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Wyre will be in Tier 3 following the end of lockdown on 2 December

Coronavirus update Published Thursday, 26 November 2020

Wyre, along with the rest of Lancashire will move into Tier 3 – Very High restrictions following the end of the national lockdown on 2 December.

Councillor David Henderson, Leader of Wyre Council comments, “At a recent Lancashire Leader’s meeting I proposed that the west of Lancashire be placed into Tier 2, and the east of the county in Tier 3. However, today we find that the whole of Lancashire has been placed into Tier 3. This is not the decision we were hoping for and is very disappointing.

“The Tier that we have been placed into will be assessed by Government every two weeks and we must now take this time to bring down the rates even further in Wyre and ensure that we move into Tier 2 as soon as possible.

“I want to thank everyone for all their sacrifices and commitment to sticking to the guidance thus far. The rate at which Wyre’s infection rate has fallen is thanks to this vigilance.”

Tier 3 restrictions mean that:

  • you must not meet socially indoors or in most outdoor places with anybody you do not live with, or who is not in your support bubble, this includes in any private garden or at most outdoor venues
  • you must not socialise in a group of more than 6 in some other outdoor public spaces, including parks, beaches, countryside accessible to the public, a public garden, grounds of a heritage site or castle, or a sports facility – this is called the ‘rule of 6’
  • hospitality settings, such as bars, pubs, cafes and restaurants are closed – they are permitted to continue sales by takeaway, click-and-collect, drive-through or delivery services.
  • accommodation such as hotels, B&Bs, campsites, and guest houses must close.
  • indoor entertainment and tourist venues must close.
  • indoor attractions at mostly outdoor entertainment venues must also close (indoor shops, through-ways and public toilets at such attractions can remain open).
  • leisure and sports facilities may continue to stay open, but group exercise classes (including fitness and dance) should not go ahead. Saunas and steam rooms should close
  • there should be no public attendance at spectator sport or indoor performances and large business events should not be taking place. Elite sport events may continue to take place without spectators
  • large outdoor events (performances and shows) should not take place, with the exception of drive-in events
  • places of worship remain open, but you must not attend with or socialise with  anyone outside of your household or support bubble while you are there, unless a legal exemption applies
  • weddings and funerals can go ahead with restrictions on the number of attendees – 15 people can attend wedding ceremonies, wedding receptions are not allowed, 30 people can attend funeral ceremonies, 15 people can attend linked commemorative events
  • organised outdoor sport, and physical activity and exercise classes can continue, however higher-risk contact activity should not take place
  • organised indoor sport, physical activity and exercise classes cannot take place indoors. There are exceptions for indoor disability sport, sport for educational purposes and supervised sport and physical activity for under-18s
  • you can continue to travel to venues or amenities which are open, but should aim to reduce the number of journeys you make where possible
  • avoid travelling to other parts of the UK, including for overnight stays other than where necessary, such as for work, education, youth services, to receive medical treatment, or because of caring responsibilities. You can travel through other areas as part of a longer journey

Full details of the restrictions are on the gov.uk website.

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