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.
- keep it small, keep it short and keep it local – is the key message
- you can form an exclusive Christmas bubble composed of people from no more than three households, but people are being encourage to meet with the fewest people possible and for the shortest amount of time possible
- avoid staying away from home overnight
- you can only be in one Christmas bubble
- you cannot change your Christmas bubble
- you can only meet your Christmas bubble in private homes or in your garden, places of worship, or public outdoor spaces
- Find out more https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/making-a-christmas-bubble-with-friends-and-family/making-a-christmas-bubble-with-friends-and-family
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