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What does being in Tier 2 mean for Christmas? – Bukipress


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MATT Hancock is gearing up to announce which parts of the UK will be placed under Tier 2 restrictions from December 3.

The ‘high level’ measures will be eased, however, over Christmas – here’s what you need to know.

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What are the rules for Tier 2 over Christmas?

Up to three households in Tier 2 will be able to meet inside over a period of five days over Christmas.

Social distancing and travel rules will be scrapped from December 23 to 27 -meaning families will be able to hug those in their bubble and stay overnight.

Cops won’t be expected to patrol to enforce the new rules – but will step in if people break them by hosting huge gatherings and hold parties.

Which areas are in Tier 2?

The following areas will go into Tier 2 from December 3:

North West

  • Cumbria
  • Liverpool City Region
  • Warrington and Cheshire


  • York
  • North Yorkshire

West Midlands

  • Worcestershire
  • Herefordshire
  • Shropshire and Telford & Wrekin

East Midlands

  • Rutland
  • Northamptonshire

East of England

  • Suffolk
  • Hertfordshire
  • Cambridgeshire, including Peterborough
  • Norfolk
  • Essex, Thurrock and Southend on Sea
  • Bedfordshire and Milton Keynes


  • all 32 boroughs plus the City of London

South East

  • East Sussex
  • West Sussex
  • Brighton and Hove
  • Surrey
  • Reading
  • Wokingham
  • Bracknell Forest
  • Windsor and Maidenhead
  • West Berkshire
  • Hampshire (except the Isle of Wight), Portsmouth and Southampton
  • Buckinghamshire
  • Oxfordshire

South West

  • South Somerset, Somerset West and Taunton, Mendip and Sedgemoor
  • Bath and North East Somerset
  • Dorset
  • Bournemouth
  • Christchurch
  • Poole
  • Gloucestershire
  • Wiltshire and Swindon
  • Devon

What are the rules for Tier 2 for December?

The rules will be stricter for the rest of December as follows:

  • Households in Tier 2 are not allowed to mix indoors but can mix outdoors in groups of up to six
  • Pubs can stay open if they are able to serve a ‘substantial meal’ with drinks
  • Last orders will be given at 10pm but pubs can stay open until 11pm.
  • Schools, gyms and places of worship can remain open.
  • Live events can go ahead but will be limited to 50% of their capacity.

Can I go to the pub?

Yes. You can go to the pub if you live in a Tier 2 area.

You will be asked, however, to give your last orders at 10pm and all pubs must close by 11pm.

You must also order a ‘substantial meal’ with your pint.

Can I see my family?

Yes. You can see members of your family outside in groups of up to six if you live in a Tier 2 area.

You will not, however, be able to mix with family members from other households at home.

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