Millions more people are set to plunge into a Tier Four lockdown, as the government struggles to contain the spread of coronavirus across the UK.. More than six million people in … With lockdown due to end on Wednesday December 2 and Plymouth confirmed as in Tier 2, the council are urging revellers to think before you drink - don’t put our businesses on the brink. Genting Casino Plymouth opens at 2pm each day, with live tables available from 4pm. Seven more areas in England could be placed in Tier 3 'very high' lockdown next, according to new analysis. Coronavirus rules: All the areas changing tier today as 5million in harsher lockdown. This means the lockdown restrictions will end and shops, indoor leisure, entertainment, places of worship and hotels can all open in a COVID-secure way. These can stay open along with all other indoor entertainment. "This means the lockdown restrictions will end and shops, schools, indoor leisure, entertainment, places of worship and hotels can all open in a covid-secure way. Restaurants and cafés can’t take multiple bookings, and tables can’t be shoved closer together. There are exceptions for indoor disability sport, sport for educational purposes and supervised sport and physical activity for under-18s, which can take place with larger groups mixing, 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. The advice is to work from home if you can. "We are really looking forward to tomorrow night, we are open until 8pm for late night shopping and giving customers a free glass of prosecco and a mince pie between 5pm-8pm in the shop. And alcohol can only be served with substantial meals with table service only. Funerals can have up to 30 mourners, with only 15 people allowed at the wake. Should be good fun.". They are already getting into the festive spirit, and are welcoming customers in today, and opening late tomorrow for a free glass of bubbles and a mince pie. Plymouth to enter Tier 2 restrictions. Boris Mr Johnson has also promised MPs a fresh vote on whether to keep the entire system after February 2. So the answer is yes, but only if you are eating a substantial meal with your drinks. The tiers will be reviewed every fortnight. You can travel through a tier 3 area as a part of a longer journey. Those in Tier 4 will be able to meet only one other person outdoors - … So a sausage roll served with vegetables, salad, potatoes would cut the mustard. Rule of six limits apply outdoors. With lockdown lifting today (December 2) these are the guidelines to keep others safe in Tier 2. South East. Taxi marshals will be on hand at closing time to help people get into taxis and to keep the queues at the rank socially distant. A new tiered approach - similar to what was seen in October - … More parts of England face the toughest tier four restrictions from Boxing Day. The Government today held a meeting to consider plunging Birmingham into Tier 4 before Christmas - and a nationwide lockdown straight after. Deputy leader Pete Smith said: “No one wants to be the Christmas Grinch, but don’t let a few days of letting off steam ruin all the great work that has been going on to really bring the infection rate down. Screens have also been installed in between slot machines and e-tables. We can enjoy ourselves while still being careful to keep up the measures to stay safe, whether at home or when out and about.”. Organised outdoor sport, and physical activity and exercise classes can continue, Organised indoor sport, physical activity and exercise classes will only be permitted if it is possible for people to avoid mixing with people they do not live with (or share a support bubble with). Allowed outdoors with a maximum crowd size of either 50% occupancy of the stadium or 2,000 spectators, whichever is smaller. The only difference between tier four and previous lockdown rules is that places of worship will still be allowed to open. 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If we relax too much and socialise in groups or forget to social distance or wash our hands, the figures could rise quickly again. General manager at Genting Casino Plymouth, Kevin Gale said: “The team here can’t wait to welcome everyone back again, and we are delighted that customers recognise the various safety measures in place across the venue.”. Cinemas, theatres and concert halls can stay open beyond 11pm in order to conclude performances that start before 10pm, Public attendance at outdoor and indoor events (performances and shows) is permitted, limited to whichever is lower: 50% capacity, or either 2,000 people outdoors or 1,000 people indoors, Public attendance at spectator sport and business events can resume inside and outside, subject to social contact rules and limited to whichever is lower: 50% capacity, or either 2,000 people outdoors or 1,000 people indoors, Places of worship remain open but you must not socialise with people from outside of your household or support bubble while you are indoors there, unless a legal exemption applies. Sadly this is not Bethlehem, there is no stable, but there may be a few asses around. Remain open in all circumstances, but universities can do more online learning. Over the next few weeks, PARC officers will be out on the streets in and around the busy parts of the city centre, Barbican, North Hill and Mutley Plain. Washing hands frequently, wearing a face covering, making space and getting tested if you have symptoms make it much less likely that you will get coronavirus or inadvertently spread it to others. School pupils taking part in a new mini police scheme have graduated with flying colours following a six-week intensive programme. The two will be put into the Tier Three lockdown, despite having significantly lower infection rates than many parts of London, including Havering, where there were 319 cases per 100,000 in … ... including Plymouth and … “We don’t want to undo all the good work so far so I would urge everyone keep up all the measures to stay safe that we are now so familiar with and not be tempted to relax your guard. Many courses have moved online since the start of the academic year, to reduce the spread of COVID-19. Leader of Plymouth City Council and chair of the Plymouth Local Outbreak Engagement Board. Only the Isles of Scilly, with a population of just over 2,200 people, will be in Tier 1. Under Britain’s current coronavirus guidelines, Plymouth finds itself in Tier 2 — meaning up to 2,000 fans can now attend Plymouth Argyle games at the team’s stadium, Home Park. 