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From 19 December East Hampshire will remain in coronavirus TIER 2 – HIGH ALERT

From 19 December East Hampshire will remain in coronavirus TIER 2 – HIGH ALERT Following the announcement from the government today, East Hampshire will remain under coronavirus restrictions for TIER 2 – HIGH ALERT from Saturday 19 December.
From 23 to 27 December, you will be able to form a Christmas bubble. We recommend that you read the advice on GOV.UK on how to do this safely. There are restrictions that will apply to every tier, and some that are specific to tier 2.
Below is information on the restrictions, as well as links to where you can find out more. 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 should walk or cycle where possible, plan ahead and avoid busy times and routes when travelling must follow the gathering limits at their tier except for in specific settings and circumstances  Find out more about the restrictions that apply to everyone on the GOV.UK website.
In tier 2: you must not socialise with anyone you do not live with or who is not in your support bubble in any indoor setting, whether at home or in a public place
you must not socialise in a group of more than 6 people outside, including in a garden or a public space – this is called the ‘rule of 6’
businesses and venues can continue to operate, in a COVID-Secure manner, other than those which remain closed by law, such as nightclubs
pubs and bars must close, unless operating as restaurants. Hospitality venues can only serve alcohol with substantial meals
hospitality businesses selling food or drink for consumption on their premises are required to:  provide table service only, in premises which sell alcohol close between 11pm and 5am (hospitality venues in airports, ports, transport services and motorway service areas are exempt) stop taking orders after 10pm
hospitality businesses and venues selling food and drink for consumption off the premises can continue to do so after 10pm as long as this is through delivery service, click-and-collect or drive-through
early closure (11pm) applies to casinos, cinemas, theatres, museums, bowling alleys, amusement arcades, funfairs, theme parks, adventure parks and activities, and bingo halls. Cinemas, theatres and concert halls can stay open beyond 11pm in order to conclude performances that start before 10pm
public attendance at outdoor and indoor events (performances and shows) is permitted, limited to whichever is lower: 50% capacity, or either 2,000 people outdoors or 1,000 people indoors
public attendance at spectator sport and business events can resume inside and outside, subject to social contact rules and limited to whichever is lower: 50% capacity, or either 2,000 people outdoors or 1,000 people indoors
places of worship remain open, but you must not socialise with people from outside of your household or support bubble while you are indoors there, unless a legal exemption applies
weddings and funerals can go ahead with restrictions on numbers of attendees – 15 people can attend wedding ceremonies and receptions, 30 people can attend funeral ceremonies, and 15 people can attend linked commemorative events such as wakes or stonesettings.
organised outdoor sport, and physical activity and exercise classes can continue organised indoor sport, physical activity and exercise classes will only be permitted if it is possible for people to avoid mixing with people they do not live with (or share a support bubble with). There are exceptions for indoor disability sport, sport for educational purposes and supervised sport and physical activity for under-18s, which can take place with larger groups mixing
you can continue to travel to venues or amenities which are open, but should aim to reduce the number of journeys you make where possible if you live in a tier 2 area, you must continue to follow tier 2 rules when you travel to a tier 1 area. Avoid travel to or overnight stays in tier 3 areas other than where necessary, such as for work, education, youth services, to receive medical treatment, or because of caring responsibilities. You can travel through a tier 3 area as a part of a longer journey
for international travel see the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office travel advice for your destination and the travel corridors list 
This information has been taken from the government’s website, (GOV.UK). You can see it online at: gov.uk/guidance/local-restriction-tiers-what-you-need-to-know#high-alert

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