COVID-19 Tiers December 2020
Last article update 21st December 2020. This article is specific to the Coronavirus advice for England. For the latest information for Ireland, Scotland or Wales please visit the relevant Gov website.
To help control the spread of COVID-19 the government have announced a regional tier system for England.
To find out which tier your region is in please visit the Government website: https://www.gov.uk/government/speeches/returning-to-a-regional-tiered-approach
The guidelines for the different tiers are as follows:
Tier 1: Medium Alert
Within this tier accommodation has been given the go ahead to open.
People within Tier 1 are permitted to go on overnight stays with their household, support bubble or in a group of up to 6 people.
Tier 2: High Alert
Within Tier 2 accommodation has been given the go ahead to open.
People within Tier 2 are permitted to go on overnight stays with their household or support bubble.
Tier 3: Very High Alert
Within Tier 3 accommodation must remain closed with limited exceptions such as work purposes or where people cannot return home.
No overnight stays are allowed outside of the local area unless necessary for work, education or similar reasons.
Tier 4: Stay At Home
Within Tier 4 accommodation must remain closed except for specific circumstances, such as where these act as someone’s main residence, where the person cannot return home, for providing accommodation or support to the homeless, or where it is essential to stay there for work purposes.
You must stay at home and not leave your Tier 4 area, other than for legally permitted reasons. You should not travel into a Tier 4 area from another part of the UK.
For the latest advice take a look at the Government website: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/local-restriction-tiers-what-you-need-to-know
The rules for Christmas Day (25th December only) are different to that of tiers 1,2 and 3. See our article for more information on this: https://help.scrumpy.co.uk/article/195-covid-19-christmas-bubble