Worcestershire placed in Tier 2 – COVID update from Worcestershire County Council
Tier Two restrictions for Worcestershire
The Government has announced that Worcestershire will go into Tier Two category of restrictions on December 2nd.
Worcestershire has worked very hard during the lockdown to reduce the number of cases of Covid-19 in the county.
We have seen some good progress, which has resulted in the county avoiding tier 3 restrictions. We now need to continue the good work and bring the number of Covid-19 cases down further.
From Wednesday 2nd December, everyone in Worcestershire will need to observe Tier Two restrictions.
Tier Two restrictions include:
- you must not socialise with anyone you do not live with or who is not in your 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 people outside, including in a garden or a public space – this is called the ‘rule of 6’.
- businesses and venues can continue to operate, in a COVID-Secure manner, other than those which remain closed by law, such as nightclubs.
- pubs and bars must close, unless operating as restaurants. Hospitality venues can only serve alcohol with substantial meals.
The full list of restrictions are available on the dedicated pages of the Government’s website.
These restrictions are considered necessary because the infection rate remains too high. The virus doesn’t stay in a single area but spreads where people are mixing. It is very important that we all now follow these new rules, to reduce the number of Covid-19 cases and stop the virus spreading further.