BORIS Johnson revealed the UK government's new three-tier lockdown system yesterday, placing areas of England into “medium,” (tier 1) “high” (tier 2) and “very high” (tier 3) alert levels.
Here is what you need to know if you are in tier 2, regarding your holiday and travel plans.
Which areas are in tier 2?
Here are the areas currently in tier 2:
- Cheshire: Cheshire West, Chester, Cheshire East
- Greater Manchester: Manchester, Bolton, Bury, Stockport, Tameside, Trafford, Wigan, Salford, Rochdale, Oldham
- Warrington: Warrington
- Derbyshire: High Peak – the wards of Tintwistle, Padfield, Dinting, St John's, Old Glossop, Whitfield, Simmondley, Gamesley, Howard Town, Hadfield South and Hadfield North
- Lancashire: Lancashire, Blackpool, Preston, Blackburn with Darwen, Burnley
- West Yorkshire: Leeds, Bradford, Kirklees, Calderdale, Wakefield
- South Yorkshire: Barnsley, Rotherham, Doncaster, Sheffield
- North East: Newcastle, South Tyneside, North Tyneside, Gateshead, Sunderland, Durham, Northumberland
- Tees Valley: Middlesbrough, Redcar and Cleveland, Stockton-on-Tees, Darlington, Hartlepool
- West Midlands: Birmingham, Sandwell, Solihull, Wolverhampton, Walsall
- Leicester: Leicester, Oadby and Wigston
- Nottingham: Nottinghamshire, Nottingham City
Can I still go on holiday if I am in a tier 2 location?
You can still go on holiday if you are in a location in tier 2, with hotels and self-catered accommodation remaining open.
However, the new rules mean you can only go on holiday with your own household, and are not allowed to mix with other people.
You can still meet with people outside, up to six people.
It is advised against travelling to any regions in tier 3 – which currently includes Liverpool.
Can I visit a tier 2 location?
If you are in a tier 1 location, you can still visit tier 2 locations, although must follow the rules in the area.
If you are in a tier 3 location – of which Liverpool became the first – you are advised not to travel in and out of the area.
What other restrictions are in place in a tier 2 location?
Meeting in groups outside of your household at pubs, bars and restaurants is not allowed.
The 10pm curfew is still in place as well, meaning bars and restaurants which includes in hotels must close.
London is currently in tier 1, meaning holidays can still go ahead up to six people, even from different households.
However, mayor Sadiq Khan warned the capital could be moved to Tier Two, which could see people in the capital banned from mixing with other households.
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