26 Nov London’s New Tier Two Rules – What They Mean
London’s New Tier Two Rules – What They Mean
London’s 32 boroughs and the City of London, are now subject to the new Tier Two Covid-19 rules following the end of national lockdown on December 2.
Here are the new rules in tier 2:
Non-essential shops in all areas can re-open, as can gyms, hairdressers and other personal care businesses, with the formal instruction to stay at home coming to an end.
Places of worship will be able to open and weddings will be allowed within local restrictions.
Under the new system, although hospitality venues will be allowed to stay open until 11pm – with last orders at 10pm – only those that serve substantial meals can operate. It means pubs and bars that do not meet this criteria will have to close.
As before, social mixing outside of households or support bubbles will not be allowed indoors. The rule of six will apply outdoors.
Spectators will be allowed to watch sport in tier 2, with a maximum crowd capacity outdoors of 50% of the capacity of the stadium or 2,000 people, whichever is smaller. Indoors, the maximum capacity is 1,000.
Indoor entertainment venues such as cinemas, casinos and bowling alleys can stay open. They should close at 11pm but can stay open later in order to conclude performances that start before 10pm.
The previous rules
In the “high” alert level tier people were prohibited from mixing socially indoors with anybody outside of their household or support bubble but the rule of six remained in place outdoors. Hospitality businesses, such as pubs and restaurants, could open until 10pm but people were only allowed to visit with their household or support bubble.
Full list of London Borough and City of London
The thirty-two London Boroughs
Hammersmith and Fulham
Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea
Outer London Boroughs
Barking and Dagenham
Kingston upon Thames
Richmond upon Thames
City of London.
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