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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
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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

Wales entered a two-week fire-break at 6pm Friday 23, imposing strict restrictions across the entire country.

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.

Social distancing: Everyone has been asked to stay at home with limited exemptions in place for exercise and travelling to work when they cannot work from home.

Gatherings: All household mixing is banned indoor and outdoors, but single adult families remain allowed to form a support bubble with another household. All other gatherings are banned apart from very-limited exemptions for small scale Rememberance Sunday services.

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: All non-essential shops are shut, including cafes, bars, pubs and restaurants, but they can remain open for delivery and take-away services. Close contact services including hairdressers, beauticians, leasures and tourism firms, community centres and libraries must also shut. Parks, playgrounds and outdoor gyms will remain open.

Education: Primary and special schools will reopen for the second week of the new restrictions. Secondary schools will reopen for Year 7 and 8 students and for those sitting exams. University teaching will continue online and in-person where essential, but students

Travel: Essential domestic travel only. 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

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon announced a new five tier lockdown system would be in effect from 2 November with each of Scotland's 32 local authorities placed into one of the levels. There are currently no local authorities placed in Tier 0 or Tier 4.

The full details of each of the measures within the tiers are:

Tier 0: The least severe restrictions, allowing for eight people from 3 households to meet indoors or 15 people from up to 5 households outside.

Hospitality venues including pubs and bars allowed to open indoors and outdoors provided there is table service.

Non-essential shops allowed to open.

Travel unrestricted but no non-essential travel to/from level 3 areas or above.

Schools and universities to open provided protective measures are in place.

Shops and close contact services open.

Tier 1: No socialising allowed in private homes; six people from a maximum of 2 households allowed in indoors public places and outdoors.

Hospitality venues indoors and outdoors allowed with 10:30pm curfew.

Non-essential shops allowed to open

Funerals and weddings allowed but with limits of 20 people attending.

Entertainment and leisure venues open but nightclubs will remain shut.

Travel unrestricted but no non-essential travel to/from level 3 areas or above permitted.

All sports permitted except for 18+ indoor contact sports.

Workplaces open but people still advised to work from home where possible.

Tier 2: No socialising allowed in private homes; six people from a maximum of 2 households allowed in indoors public places and outdoors.

Indoor hospitality can remain open with table service but alcohol can only be served with main meals and must close by 20:00

Travel unrestricted but no non-essential travel to/from level 3 areas or above permitted.

Cinemas and bingo halls remain open but soft play facilities, theatres, music venues and casinos must shut

Workplaces open but people still advised to work from home where possible.

Tier 3: Alcohol sales banned indoors and outdoors with cafes, pubs and restaurants allowed to stay open until 6pm to serve food and non-alcoholic drinks.

No socialising allowed in private homes; six people from a maximum of 2 households allowed to meet in indoors public places but with additional social distancing restrictions.

All leisure and entertainment venues closed.

People in the shielding category asked to take additional precautions including avoiding indoor public spaces and shopping less frequently and at quiter times.

Schools remain open

Indoor exercise facilities and gyms can remain open for individual exercise only.

Non-essential travel banned

Tier 4: No socialising allowed in private homes; six people from a maximum of 2 households allowed to meet in indoors public places but with additional social distancing restrictions.

All pubs, cafes, restaurants must close.

All holiday accomodation must shut to tourism.

Only non-essential retail shops can remain open with close contact services, including hairdressers, required to close.

Outdoor gyms and non-contact sports can continue but all indoor facilities must close.

Schools should remain open but introduce enhanced precautions.

People in the shielding category are now asked to minimise any contact with people outside their household.

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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