What lockdown tier is London currently in and are there any restrictions?October 13, 2020
PARTS of the country have been be placed into different tiers of lockdown depending on the rate of transmission in that area.
But which tier is London in and are there any restrictions? Here's everything you need to know.
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Which tier is London currently in?
London is currently under Tier One restrictions, meaning it is at "medium" risk.
It means the region is categorised as one of the lowest risk areas in the country but speaking to LBC, Mayor Sadiq Khan has warned the restrictions could change at any point – even in a matter of days.
The restrictions which apply to the capital will remain the same.
People will not be able to meet in groups of more than six and pubs, bars and restaurants are subject to a 10pm curfew.
Sadiq Kahn warned London could be moved to Tier Two, which could see people in the capital banned from mixing with other households.
London mayor Sadiq Khan said: "It is highly likely that Londoners will also face more restrictions very soon.
"The fundamental problem – faced by Londoners as much as people elsewhere in the UK – is the failure of the Government to provide the resources that are needed when new restrictions come into force.
"As a country it is vital we properly support businesses, workers and local authorities to ensure the rules are followed and enforced, but also to avert widespread hardship.
"I fully support the calls from northern leaders for a more thorough process of consultation and engagement between central and local government on decision making relating to the virus.
"Our national response would be so much stronger if the Government didn’t treat local leaders as adversaries or with suspicion, but as essential partners in tackling this pandemic."
What restrictions are currently in place in London?
For now restrictions will remain the same.
It means people will not be able to meet in groups of more than six and pubs, bars and restaurants are subject to a 10pm curfew.
If the capital is moved into Tier Two, lockdown measures would include a ban on home visits and indoor socialising with other households.
Could London go into lockdown?
London could be moved to Tier Three if it had significantly higher transmission rates than the rest of the country.
Tier Three – the highest risk tier – will only be put in place in cases where transmission is dangerously high, and immediate action needs to be taken.
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