BREAKING: Oxford moving to Tier Two restrictions on Saturday

Here we go again

The government has announced that Oxford will face Tier Two Covid restrictions from this Saturday, October 31.

The decision to move to Tier Two comes after Coronavirus rates per 100,000 in Oxford city rose to 137.1 for the week ending October 23.

The move from Tier One “medium” to Tier Two “high” alert means that a number of additional restrictions will be introduced across Oxford city:

If you live in the city of Oxford, then from this Saturday, you will not be able to meet socially with friends and family in any indoor setting unless you live with them or have formed a support bubble with them. This includes private homes and other indoor venues such as pubs and restaurants.

You can continue to see friends and family in an outdoor space. However, when you do so, you must not meet in a group of more than six, and you need to socially distance.

The rest of Oxfordshire is remaining in Tier One for now.

You can check if you live within the boundary of the city of Oxford by using the postcode checker and can browse Coronavirus cases data within specific areas on the government’s website.