NEW TIER 2 RESTRICTIONS IN PLACE FOR ALL LONDON BOROUGHS
Posted by Kat Heath on 16 Oct 2020
It was announced in parliament that from midnight, this Friday/Saturday (17th October) the following restrictions will take place within all London Boroughs including our neighbouring Boroughs, Sutton, Croydon, Merton & Kingston.
- A ban on mixing between households in homes although support bubbles would still be permitted
- The rule of six would continue to apply in gardens and other outdoor settings.
- Pubs and restaurants would remain open but the ban on mixing between households indoors would apply to the hospitality sector.
- Work from home when/where possible.
- Travelling to high risk areas effected are permitted, however only if necessary.
- Visiting residential homes is not permitted unless under exceptional circumstances.
- Schools, Colleges, Shops, gyms, places of worship etc still remain open.
These new restrictions are due to an increase in coronavirus infection rates within parts of the capital.
Sadiq Khan had pre-warned the capital earlier this week that these restrictions would happen by the end of the week if infection rates increased.
In a letter to Prime Minister Boris Johnson, the Mayor of London expressed as the rate of infections in London were “fast approaching” 100 cases per 100,000, it was “likely” the capital would need to undergo further restrictions as opposed to other parts of the south east.
Ealing, West London has the highest increase of cases, where numbers have nearly doubled in the last week.
Although the borough of Epsom & Ewell is still seemed as ‘Medium Risk’ we must all be aware of the new restrictions in place within our borough borders. You can keep up to date on restrictions in our local and surrounding areas by visiting the government website here entering the relevant postcode.
Keep safe all!