The good news is that pubs can close at 11pm rather than 10pm - but must stop orders at 10pm. “It has been a great effort because every action counts when it comes to stopping the virus spreading. Derby, Staffordshire and Hertfordshire are among several areas that could be placed into a Tier 2 lockdown. From Boxing Day onwards, the following areas will be in Tier 2: Rutland, Cumbria, Liverpool City Region, Bath and North East Somerset, Dorset, Bournemouth, Christchurch and … "I feel nervous, anxious and excited to open for sit down! A new tiered approach - similar to what was seen in October - … We'll be bringing you the latest news, information and reactions to the lockdown lifting in the blog below. "I see that only the Isle of Wight, Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly are in tier 1 so we must accept tier 2 for Devon and Plymouth. Can go ahead as long as the sub-group you're in the venue with is consistent with social gathering rules for your tier. A spokesperson said: "Plymouth will be in tier 2 ‘High Alert’ area when the national lockdown ends on Wednesday 2 December. “It’s been very tough for all businesses – particularly the hospitality and retail sector so it is crucial that we all help our businesses. Read the full list of MPs who voted against the restrictions here. On a table outlining the "rationale" for each sub-region's tier allocation, he says: "Devon - High (Tier 2) - Case rates are 121/100,000 overall though there are higher rates in Plymouth, Torbay and Exeter. Only the Isles of Scilly, with a population of just over 2,200 people, will be in Tier 1. With lockdown due to end on Wednesday December 2 and Plymouth confirmed as in Tier 2, the council are urging revellers to think before you drink - don’t put our businesses on the brink. Plymouth will be in tier 2 ‘High Alert’ area when the national lockdown ends on Wednesday 2 December. The decision to save the capital from Tier 3 will be a relief to many in the hospitality industry who will be able to reopen with limitations when the current national lockdown ends on … They are already getting into the festive spirit, and are welcoming customers in today, and opening late tomorrow for a free glass of bubbles and a mince pie. Funerals can have up to 30 mourners, with only 15 people allowed at the wake. How on earth is this going to be enforced? If you live in Plymouth, which is a tier 2 area, you must continue to follow tier 2 rules when you travel to Cornwall, which is a tier 1 area. "The case rate in the over 60s is 85/100,000 though significantly higher in Exeter (155.9/100,000). With a new set of rules coming into force, here's what you need to know. Cllr Tudor Evans said: “People in Plymouth have done a great job in bringing the number of COVID-19 cases down after the rapid rise we experienced a few weeks ago. ... Devon, including Plymouth and Torbay; Gloucestershire (Cheltenham, Cotswold, … You can travel through a tier 3 area as a part of a longer journey. Here's a breakdown of what the restrictions are depending on what tier you're in. With lockdown lifting today (December 2) these are the guidelines to keep others safe in Tier 2. Hospitality businesses selling food or drink must provide table service only, as long as they are Covid-19 secure. Organised outdoor sport, and physical activity and exercise classes can continue, Organised indoor sport, physical activity and exercise classes will only be permitted if it is possible for people to avoid mixing with people they do not live with (or share a support bubble with). Weddings and funerals have been given the OK to go ahead, but only 15 people can attend a wedding ceremony, and 30 attend a funeral. Deputy leader Pete Smith said: “No one wants to be the Christmas Grinch, but don’t let a few days of letting off steam ruin all the great work that has been going on to really bring the infection rate down. Scotland and Northern Ireland begin new lockdowns on 26 December. This means the lockdown restrictions will end and shops, indoor leisure, entertainment, places of worship and hotels can all open in a COVID-secure way. "Most City Council services have continued to operate during the lockdown but those that had to close, such as libraries and The Box will re-open with covid-secure measures in place to keep visitors safe. Owner Georgie Rowe says she's "excited" to open today, and has some festive plans in the works. Sadly no. A substantial meal is one that might be expected to be served as the main midday or main evening meal or a main course. A new three-tier strategy of local