How Will Tier Two Affect You?

November 26, 2020

Today the Government announced that East Sussex will be moving into Tier 2 local restrictions from Wednesday 2nd December.

Tier 2 is classified as ‘high risk’, placing East Sussex in the middle of three tiers of alert for coronavirus. It recognises that virus rates are rising here but are still lower than in many parts of England. Much of the South East, including West Sussex and Brighton & Hove, will also have Tier 2 restrictions but Kent and Medway will have stricter Tier 3 rules.

Covid-19 cases by area

Source: https://coronavirus.data.gov.uk/details/interactive-map

 

What does this mean for you?

Tier 2 restrictions are for areas with a higher or rapidly rising level of infections, where some additional restrictions need to be in place.

This means:

· you must not socialise with anyone you do not live with or who is not in your support bubble in any indoor setting, whether at home or in a public place

· you must not socialise in a group of more than 6 people outside, including in a garden or a public space – this is called the ‘rule of 6’

However, there are exceptions to these Tier 2 restrictions where appropriate safeguards are in place:

· businesses and entertainment venues can open, in a COVID-Secure manner, other than those which remain closed by law, such as nightclubs

· organised outdoor sport, physical activity and exercise classes can continue

· places of worship remain open but you must not socialise with people from outside your household or support bubble while indoors, unless a legal exemption applies

· weddings and funerals can go ahead with restrictions on numbers of attendees

A full list of restrictions can be found here

Is help available to me if I need it?

District Councils are working together with East Sussex County Council to provide help if you need it. They can help with a whole range of things including:

• making sure you have enough food and supplies

• picking up prescriptions

• making sure you have someone to talk to

For more details on how to seek support please click here

Tell us how Tier Two restrictions affect you and your family

Visit: www.healthwatcheastsussex.co.uk/askustellus

Call: 0333 101 4007

Email: enquiries@healthwatcheastsussex.co.uk



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