Yesterday the Prime Minister addressed the nation to set out our Covid Winter Plan which will see England move back into a three-tiered, regional set of restrictions on 2 December.
Strengthening the tiers in order to keep the virus under control. The scientific advice is also clear that, while the previous tiers reduced the R rate, they were not quite enough to bring R below 1. The tiers therefore need to be toughened in some ways to keep the virus under control:
- In tier 1 we will encourage people to minimise travel and reinforce the importance of working from home where possible.
- In tier 2 alcohol may only be served in hospitality settings as part of a substantial meal.
- In tier 3 hospitality will close except for delivery and takeaway, and indoor entertainment venues must also close.