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Wyre's Tier 2 restrictions begin today

alert level high Published Wednesday, 14 October 2020

From today 14 October 2020 the COVID alert level for Wyre is High, meaning new restrictions are in place.

Full details of the restrictions for Tier 2 High can be found on the Government's website. 

The restrictions mean:

  • you must not socialise with anybody outside of your household or support bubble in any indoor setting, whether at home or in a public place
  • you must not socialise in a group of more than 6 outside, including in a garden or other spaces like beaches or parks (other than where specific exemptions apply in law)
  • businesses and venues can continue to operate, in a COVID-secure manner, other than those that remain closed in law
  • certain businesses are required to ensure customers only consume food and drink while seated, and must close between 10pm and 5am
  • businesses and venues selling food for consumption off the premises can continue to do so after 10pm as long as this is through delivery service, click-and-collect or drive-through
  • schools, universities and places of worship remain open
  • weddings and funerals can go ahead with restrictions on the number of attendees with 30 at funerals and 15 at weddings.
  • 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
  • you can continue to travel to venues or amenities that are open, for work or to access education, but should look to reduce the number of journeys you make where possible

You must:

You should continue to:

  • follow social distancing rules
  • work from home where you can effectively do so
  • walk or cycle where possible, or plan ahead and avoid busy times and routes on public transport

Dr Sakthi Karunanithi, Lancashire County Council's director of public health, said: "We have had restrictions on our lives since March and we are all tired, but with infections on the rise it is now more important than ever that we play our part to prevent its spread.

"Lives are at stake here, and it could be the lives of the people closest to you.

"The most important thing you can do when you interact with people you don't live with is to keep your distance. Combined with regular handwashing and wearing a mask this vastly reduces your risk of getting infected or passing it on if you have it.  

"I've got a simple message – hands, face, space actually works. Please follow it to protect you and those you love." 

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