Prime Minister Boris Johnson updated the nation on Monday, October 12 about the UK lockdown. From Wednesday, October 14 England will be moving to a tiered lockdown system, and restrictions will be applied accordingly.
What is the new lockdown system?
From Wednesday, October 14 the UK lockdown system will divide regions into tiers based on the spread of coronavirus within the areas.
On Monday Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced only one region – Liverpool City – will be placed under tier three, or very high, lockdown restrictions.
This will include the closing of some hospitality businesses, such as bars and pubs.
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However, they can remain open where they operate as if they were a restaurant, “which means serving substantial meals, like a main lunchtime or evening meal,” the Government says. “They may only serve alcohol as part of such a meal.”
Schools and universities will remain open, as well places of worship.
The Government also says “exercise classes and organised sport can continue to take place outdoors.
“These will only be permitted indoors if it is possible for people to avoid mixing with people they do not live with (or share a support bubble with), or for youth or disability sport.”
How do you find out what tier you live in?
The Government website will soon include a postcode checker, which you will be able to use to find out what tier your area is in.
However, this is not currently live on the Government website as of Tuesday, October 13.
Express.co.uk will update this article when the postcode checker becomes available.
In the meantime, you can check the data for your postcode on the Government coronavirus cases tracker here.
The Government has also included a list of areas under tier two and tier three restrictions from Wednesday, October 14.
You can find a full list of tiers 1, 2 and 3 here.