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Live Local Lockdown Map: All The Changes to Lockdown Restrictions Across Great Britain

Live Local Lockdown Map: All The Changes to Lockdown Restrictions Across Great Britain

Boris Johnson has unveiled a new three-tiered lockdown system

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Use PoliticsHome's interactive map to see the local lockdown restrictions in each area of Great Britain.

Each of the UK’s four nations sets its own public health policies, meaning restrictions differ between England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.

Northern Ireland

A new 'circuit-breaker' lockdown came into force in Northern Ireland from 6pm Friday 16 October for a period of four weeks.

The new restrictions include:

Social Contact: Households cannot mix indoors, with some exceptions, and no more than six people from two households can meet in a private garden. Bubbles must be limited to a maximum of 10 people from two households, with no overnight stays in any private home unless between bubbles. No mass events of more than 15 people are permitted with some limited exemptions for sports.

Business closures: The hospitality sector must close apart from for deliveries and takeaways which can remain open until 11pm. Other takeaway services must also adhere to the 11pm curfew. Hairdressers and beauticians must also close. Off licenses and supermarkets cannot sell alcohol after 8pm. The retail sector will remain open.

Sports: No indoor sport or any kind of outdoor contact sport is permitted except for at elite level. Gyms may remain open but only for individual training.

Face coverings: Face coverings are compulsory on public transport, in shops and supermarkets, and in selected other indoor settings. They are also advised wherever social distancing is not possible.

Work from home: The government is currently advising that people should work from home unless able to do so. Universities and other further education have been asked to extend online learning as much as possible, with exceptions for necessary and unavoidable face-to-face teaching.

Social distancing:  Individuals are advised to stay one metre apart from each other as of 29 June.

Events: Funerals are limited to 25 people with no pre- or post funeral gatherings. From 19 October wedding ceremonies are also limited to 25 people with no receptions allowed.

Travel: No unnecessary travel should be taken. Those arriving from selected international destinations are required to self-isolate for 14 days. You can view the current travel advice for Northern Ireland here.

Visit the nidirect.gov.uk website for all the latest rules and guidance for Northern Ireland.

England

Boris Johnson has announced a new three-tier system for grading lockdown measures across England. Under the lowest tier, the Medium Alert level, the current national restrictions will apply. They are:

Face coverings: Face coverings are compulsory on public transport, in shops and supermarkets, and in selected other indoor settings such as museums, cinemas, galleries and places of worship. They are also advised wherever social distancing is not possible. Staff in the hospitality and retail sectors are now also required to wear face masks, as well as passengers in taxis.

Work from home: The government is currently advising that people should work from home where they can. Where this is not possible, employers must ensure that their workplace follows national Covid-safe guidelines.

Social distancing: Individuals are advised to stay two metres apart from each other but, where this is not possible, one metre is advised.

Gatherings: Gatherings of more than six people are illegal both indoors and outdoors as of 14 September. From 28 September, weddings ceremonies and receptions are allowed up to 15 guests. Funerals are permitted for up to 30 guests.

Events:  From 28 September, weddings ceremonies and receptions are allowed up to 15 guests. Funerals are permitted for up to 30 guests. The reopening of large sporting events, exhibition halls and conference centres due on 1 October has been postponed.

Business closures: Most indoor settings such as non-essential retail, hairdressers, libraries, places of worship, and museums and galleries have been allowed to reopen. Nightclubs have not been allowed to reopen.

Curfew: As of Thursday 24 September, all pubs and restaurants will be required to shut by 10 pm. Venues will also only be allowed to offer table service.

Travel: There are no restrictions on domestic travel, except in some areas experiencing localised lockdowns. Those arriving from selected international destinations are required to self-isolate for 14 days. You can view the latest travel advice for England here.

Under the High Alert level, the following additional restrictions are in place:

Mixing between households/support bubbles is banned indoors, including in hospitality venues.

The rule of six remains in place for any gatherings outdoors or in any other space.

People are asked to limit the amount of journeys they take, and avoid rush hour or public transport where possible.

Under the Very High Alert level, the following baseline restrictions are in place:

Pubs and bars must shut unless they can operate as a restaurant, and are only allowed to serve alcohol to those eating a meal.

