The new government rules created a three-tiered system with increasing restrictions depending on the level of alert set. Below is a summary of the main rules that apply at the different levels.

Level 1 (medium)

  • The The ‘rule of six’ It applies, which means that socializing in groups greater than six people is prohibited either indoors or outdoors.

  • Dealers can still go home to work and it doesn’t count as part of the six-person maximum.

  • Business activities and places can continue to operate but bars and restaurants must ensure that customers consume food and drink only while sitting, and It closes between 10 PM and 5 AM.

  • Ready food can continue to be sold after 10pm if ordered over the phone or online.

  • Schools and universities remain open.

  • Places of worship remain open but people should not mix in a group of more than six.

  • Weddings and funerals can go ahead with restrictions on the number of people who can attend (15 and 30 respectively).

  • Organized exercise and sports classes can be continued outdoors, and if the rule of six is ​​followed – indoors.


Level 2 (High)

  • People are forbidden to communicate with anyone outside their homes or support bubble anywhere indoor.

  • Traders can still go home to work.

  • The rule of six continues to apply to outdoor socialization, for example in a park or public place like a park or beach.

  • Businesses and venues can continue to operate but bars and restaurants must ensure that customers consume food and drink only while sitting, and they are closed between 10 PM and 5 AM.

  • Ready meals can continue to be sold after 10 pm if ordered online or over the phone.

  • Schools and universities remain open.

  • Places of worship remain open but people should not mix in a group of more than six.

  • Weddings and funerals can go ahead with restrictions on the number of people who can attend (15 and 30 respectively).

  • Organized exercise and sports classes can continue outdoors but will only be permitted indoors if people can avoid mixing with those they do not live with (or share in a support bubble), youth or sports with disabilities.

  • Travel is permitted for open accommodations, for business or for access to education, but people are advised to reduce the number of trips where possible.


Level 3 (very high)

  • People are prohibited from coming into contact with anyone they do not live with, or have not formed a support bubble, anywhere indoors, in a private park or at most outdoor hospitality and ticketing events.

  • Traders can still go home to work.

  • The rule of six continues to apply to outdoor public places, such as parks, beaches, parks or sports venues.

  • Only pubs and bars are allowed to remain open to operate as restaurants, in which case alcohol can only be served as part of a basic meal.

  • Schools and universities remain open.

  • Places of worship remain open, but domestic mixing is not permitted.

  • wedding parties And the Funerals Going forward with restrictions on the number of people attending (15 and 30 respectively) but weddings are not permitted.

  • The rules for organized exercise and sports classes are the same as those in Level 2. It can continue outdoors but will only be allowed indoors if people can avoid mixing with people they do not live with (or participate in support with), youth or sports disabilities.

  • You should avoid traveling outside a very high alert level area or entering a very high alert level area other than things like work, education or youth services, to fulfill caring responsibilities or if you are traveling as part of a longer trip.

  • Residents of a Tier 3 area should avoid staying overnight in another part of the UK, while people who live in a Tier 1 or Tier 2 area should avoid staying overnight in a high alert area.

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