Here’s What Tier 3 Status Means For London !

Jesse Williams

By Jesse Williams

Jesse Williams

15 Dec 2020

The Government announced that London would be entering the Tier 3 category on Wednesday as the capital had seen a “concerning” rise in COVID-19 cases.

The implications of this however may not be commonly understood so here’s a comprehensive breakdown of what Tier 3 means in practice.

Home: No mixing allowed with other people indoors apart from your household or bubble, cannot meet in a private garden. 

Hairdressers: Open and have to operate in a Covid-secure manner or risk closure.

Pubs, Bars and Restaurants: Closed except for takeaway, delivery and click and collect services.

Shops: All shops open must operate in a Covid-secure manner.

Live sports and concerts: No public attendance of spectator sport or indoor performances. Elite sport events to continue behind closed doors.

Recreation and exercise: Organised adult sport can take place outdoors but not inside if it involves social mixing. All organised sport for children and elite athletes is allowed. Gyms and pools open but must be Covid secure.

Theatres, cinemas, bowling alleys, nightclubs and casinos must all close.

Work & Education: All nurseries, schools, colleges and universities can remain open.

Work from home whenever possible.

Travel: Travel is permitted for reasons such as work, education, access charitable or youth services, carrying out caring responsibilities, moving house, visiting your support bubble and receiving medical support