Five months have now passed since the UK went into a national lockdown due to Covid-19 and there have been several changes to the regulations since then.
As well as the 'Rule of Six', a new three tier system has now been introduced to target local outbreaks.
The three tiers are as follows:
- Medium: all businesses and venues can continue to operate in a COVID-secure manner, other than those which are still banned from doing so, like night clubs. A curfew remains in place, which means that certain businesses selling food or drink on their premises are required to close between 10pm and 5am, except delivery, drive through, or click and collect. Schools, universities, and places of worship remain open, with weddings and funerals permitted to go ahead in line with restrictions on the number of attendees. The rule of six applies.
- High: people are restricted from meeting anybody outside their household or support bubble in any indoor setting, and meeting no more than a total group of six in outdoor settings like gardens and parks. People will be encouraged to reduce the number of journeys they make: if they need to travel, they should seek to avoid busy times or routes on public transport, or walk or cycle.
- Very High: the baseline measures include closure of pubs and bars, unless they operate as if they were a restaurant, prohibition of wedding receptions, and banning meeting with anybody outside the household or support bubble in any indoor or private setting, with socialising only permitted up to a group of 6 in a public, outdoor setting. People should avoid traveling in and out of 'very high' areas other than for things like work, education, or caring responsibilities. People who live in a 'very high' area should avoid staying overnight elsewhere, and people in 'medium' or 'high' areas should avoid staying overnight in 'very high areas. I understand that in these areas the Government will consult with local authorities to put in place any additional measures deemed necessary.
Bournemouth currently remains on the 'Medium' alert level, however you can check to see if this changes here: https://www.gov.uk/find-coronavirus-local-restrictions?priority-taxon=7…
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