People are not allowed to mix outside their household or support bubble in any indoor or outdoor space. The rule of six will also apply to open public spaces such as beaches and parks.

Wedding receptions are not allowed.

People have been asked to avoid travelling outside any 'Very High' area or entering another unless it is for essential travel.

Those living in 'Very High' areas have been asked not to stay overnight outside those areas, while those resident elsewhere have been requested not to remain overnight in any area placed in the 'Very High' tier.

Local leaders have also been handed powers allowed to introduce further restrictions.

Visit the gov.uk website for all the latest rules and guidance for England.

Wales

There are currently partial or full local restrictions in 13 local authorities in Wales: Blaenau Gwent, Bridgend, Caerphilly, Cardiff, Conwy, Denbighshire, Flintshire, Llanelli (Carmarthenshire), Merthyr Tydfil, Newport, Rhondda Cynon Taf, Swansea and Wrexham.

Face coverings: Face coverings are compulsory on public transport, in shops and supermarkets, and in selected other indoor settings. They are also advised wherever social distancing is not possible.

Work from home: The government is currently advising that people should work from home where they can. Where this is not possible, employers must ensure that their workplace follows national Covid-safe guidelines.

Social distancing: Individuals are advised to stay two metres apart from each other, and employers are required to ensure employees can maintain a two-metre distance. Children under 11 are exempt from this rule.

Gatherings: People can only gather in groups of up to six indoors and must all belong to the same extended household group. Up to four households are able to join together to form an extended household. Children under 11 are exempt from these restrictions.

Local restrictions: In areas subject to local restrictions, people cannot form extended households or meet people from outside their household indoors. Adults living alone and single parents will still be able to form an extended household as of 3 October.

Events: As of 22 August, the number of people able to attend wedding ceremonies is dependent on the venue’s ability to ensure social distancing. Wedding receptions are allowed for up to 30 guests indoors. There are no restrictions on funeral attendance, provided social distancing is observed.

Business closures: Most indoor settings such as non-essential retail, hairdressers, libraries, places of worship, and museums and galleries have been allowed to reopen.

Curfew: All pubs and restaurants are now required to shut by 10 pm. Venues will also only be allowed to offer table service.

Travel: There are no restrictions on domestic travel, except in some areas experiencing localised lockdowns. Those arriving from selected international destinations are required to self-isolate for 14 days. You can view the latest travel advice for Wales here.

Visit the gov.wales website for all the latest rules and guidance for Wales.

Scotland

There are currently local restrictions in across the Greater Glasgow and Clyde, Lanarkshire, Forth Valley, Lothian and Ayrshire and Arran health board areas.

Face coverings: Face coverings are compulsory on public transport, in shops and supermarkets, and in selected other indoor settings. They are also advised wherever social distancing is not possible.

Work from home: The government is currently advising that people should work from home where they can. Where this is not possible, employers must ensure that their workplace follows national Covid-safe guidelines.

Social distancing: Individuals are advised to stay two metres apart from each other. Children under 12 do not have to social distance outdoors.

Gatherings: Gatherings of more than six people from up to two households are not permitted outdoors. Separate households can no longer meet in people’s homes, with limited exceptions. Groups of up to six people from two households can continue to meet indoors in public spaces. Children under 12 are exempt from these restrictions.

Events: Up to 20 people can attend wedding ceremonies and receptions. The same limit applies to funerals. The phased return of fans to large sporting fixtures from 5 October as been postponed.

Business closures: Licenses premises can only serve alcohol outdoors. Most indoor settings such as non-essential retail, hairdressers, libraries, places of worship, and museums and galleries have been allowed to reopen.

All pubs and restaurants are required to shut indoor areas by 6 pm until 06:00 26 October. They can serve alcohol outdoors and provide take away until 10 pm. Venues will also only be allowed to offer table service.

Travel: There are no restrictions on domestic travel, except in some areas experiencing localised lockdowns. Those arriving from selected international destinations are required to self-isolate for 14 days. You can view the latest travel advice for Scotland here.

Visit the gov.scot website for all the latest rules and guidance for Scotland.

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