The Government has now confirmed which areas of England will go into which tier of lockdown before Christmas.
Each area of England has been placed into one of three tiers – the system is similar to the one in place ahead of the lockdown that was imposed in early November, though the restrictions under each band have been toughened from the previous regime.
The Prime Minister has announced a new three-tier system of local lockdown measures for England in an effort to control the spread of Covid-19.
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What are the new Tier 1, 2 and 3 measures?
Across all tiers:
People can leave their homes for any purpose and can socialise in outdoor places, subject to the rule of sixCollective worship and weddings can resumeShops and wider leisure facilities including gyms can reopen
New Tier 1 measures:
People should work from home wherever possibleLast orders at hospitality venues at 10pm, with curfew extended to 11pm
New Tier 2 measures:
Alcohol can only be served at hospitality venues as part of a substantial mealLast orders at hospitality venues at 10pm, with curfew extended to 11pm
New Tier 3 measures:
Bars, restaurants and all hospitality venues will remain closed, except for takeaway and deliveryIndoor entertainment and hotels will remain closed
Which areas of England are in which tiers?
Tier 1: Medium alert
Isle of Wight
CornwallIsles of Scilly
Tier 2: High alert
CumbriaLiverpool City RegionWarrington and Cheshire
WorcestershireHerefordshireShropshire and Telford & Wrekin
East of England
SuffolkHertfordshireCambridgeshire, including PeterboroughNorfolkEssex, Thurrock and Southend on SeaBedfordshire and Milton Keynes
all 32 boroughs plus the City of London
East SussexWest SussexBrighton and HoveSurreyReadingWokinghamBracknell ForestWindsor and MaidenheadWest BerkshireHampshire (except the Isle of Wight), Portsmouth and SouthamptonBuckinghamshireOxfordshire
South Somerset, Somerset West and Taunton, Mendip and SedgemoorBath and North East SomersetDorsetBournemouthChristchurchPooleGloucestershireWiltshire and SwindonDevon
Tier 3: Very High alert
Tees Valley Combined Authority:
HartlepoolMiddlesbroughStockton-on-TeesRedcar and ClevelandDarlington
North East Combined Authority:
SunderlandSouth TynesideGatesheadNewcastle upon TyneNorth TynesideCounty DurhamNorthumberland
Greater ManchesterLancashireBlackpoolBlackburn with Darwen
Yorkshire and The Humber
The HumberWest YorkshireSouth Yorkshire
Birmingham and Black CountryStaffordshire and Stoke-on-TrentWarwickshire, Coventry and Solihull
Derby and DerbyshireNottingham and NottinghamshireLeicester and LeicestershireLincolnshire
Slough (remainder of Berkshire is tier 2: High alert)Kent and Medway
BristolSouth GloucestershireNorth Somerset
When will the tiers next be reviewed?
The next review of the tiers is due on December 11.