COVID 19 Tier 3 - Very High Alert: what it means for your holiday
Oct 27, 2020
How long will the restrictions be in place?
Areas should only be at this level for 28 days then a review should take place.
Meeting with others
You can meet with others in public outdoor places, such as beaches or parks, but only in groups of up to 6 people. You can only meet indoors or in private outdoor spaces, such as someone's garden, or hospitality venues with those in your household or support bubble.
Travel and transport
Journeys should be minimised, but you can still travel to go to the shops, works and hospitality venues that are open. You should still wear a face covering. You're advised against travelling out of your area (although exceptions apply, for example for work, education or caring responsibilities).
You can't stay overnight somewhere if it means you will be inside with people outside your household or support bubble. You're advised against overnight stays in other parts of the UK and people outside of these very high alert areas are advised not to stay in these areas. If you do stay overnight, it can only be with people in your household or support bubble and you're advised to stay within the very high alert level area.
Going to work
You should work from home where possible. Where this isn't possible, workplaces should be coronavirus secure.
Shops & Hospitality
Shops remain open. Restaurants, pubs and cafés can remain open but may be subject to local closures. These venues have to close by 10pm and must provide table service. Pubs and bars must serve a substantial meal with the purchase of alcohol. You can only go out to these places with people from your household or support bubble.
Exercise and sporting activity
Gyms may be closed, depending on local area decisions. Organised sport and licensed physical activity are allowed in indoor and outdoor settings. You can't attend sporting events such as football matches.
Places of worship
They can open as long as households don't mix indoors or outdoors, but it's best to check with your place of worship. There are exceptions for weddings and funerals.
Weddings and civil partnerships: Up to 15 people can attend a ceremony, but wedding receptions aren't allowed.
Funerals: Up to 30 people can attend someone’s funeral and up to 15 people can attend someone’s wake, but this can't be held in someone's home.
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Care home visits
You should only visit someone in exceptional circumstances, such as if they are at the end of their life.