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COVID-19 Changes – which tier are you?

Regulatory / 14 October 2020

The Government announced on the 12th October, its latest measures to control the second wave of the Coronavirus pandemic by introducing three levels (tiers) based on the known local COVID-19 rates.   It is hoped that this approach will simplify the many rules.  These tiers impose different restrictions on the local population and particularly the hospitality sector.   

The Government has also launched a postcode checker which confirms the restrictions operating in your area.

Medium tier
This covers most of the country.  Hospitality venues that operate within these areas are subject to:
—  Rule of six
—  10pm-close
—  Table service
—  Test and trace requirements
—  Face coverings for guests away from table

High tier
This introduces additional restrictions preventing people from mixing with other households or support bubbles in indoor hospitality venues.

Nottinghamshire, East and West Cheshire, Manchester, parts of South Yorkshire and North East England are designated as High tier.

Very High tier
Applies to areas where transmission rates are rapidly increasing.

—  Pubs and bars serving alcohol only must close
—  Alcohol can be served in pubs if it is taken as part of a main meal
—  All social mixing indoors is banned
—  People are advised not to visit Very High areas
—  Residents in Very High areas should not travel

Currently, only Liverpool and the surrounding areas are affected.

If you would like advice about whether your premises can remain open or if it’s subject to any restrictions then do get in touch.


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