The government has announced a new Tier system for when England leaves lockdown on 2 December, with only areas in Tier 1 allowed to revert back to the ‘rule of six’.
Making the announcement to the House of Commons, health secretary Matt Hancock revealed that the new Tier 3 restrictions will see no household mixing, while pubs and restaurants must remain closed unless for takeaway and delivery. Guidance against travelling in or out of these areas was also announced.
Tier 2, unlike prior to lockdown, will also see no household mixing, and the rule of six will be applied outdoors. Pubs and bars will remain closed unless operating as restaurants, and hospitality venues can only serve alcohol with substantial meals.
Tier 1 will see a return to the restriction during the summer, with pubs and restaurants only required to close at 11pm.