London is set to become one of the latest regions to move up to tier two of the new three-tier lockdown system, in the wake of a surge in coronavirus cases.
The new restrictions, also affecting seven other areas including Essex, mean that people in those regions will be banned from mixing with other households indoors as of 12:01 am on Saturday morning.
Following the announcement of the new system on Monday, the system in place across England sees people under different measures according to the number of coronavirus cases in their area – from ‘medium’ risk, which follows the ‘rule of six’ and 10pm curfews on pubs and restaurants, through to the ‘very high’ tier three areas which have seen many pubs and other businesses forced to close once again.
But with measures differing across the country, are you allowed to travel between the different tiers?
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Can you travel between tiers?
Currently yes, you can travel between tiers.
While there is no specific guidance for those in tier one areasThe Government is advising against all but essential travel for those living in tier two.
They have not specifically said that people in tier two areas cannot travel between tiers – but have advised those living in these areas to limit their journeys, plan ahead to avoid busy times and walk or cycle where possible.
Although there are no specific travel restrictions, the rules do become a bit stricter if you are travelling to or from an area in tier three.
While there are no specific travel restrictions set in place, those living in tier three have been advised not to enter or leave their area except for essential reasons.
These include for work, education, to access youth services or if you are providing care for someone who lives in a different tier – or if you are in transit – that is, travelling through by train or departing from or arriving at an airport.
You should also avoid staying overnight in an area in the ‘very high’ tier if you are a resident in an area in a lower tier.
Furthermore, if you live in an area in tier three you should also not stay overnight in a tier one or tier two area.
If you do plan to travel from one area under a lower tier to an area under a higher tier, you should bear in mind that you will be subject to whatever restrictions that area is under.
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