Covid Update – Bedford will be placed in a Tier 2 High alert area (From 2 December)

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This means that everyone in this area must comply with the following guidelines:-

MEETING FRIENDS AND FAMILY

No mixing of households indoors, apart from support bubbles. Maximum of six outdoors.

BARS, PUBS AND RESTAURANTS

Pubs and bars must close, unless operating as restaurants. Hospitality venues can only serve alcohol with substantial meals. Venues must stop taking orders at 10pm and must close by 11pm.

RETAIL

Open.

WORK AND BUSINESS

Everyone who can work from home should do so.

EDUCATION

Early years settings, schools, colleges and universities open. Childcare, other supervised activities for children, and childcare bubbles permitted.

INDOOR LEISURE

Open.

ACCOMMODATION

Open.

PERSONAL CARE

Open.

OVERNIGHT STAYS

Permitted with household or support bubble.

WEDDINGS AND FUNERALS

15 guests for weddings, civil partnerships, wedding receptions and wakes; 30 for funerals.

ENTERTAINMENT

Open.

PLACES OF WORSHIP

Open, but cannot interact with anyone outside household or support bubble.

TRAVELLING

Reduce the number of journeys you make and walk or cycle if possible. Avoid busy times and routes on public transport. Avoid car sharing with those outside of your household or support bubble. Avoid travelling outside your area, or entering a Tier 3 area, other than where necessary such as for work or education. Further exemptions apply.

EXERCISE

Classes and organised adult sport can take place outdoors, but cannot take place indoors if there is any interaction between people from different households. Organised activities for elite athletes, under18s and disabled people can continue.

RESIDENTIAL CARE COVID

-secure arrangements such as substantial screens, visiting pods, and window visits. Outdoor/airtight visits only (rollout of rapid testing will enable indoor visits including contact).

LARGE EVENTS

Sport, live performances and business meetings limited to 50% capacity or 2000 people outdoors (whichever is lower) and 50% capacity or 1000 people indoors (whichever is lower)

Find out what support you can get For example, if you’re out of work, need to get food, or want to take care of your mental health. gov.uk/coronavirus
If you have any coronavirus symptoms: A high temperature • A new, continuous cough A loss of, or change to, your sense of smell or taste. Get a test and stay at home

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