Boxing Day will see England’s tiered rules shift in select areas. Ministers opted to pin down several new areas due to a sudden rise in Covid cases which has seen the pandemic spiral “out of control”. New strains of Covid have pushed Tier 4 measures north, but other areas remain in Tier 3, 2 and 1.
Are non-essential shops open in Tier 3?
Boxing Day will see many people anxious to step out and enjoy the sales as they might any other year.
And in Tier 3 areas they can, as despite the “very high alert” level, non-essential shops can open.
Government guidance states: “Indoor shops, through-ways and public toilets at such attractions can remain open.”