From 2 December East Hampshire Will Be In Coronavirus Tier 2 High Alert - The Directory Group

From 2 December East Hampshire will be in coronavirus TIER 2 – HIGH ALERT

Following the government’s announcement of tiered restrictions that will be in place from the end of current national restrictions (2 December), East Hampshire will be in coronavirus TIER 2 – HIGH ALERT.

In summary this means:

Meeting friends and family - no mixing of households indoors, apart from support bubbles. Maximum of six outdoors.
Education - early years settings, schools, colleges and universities open. Childcare, other supervised activities for children, and childcare bubbles permitted.
Overnight stays - permitted with household or support bubble.
Travelling - reduce the number of journeys you make and walk or cycle if possible. Avoid busy times and routes on public transport. Avoid car sharing with those outside of your household or support bubble. Avoid entering a Tier 3 area, other than where necessary such as for work or education. Further exemptions apply.

Bars, pubs and restaurants - pubs and bars must close, unless operating as restaurants. Hospitality venues can only serve alcohol with substantial meals. Venues must stop taking orders at 10pm and must close by 11pm.
Indoor leisure - open.
Weddings and funerals - 15 guests for weddings, civil partnerships, wedding receptions and wakes; 30 for funerals.
Exercise - classes and organised adult sport can take place outdoors, but cannot take place indoors if there is any interaction between people from different households. Organised activities for elite athletes, under-18s and disabled people can continue.
Retail - open.
Accommodation - open.

Entertainment - open.
Residential care - COVID-secure arrangements such as substantial screens, visiting pods, and window visits. Outdoor/airtight visits only (rollout of rapid testing will enable indoor visits including contact).
Work and business - everyone who can work from home should do so.
Personal care - open.
Places of worship - open, but cannot interact with anyone outside household or support bubble.
Large events - sport, live performances and business meetings limited to 50% capacity or 2000 people outdoors (whichever is lower) and 50% capacity or 1000 people indoors (whichever is lower).

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The Directory Group covers the following areas within Hampshire and West Sussex: Petersfield, Clanfield, Hornden, Cowplain, Waterlooville, Denmead, Purbrook, Widley, Farlington, Cosham, Drayton, Havant, Rowlands Castle, Hayling Island, Emsworth, Southbourne, Westbourne and Bosham.