Leeds in Tier 3 as new local lockdown plan announced by Matt Hancock

Leeds will be placed in Tier 3 local lockdown come December 2, according to the Government's postcode checker.

Thursday, 26th November 2020, 2:19 pm

The postcode checker site for Leeds postcodes said: "From 2 December Leeds City Council will be in tier 3: very high alert."

This is for areas with a very high or very rapidly rising level of infections, where tighter restrictions are in place.

The full announcement speech is due to be made in Parliament on Thursday morning, followed by a Leeds Council meeting at 5pm.

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Leeds is in Tier 3

In Tier 3:

- you must not meet socially indoors or in most outdoor places with anybody you do not live with, or who is not in your support bubble, this includes in any private garden or at most outdoor venues

- you must not socialise in a group of more than 6 in some other outdoor public spaces, including parks, beaches, countryside accessible to the public, a public garden, grounds of a heritage site or castle, or a sports facility – this is called the ‘rule of 6’

- hospitality settings, such as bars (including shisha venues), pubs, cafes and restaurants are closed – they are permitted to continue sales by takeaway, click-and-collect, drive-through or delivery services.

- 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

- indoor entertainment and tourist venues must close. This includes:

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


bingo halls

bowling alleys

- leisure and sports facilities may continue to stay open, but group exercise classes (including fitness and dance) should not go ahead. Saunas and steam rooms should close

- there should be no public attendance at spectator sport or indoor performances and large business events should not be taking place. Elite sport events may continue to take place without spectators

- large outdoor events (performances and shows) should not take place, with the exception of drive-in events

- places of worship remain open, but you must not attend with or socialise with anyone outside of your household or support bubble while you are there, unless a legal exemption applies

- weddings and funerals can go ahead with restrictions on the number of attendees – 15 people can attend wedding ceremonies, wedding receptions are not allowed, 30 people can attend funeral ceremonies, 15 people can attend linked commemorative events

- organised outdoor sport, and physical activity and exercise classes can continue, however higher-risk contact activity should not take place

- organised indoor sport, physical activity and exercise classes cannot take place indoors. There are exceptions for indoor disability sport, sport for educational purposes and supervised sport and physical activity for under-18s

- you can continue to travel to venues or amenities which are open, but should aim to reduce the number of journeys you make where possible

- avoid travelling to other parts of the UK, including for overnight stays other than where necessary, such as for work, education, youth services, to receive medical treatment, or because of caring responsibilities. You can travel through other areas as part of a longer journey