Posted by Devenia Besant on 26 Nov 2020

Following the latest lockdown, from Wednesday 2nd December, the borough of Epsom & Ewell will enter Tier 2 (High Alert), along with the rest of Surrey.

Epsom & Ewell Borough Council have just released what this means for the borough:

• Meeting friends and family: No mixing of households indoors apart from support bubbles. Maximum of six can meet in outdoor public spaces (like parks)

• Pubs and restaurants: Pubs and bars must stay closed unless operating as restaurant. Hospitality venues can only serve alcohol with substantial meals. Last orders at 10pm and they must close at 11pm.

• Retail and personal care: Can open within covid secure guidelines (eg masks and social distancing)

• Exercise: Classes and organised adult sport can take place outside but not indoors if there is interaction between people from different households. Organised activities for under-18’s, disabled people and elite athletes can continue. Gyms and swimming pools can open but people should not interact with those outside their household.

• Work: Everyone who can work from home should do so

• Education: Schools, colleges and universities stay open

• Places of worship: Can open but people cannot interact with anyone outside of their household or support bubble

• Weddings: 15 guests maximum for weddings, civil partnerships and wedding receptions

• Funerals: 30 people maximum at funerals, 15 people maximum at wakes

Councillor Hannah Dalton, Epsom & Ewell Borough Council Covid spokesperson said:

“Going forward the rules are slightly different than before, including for meeting up with friends and family, so please ensure you are aware of and comply with your obligations. From Wednesday, both essential and non-essential retail can be open, providing that COVID secure measures are in place. Our local businesses have had a tough time and I encourage you to shop local and support businesses across Epsom and Ewell whenever you can. Also do please check if you can support a local businesses online first, as well as safely in your local stores. Stay safe”.

Take care everyone!

Dee x

Devenia Besant
Devenia (Dee) Besant is the founder of Epsom and Ewell Families. Runs a busy household as a mummy of 3 and a wife and some would say crazily committed to helping small businesses and the local community.

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