Three-Tiered Local Covid Alert
The Government has set out a its 3 tier local alert system to standardise and simplify the measures to fight back against coronavirus. This is how we will continue to fight back against the resurgent virus, protecting our NHS and saving lives whilst keeping our children in school and our economy running to safeguard jobs and livelihoods.
Local Alert Level: Medium
National restrictions continue to apply. This includes the current person rule and the 10pm closing time for pubs and restaurants.
Local Alert Level: High
Additional restrictions apply across all areas under high alert. Contact is limited to one household / support bubble indoors. The rule of 6 still applies outdoors (including gardens). Childcare bubbles can exist for under-14s.
Local Alert Level: Very High
Increased fixed restrictions, including on household mixing indoors and outdoors, travel advice, and closures of pubs and bars not serving substantial meals with alcohol. Further business restrictions agreed with Local Authorities. Support available to Local Authorities for local test and trace and for enforcement and compliance activity.
Additional contact rules, include a limit to one household or support bubble both indoors and out. This applies to hospitality and ticketed venues. Rule of 6 still applies in outdoor public spaces e.g. parks, beaches and sports grounds. Childcare bubbles for under-14s are permitted.
A postcode checker on GOV.UK shows which alert level applies in each area and the NHS COVID-19 app will also direct people to this information.