New Tier 3 Restrictions from 26/12/20

New Tier 3 Restrictions from 26/12/20

After bringing forward a review of the Tier allocations in England, the Government has today announced that Swindon will be moved into the Tier 3 ‘Very High’ alert level from 00:01am on Boxing Day (26 December).

It follows a recent sharp rise in Swindon’s case rate from 107.6 per 100,000 on 12 December to 191.7 per 100,000 today (23 December). There have been 426 new COVID-19 cases in Swindon over the past 7 days.

This means that from 00:01am on Boxing Day:

❌You can’t mix indoors, in private gardens or in most outdoor venues, except with your household or bubble.

✅You can meet in a group of up to six in other outdoor spaces, such as parks and playgrounds.

❌You must avoid travelling outside of Swindon as much as possible except for work, education, medical attention or if you have caring responsibilities.

✅Shops, gyms and personal care services (such as hairdressing) can stay open, as can swimming pools.

❌Bars, pubs, cafes and restaurants must stay closed, except for delivery and takeaway. Food or alcohol purchased can’t be consumed on any part of that premises, including beer gardens.

❌Bowling alleys, cinemas, theatres and indoor play areas must close.

✅Collective worship can take place – with no mixing outside your bubble.

✅Weddings and civil partnership ceremonies can take place with up to 15 guests, receptions are not permitted.

✅Funerals can continue with up to 30 in attendance, 15 people can attend wakes or linked ceremonial events.

❌Sports fans cannot attend events in stadiums.

❌Indoor entertainment venues – such as bowling alleys and cinemas must stay closed.