Full list of businesses forced to stay closed as Leeds enters Covid Tier 3 lockdown

People in Leeds will have to follow the strictest Tier 3 restrictions from today as the national lockdown is lifted.

Wednesday, 2nd December 2020, 6:00 am

The new tier-three system sees 99 per cent of the country placed in the two highest levels of restrictions, with West Yorkshire in Tier 3.

Non essential shops, gyms and personal care services across England will be able to reopen, even in Tier 3 areas.

Weddings and outdoor sports will be able to resume and the restriction limiting people to meeting one person from another household in outdoor spaces will end with a return to the rule of six.

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Bars and restaurants in Leeds closed their doors for the national lockdown on November 2. They will stay closed as Leeds enters Tier 3 (Image: Danny Lawson/PA Wire)

The tiers will be reviewed on December 16 and Leeds City Council will make the case for the city to move down to Tier 2 measures, as the infection rate falls across the city.

But for at least the next two weeks, many businesses across the city will be forced to remain closed under Tier 3 measures.

Which businesses will close under the new Tier 3?

Under the new system, hospitality venues in Leeds are not allowed to open to customers, except for takeaway and delivery.

This includes:

- bars

- restaurants

- pubs

- cafes

- shisha venues

Accommodation such as hotels, B&Bs, campsites and guest houses must close. There are several exemptions, such as for those who use these venues as their main residence, and those requiring the venues where it is reasonably necessary for work or education and training

Leisure and sports facilities including gyms may continue to stay open, but saunas and steam rooms should close. Exercises classes are also not permitted.

Indoor entertainment and tourist venues must close in Leeds

This includes:

- indoor play centres and areas, including trampolining parks and soft play

- casinos

- bingo halls

- bowling alleys

- skating rinks

- amusement arcades and adult gaming centres

- laser quests and escape rooms

- cinemas, theatres and concert halls

- snooker halls

Indoor attractions at mostly outdoor entertainment venues must also close

This includes indoor attractions within:

- zoos, safari parks, and wildlife reserves

- aquariums, visitor attractions at farms, and other animal attractions

- model villages

- museums, galleries and sculpture parks

- botanical gardens, biomes or greenhouses

- theme parks, circuses, fairgrounds and funfairs

- visitor attractions at film studios, heritage sites such as castles and stately homes

- landmarks including observation decks and viewing platforms

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