26 November 2020, 11:33 | Updated: 26 November 2020, 12:04
The Government have confirmed which areas in England will be going into tier one, tier two and tier three.
Health Secretary Matt Hancock has announced in the House of Commons today which areas of England are in tier one, two or three.
This comes after it was announced England would be returning to the three-tier system when lockdown ends on December 2.
Mr Hancock announced that only three areas across the country will be going into tier 1, which the majority will be placed in tier 2.
What are the tiers in England?
In the House of Commons today, Matt Hancock announced which areas of England will be going into tier one, two and three.
Areas going into tier three:
Redcar and Cleveland
Newcastle upon Tyne
Blackburn with Darwen
Birmingham and Black Country
Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent
Warwickshire, Coventry and Solihull
Derby and Derbyshire
Nottingham and Nottinghamshire
Leicester and Leicestershire
Slough (remainder of Berkshire is tier 2: High alert)
Kent and Medway
Areas going into tier two:
Liverpool City Region
Warrington and Cheshire
Shropshire and Telford & Wrekin
Cambridgeshire, including Peterborough
Essex, Thurrock and Southend on Sea
Bedfordshire and Milton Keynes
All boroughs of London and the City of London
Brighton and Hove
Windsor and Maidenhead
Hampshire (except the Isle of Wight), Portsmouth and Southampton
South Somerset, Somerset West and Taunton, Mendip and Sedgemoor
Bath and North East Somerset
Wiltshire and Swindon
Areas going into tier one:
Isle of Wight
What do the different tiers mean?
Under all the Tiers, non essential shops will be allowed to open again, as well as gyms, salons and leisure centres.
Collective worship, weddings and outdoor sports can also resume, and people will no longer be limited to seeing one other person outdoors, as the rule of six returns.
In tier 1, the rule of six will be the same both indoors and outdoors, while in tiers 2 and 3, meetings will only be allowed outdoors.
Limited and socially distanced numbers of spectators will also be allowed at both indoor and outdoor sports events in the lower two tiers.
In terms of hospitality, pubs and restaurants will be re-opened in tiers 1 and 2, while alcohol can only be served with a ‘substantial meal’ in tier 2.
In tier 3 all pubs, restaurants and cafes must close apart from for delivery or takeaway.
The curfew has also been tweaked, and while alcohol can’t be served past 10pm, people can stay until up to 11pm.
For sports events outdoors, in tier 1 up to 4,000 people can gather, while in tier 2 the number is 2,000 people.