From 5th of January national lockdown rules apply in England.
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The government has replaced the national lockdown measures on 2 December 2020 with a regionally-differentiated approach, where different tiers of restrictions apply in different parts of the country.
There are 4 tiers for local restrictions:
The tiers came into effect from Wednesday 2 December 2020.
There is separate guidance for:
The government will announce the arrangements that will be in place over the Christmas period shortly.
Following guidance applies across all tiers, everyone:
must wear a face covering in most indoor public settings, unless they have an exemption
should follow the rules on meeting others safely
should attend school or college as normal, unless they are self-isolating. Schools, universities, colleges and early years settings remain open in all tiers
Visits to care homes can take place with arrangements such as substantial screens, visiting pods, and window visits.
Everyone who can work from home should do so. Where people cannot do so – including, but not limited to, people who work in critical national infrastructure, construction, or manufacturing – they should continue to travel to their workplace. Public-sector employees working in essential services, including education settings, should continue to go into work where necessary.