lockdown measures for England has been announced by Boris Johnson in efforts to curb rising Covid-19 rates. If there is no room, go home. This applies at home or in a public setting. Plymouth Tier 2 lockdown and when a decision could be made MP Johnny Mercer says it is clear 'a second wave is now here' and has urged people to … The Stoke eatery, who helped families in need during lockdown, will be open seven days a week. Under Britain’s current coronavirus guidelines, Plymouth finds itself in Tier 2 — meaning up to 2,000 fans can now attend Plymouth Argyle games at the team’s stadium, Home Park. Screens have also been installed in between slot machines and e-tables. Mr Hancock explained: “Infection rates are on … Avoid travel to or overnight stays in tier 3 areas other than where necessary, such as for work, education, youth services, to receive medical treatment, or because of caring responsibilities. The venue will close at 11pm each day, with last orders for food and drink at 10pm, in keeping with Tier 2 rules. Coronavirus rules: All the areas changing tier today as 5million in harsher lockdown. Tier 2 is for higher-risk areas, and is expected to reflect current local lockdown rules that already apply to more than 10million people in England. General manager at Genting Casino Plymouth, Kevin Gale said: “The team here can’t wait to welcome everyone back again, and we are delighted that customers recognise the various safety measures in place across the venue.”. A sausage roll, pork scratchings or a packet of crisps with a pint is not substantial. Remain open in all circumstances, but universities can do more online learning. What exactly is a substantial table meal? We are open for browsing, borrowing and prebookable PC use, hooray!Find out the opening days and times of each library aswell as information on our safety measures when visiting us on our website: https://t.co/393JYtRhdc@plymouthcc #Plymouth pic.twitter.com/EOqxFUw1FE. 15 guests can attend marriage ceremonies and receptions. Plymouth City Council issued a statement on the government announcement last week. More parts of England face the toughest tier four restrictions from Boxing Day. They must call last orders at 10pm, though people only have to leave at 11pm. 'Clinically extremely vulnerable' people who shielded in Spring can return to school and work. Can groups mingle if they see each other at the pub? Each table must be booked by separate people and the table should only have people from the same household or support bubble. Can six people from different households drink in a beer garden? South East. Welcome back!! Plymouth is in danger of being classed as a “high risk”, or Tier 2, area as coronavirus infections surge – with serious implications for the city’s businesses including a 10pm curfew for pubs and restaurants. If you have any concerns, issues or questions related to working safely guidance please use the online query form at Covid-19 Working Safely Query or email covid19@plymouth.gov.uk. Lincoln, Plymouth and Warwickshire are also on … One of the bosses said: "We are all good, all staff have been trained this week and we are ready to open from midday seven days a week.". Pubs and bars can only open if they are operating as restaurants and alcohol can only be served with a substantial meal. The advice is to work from home if you can. Under Britain’s current coronavirus guidelines, Plymouth finds itself in Tier 2 — meaning up to 2,000 fans can now attend Plymouth Argyle games at the team’s stadium, Home Park. You can unsubscribe at any time. Over the next few weeks, PARC officers will be out on the streets in and around the busy parts of the city centre, Barbican, North Hill and Mutley Plain. The restrictions will put 99 per cent of England in the toughest Tier 2 and Tier 3 restrictions. So a sausage roll served with vegetables, salad, potatoes would cut the mustard. Venues must stop taking orders at 10pm and close by 11pm. Hospitality venues can only serve alcohol with substantial meals. The Social Bar and Eatery on Mayflower Street are excited to show off their interior. "Brickfields Sports Centre and Plympton Swimming Pool in Plymouth, managed by sports and leisure operator Everyone Active, will reopen their doors on Wednesday 2 December.". Director of Public Health for Plymouth, Ruth Harrell added: “The recent fall in the number of COVID-19 cases in Plymouth is down to the brilliant effort of city residents in getting behind the lockdown and sticking with the guidance on staying safe. School pupils taking part in a new mini police scheme