Today the Borough of Stockton-on-Tees entered “Tier 3 – Very High Alert” restrictions.

Details of the Tier 3 rules are summarised below:

  • Meeting friends and family
    No mixing of households indoors, or most outdoor places, apart from support bubbles. Maximum of six in some outdoor public spaces (e.g. parks, public gardens).
  • Bars, Pubs and Restaurants
    Hospitality is closed, with the exception of sales by takeaway, drive-through or delivery.
  • Retail
  • Work and Business
    Everyone who can work from home should do so.
  • Education
    Early years settings, schools, colleges and universities open. Childcare, other supervised activities for children, and childcare bubbles permitted.
  • Indoor Leisure
    Open. Group activities and classes should not take place.
  • Accommodation
    Closed (with limited exceptions).
  • Personal Care
  • Overnight Stays
    We advise against overnight stays other than with household or support bubble.
  • Weddings and Funerals
    15 guests for weddings, civil partnerships and wakes; 30 for funerals. Wedding receptions not permitted.
  • Entertainment
    Indoor venues closed.
  • Places of Worship
    Open but cannot interact with anyone outside household or support bubble.
  • Travelling
    Avoid travelling outside your area, other than where necessary such as for work or education. Further exemptions apply. Reduce the number of journeys where possible. Plan ahead and avoid busy times and routes on public transport. Avoid car sharing with those outside of your household or support bubble.
  • Exercise
    Classes and organised adult sport can take place outdoors, but people should avoid higher-risk contact activity. Group exercise activities and sports indoors should not take place, unless with your household or bubble. Organised activities for elite athletes, under-18s and disabled people can continue.
  • Residential Care
    COVID-secure arrangements such as substantial screens, visiting pods, and window visits. Outdoor/airtight visits only (rollout of rapid testing will enable indoor visits including contact).
  • Large Events
    Events should not take place. Drive-in events permitted.

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