ESSEX and York are among the areas moving into tougher tier two lockdown restrictions, Matt Hancock has announced today.
The Health Secretary made the announcement at the Commons this morning as he confirmed that London will also see stricter measures.
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And he said more areas – including Essex, Elmbridge, York, Chesterfield, Barrow-in-Furness, north-east Derbyshire and Erewash – will move intok the second tier.
Areas in tier two – where there is a high risk of coronavirus – are banned from mixing with other households indoors, including in pubs.
When meeting outside, only two households will be able to mix.
Current social distancing measures, the “rule of six” outdoors and the 10pm curfew will continue in this tier.
However, all businesses and venues can continue to operate, in a Covid-secure way, unless they’re closed by law – such as clubs and adult entertainment venues.
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