Coronavirus update – New Local Restrictions from 2 December 2020


The Government has announced that from Wednesday 2 December, the current national restrictions will be replaced with tiered restrictions, where different tiers of restrictions apply in different parts of the country.

Northumberland will be in Tier 3: Very High alert.

Across all tiers, everyone:

  • must wear a face covering in most indoor public settings, unless they have an exemption
  • should follow the rules on meeting others safely
  • should attend school or college as normal, unless they are self-isolating. Schools, universities, colleges and early years settings remain open in all tiers
  • should walk or cycle where possible, plan ahead and avoid busy times and routes when travelling
  • must follow the gathering limits at their tier except for in specific settings and circumstances

For more information on the restrictions in Tier 3: Very High alert please visit the Government’s website here. A summary of the restrictions can also be seen in the image below.