Durham placed in tier two lockdown with tighter restrictions to come

New restrictions have just been announced

The government’s new three tier system was announced today, putting the North East of England into the second tier. Tier two is identified by the government as areas with a high risk of covid infection. Bars and restaurants are still allowed to open, but the 10pm curfew will continue.

Those in tier two lockdowns will be unable to mix with and meet other households indoors in public or visit other houses. Two households may meet outdoors in public, following existing social distancing and rule of six regulations. For those who live in households that exceed the rule of six venues should continue to accommodate larger group sizes.

So far under the new system, Liverpool is the only area to be placed in the third tier lockdown, meaning pubs and bars in the area will be forced to close however retail shops, schools, and universities will remain open in all three tiers of the lockdown.

Lower risk areas under tier-one restrictions will see no change to the current lockdown measures.

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