have graduated with flying colours following a six-week intensive programme. It is much safer if you are able to meet people outdoors. Genting Casino Plymouth had to close its doors on November 5 for the National Lockdown but has been able to reopen today under Tier 2 rules. PlymouthLive photographer Matt Gilley captured these photos of Plymouth City Centre on the first day of Tier Two. Here are the dos and don'ts when enjoying Tier 2 this year. England re-entered the three-tier lockdown rules system in early December, ... Devon, including Plymouth and Torbay; Gloucestershire (Cheltenham, Cotswold, Forest of … Allowed outdoors with a maximum crowd size of either 50% occupancy of the stadium or 2,000 spectators, whichever is smaller. Rule of six limits apply outdoors. They will be offering tasty treats from delicious baked goods to fat santas (Christmas dinner wrapped in a Yorkshire pudding, yum!). "This means the lockdown … Adam and Nikki Webb, who own handmade jewellery shop Nicky's Glow Beads & Gifts in Saltash, are happy to be open again. “This is always a busy time of year and we don’t want to ruin it by seeing COVID-19 cases rise again. All of Devon - including Plymouth - was placed under Tier 2. WHAT BEING IN TIER 2 HIGH ALERT AREA MEANS. If you're in a bubble, you can behave as though you're all in one household. Read our Coronavirus (COVID-19) information. You should reduce the number of journeys where possible, but holidays are allowed. If you own or manage a business or venue in Plymouth and would like to share how Tier 2 regulations are affecting your business positively or negatively, get in touch. Staff have worked "tirelessly" to ensure the venue is Covid-secure, including introducing extensive safety measures across the casino, including "more regular cleaning, including the cleaning of all tables and machines after every use.". This means the lockdown restrictions will end and shops, schools, indoor leisure, entertainment, places of worship and hotels can all open in a covid-secure way. COVID-19 is still very much with us and we can’t afford to relax too much. There will be specific guidance for each tier. The much-loved Mrs Browns Bakery, North Hill, will be opening their doors today after operating as a takeaway during lockdown. There are exceptions for indoor disability sport, sport for educational purposes and supervised sport and physical activity for under-18s, which can take place with larger groups mixing, 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. “Many retailers are helping ensure we can feel safe when shopping by extending opening hours so we can shop in quieter periods. The ZOE Covid Symptom Study UK initially predicted 10 … ... Plymouth Argyle - Tier 2, up to 2,000 fans allowed. There's also now a new exemption which allows a multi-adult household to form a support bubble no matter what, if that household has a child under one, or a child with care needs under five. tier 4 - lockdown Non-essential shops and gyms in Tier 4 areas closed from midnigh t on Sunday. If it’s on a plate or a bowl and eaten with cutlery, it’s generally acceptable. Hospitality businesses selling food or drink for consumption on their premises are required to: provide table service only, in premises which sell alcohol, close between 11pm and 5am (hospitality venues in airports, ports, transport services and motorway service areas are exempt), Hospitality businesses and venues selling food and drink 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, Early closure (11pm) applies to casinos, cinemas, theatres, museums, bowling alleys, amusement arcades, funfairs, theme parks, adventure parks and activities, and bingo halls. I would urge people to shop local and use the stores that employ local people – but do so safely. Washing hands frequently, wearing a face covering, making space and getting tested if you have symptoms make it much less likely that you will get coronavirus or inadvertently spread it to others. Which lockdown tier are you in? There is pressure at the Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital.". England's regional tiers have been announced, for when the national lockdown ends on 2 December. ... including Plymouth and … “We need to remember that this is not forever. England's second national lockdown has come to an end, leaving the country under a new set of Covid-19 restrictions. Scotland faces Christmas restrictions and Tier 4 lockdown from Boxing Day. “It also helps to keep a window open to increase ventilation. 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