To help prevent the spread of COVID-19, a strengthened tier system has been introduced in England. Find out what you can and can’t do if you live, work or travel in each local COVID alert level.
This page was updated on 4 January 2021.
Find out the latest COVID-19 restrictions in Greater Manchester
To view the key measures included in each tier and the relevant guidelines, visit our individual tier guides below.
On November 23, the Prime Minister published the government's COVID-19 Winter Plan, which set out a roadmap to move away from lockdown and restart the economy, whilst keeping people safe from the risk of coronavirus.
Local restrictions combined with solutions provided by scientific advances in vaccination, treatment and testing will enable life to gradually return closer to normal.
To standardise local restrictions, England moved back into a regional, tiered approach on December 2. To suppress infections and protect NHS capacity the new tier system was strengthened. The tiers are split into – medium, high and very high and tiering allocations are reviewed every 14 days. On 19 December, the Prime Minister introduced a new Tier 4.
Find out what restrictions are in place if you live in an area with a:
- Local COVID alert level: medium
- Local COVID alert level: high
- Local COVID alert level: very high
- Tier 4 - Stay at Home
To find out what restrictions apply in your region, check the local COVID alert level of your local area by entering your postcode here: www.gov.uk/find-coronavirus-local-restrictions
From December 31, Greater Manchester is placed in Tier 4 and a summary of the business and venue closures and restrictions in place is available through our dedicated page.
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