Leeds to stay in Tier 3

The Government announced today that Leeds and the rest of West Yorkshire will remain under Tier 3 restrictions until at least the end of December.

A brief overview of the Tier 3 guidelines are:

  • you must not meet socially indoors or in most outdoor places with anybody you do not live with, or who is not in your support bubble, this includes in any private garden or at most outdoor venues
  • you must not socialise in a group of more than six in some other outdoor public spaces, including parks, beaches, countryside accessible to the public, a public garden, grounds of a heritage site or castle, or a sports facility – this is called the ‘rule of 6’
  • hospitality settings, such as bars (including shisha venues), pubs, cafes and restaurants are closed – they are permitted to continue sales by takeaway, click-and-collect, drive-through or delivery services.
  • Full details are available at https://www.gov.uk/guidance/local-restriction-tiers-what-you-need-to-know#very-high-alert

This will be reviewed on 30th December 2020.

Different rules apply between 23 and 27 December when there will be some relaxation of the tier guidelines.

A full statement from Judith Blake, Leader of Leeds City Council is here https://news.leeds.gov.uk/news/statement-following-government-announcement-that-leeds-will-stay-in-tier-3