Thousands and thousands extra folks throughout the UK have been positioned below tighter coronavirus restrictions from at present.
One other six million in England have been positioned in Tier 4, whereas Scotland and Northern Eire have additionally imposed harsher measures on their residents on Boxing Day.
The Tier 4 restrictions – successfully a regional lockdown – now additionally have an effect on the next locations in England:
- Elements of Essex presently not in Tier 4
- Waverley in Surrey
- Hampshire (other than the New Forest)
These locations are additionally being moved into Tier 3:
- Isle of Wight
- The New Forest
In the meantime, Cornwall and Herefordshire are transferring into Tier 2.
Underneath England’s hardest Tier 4 restrictions, individuals are advised to remain at residence and non-essential retailers, bars and eating places are closed.
Individuals are not allowed to satisfy different households, besides in a help bubble or in an outside public house with one different individual.
Quite a few areas had been already placed into Tier 4 forward of Christmas, together with London and swathes of the South East and East.
Northern Eire’s six-week lockdown additionally begins at present.
All non-essential retailers will likely be shut and hospitality will solely be open for takeaway providers.
The primary week would be the strictest, when all sporting exercise will likely be banned and important retailers must shut at 8pm.
In a transfer much like England’s Tier 4 restrictions, Wales will likely be transferring again into Degree 4 measures after easing them for Christmas Day.
The tighter restrictions had been initially supposed for 28 December however First Minister Mark Drakeford introduced them ahead final week.
This hardest stage of restrictions means non-essential retailers, gyms and wonder salons should shut and bars and eating places can solely open for takeaways.
Individuals are being advised to “keep residence” and to solely journey for “important causes”.
In the course of the Degree 4 lockdown, folks can not combine with anybody they don’t dwell with, besides these they’re in an unique help bubble with.
Mainland Scotland can also be coming into the hardest tier of restrictions at present for at the least three weeks.
The measures are similar to these imposed by England and Wales, with non-essential retail and hospitality shut.
Folks won’t be allowed to satisfy in one another’s homes, however six adults from two separate households can meet in a public place. Youngsters below 12 don’t depend in direction of the entire.