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 six people outside, including in a garden or a public space – this is called the ‘rule of six’, Businesses and venues can continue to operate, in a COVID-Secure manner, other than those which remain closed by law, such as nightclubs, Pubs and bars can only open if they are operating as restaurants. If there is no room, go home. From today, Plymouth people must abide by Tier 2 restrictions. All of Devon - including Plymouth - was placed under Tier 2. "Pubs and bars can only open if they are operating as restaurants and alcohol can only be served with a substantial meal. Scotland and Northern Ireland begin new lockdowns on 26 December. It is much safer if you are able to meet people outdoors. Council staff have provided responses to hundreds of business queries and are happy to continue to, as they know there is a lot for people to get their heads around. “We are not saying don’t go out, we are saying if you do, think before you drink don’t put our businesses on the brink.”. in Devon, case rates are 121 cases per 100,000 overall. All businesses are responsible for making sure they comply with the new laws, but the council's public protection team has also issued guidance to help support them. Tier 2 is for higher-risk areas, and is expected to reflect current local lockdown rules that already apply to more than 10million people in England. The Social Bar and Eatery on Mayflower Street are excited to show off their interior. Allowed indoors with 1,000 spectators or 50% occupancy, whichever is smaller. Genting Casino Plymouth had to close its doors on November 5 for the National Lockdown but has been able to reopen today under Tier 2 rules. ... Devon, including Plymouth and Torbay; Gloucestershire (Cheltenham, Cotswold, … Tier One: Tier One. Here are the dos and don'ts when enjoying Tier 2 this year. Plymouth City Council issued a statement on the government announcement last week. 15 guests can attend marriage ceremonies and receptions. If you live in Plymouth, which is a tier 2 area, you must continue to follow tier 2 rules when you travel to Cornwall, which is a tier 1 area. Staff have worked "tirelessly" to ensure the venue is Covid-secure, including introducing extensive safety measures across the casino, including "more regular cleaning, including the cleaning of all tables and machines after every use.". With a new set of rules coming into force, here's what you need to know. A popular casino in Plymouth has reopened today, after four weeks of closure. ... Beaver found in Plymouth among first to be reintroduced to wild in Britain for 400 years “The virus spreads very easily in confined, indoor spaces so it is especially important to take extra care in the run up to the festive season. Plymouth will be a tier 2 ‘High Alert’ area when the national lockdown ends on Wednesday 2 December. “We need to remember that this is not forever. These can stay open, including nail salons. A substantial meal is one that might be expected to be served as the main midday or main evening meal or a main course. Don't travel into Tier 3 areas unless necessary for things like work or education. What exactly is a substantial table meal? "Most City Council services have continued to operate during the lockdown but those that had to close, such as libraries and The Box will re-open with covid-secure measures in place to keep visitors safe. "However, mixing households indoors, apart from support bubbles, will not be allowed and the rule of six will apply when meeting outdoors. Plymouth will be in tier 2 ‘High Alert’ area when the national lockdown ends on Wednesday 2 December. Stoke Bar and Grill bosses will be welcoming back customers today. Wales was already in lockdown. "Brickfields Sports Centre and Plympton Swimming Pool in Plymouth, managed by sports and leisure operator Everyone Active, will reopen their doors on Wednesday 2 December.". How on earth is this going to be enforced? Adam and Nikki Webb, who own handmade jewellery shop Nicky's Glow Beads & Gifts in Saltash, are happy to be open again. Plymouth City Council want to remind punters hoping to hit the pubs the dos and the don'ts to enjoy the festive period safely this year. But pubs and bars must close, unless they are operating as restaurants, with venues only allowed to serve alcohol with substantial meals. It is understood that Plymouth is in the medium, or 1, risk level, along with most of the country. Pubs and bars can only open if they are operating as restaurants and alcohol can only be served with a substantial meal. Weddings and funerals can go ahead with restrictions on numbers of attendees – 15 people can attend wedding ceremonies and receptions, 30 people can attend funeral ceremonies, and 15 people can attend linked commemorative events such as wakes or stone settings. “It also helps to keep a window open to increase ventilation. The Stoke eatery, who helped families in need during lockdown, will be open seven days a week. Read the full list of MPs who voted against the restrictions here. They will be offering tasty treats from delicious baked goods to fat santas (Christmas dinner wrapped in a Yorkshire pudding, yum!). The good news is that pubs can close at 11pm rather than 10pm - but must stop orders at 10pm. A further 37%, or 24.7m people in the UK, will live in Tier 3 areas, and 11%, or 7.4m, people in Tier 2. Avoid travel to or overnight stays in tier 3 areas other than where necessary, such as for work, education, youth services, to receive medical treatment, or because of caring responsibilities. We will be in the local lockdown, new local lockdown, which is announced, which will probably be, well, will be tier three, and that that will be enacted in Parliament on Tuesday. Under the previous system, every area in Devon and Cornwall fell into the Tier 1 category. Allowed indoors with 1,000 spectators or 50% occupancy, whichever is smaller. Venues must stop taking orders at 10pm and close by 11pm. Scotland faces Christmas restrictions and Tier 4 lockdown from Boxing Day. In total there were 53 Conservative MPs who voted against the Covid-19 restrictions. But what does that mean? “This is always a busy time of year and we don’t want to ruin it by seeing COVID-19 cases rise again. The Government has announced that Plymouth will enter Tier 2 restrictions when lockdown ends next week. England re-entered the three-tier lockdown rules system in early December, ... Devon, including Plymouth and Torbay; Gloucestershire (Cheltenham, Cotswold, Forest of … The ZOE Covid Symptom Study UK initially predicted 10 … “The ending of the lockdown does increase the risk of the virus spreading as more people will be out and about, so it is vital that we all keep our guards up. This means the lockdown restrictions will end and shops, indoor leisure, entertainment, places of worship and hotels can all open in a COVID-secure way. We are open for browsing, borrowing and prebookable PC use, hooray!Find out the opening days and times of each library aswell as information on our safety measures when visiting us on our website: https://t.co/393JYtRhdc@plymouthcc #Plymouth pic.twitter.com/EOqxFUw1FE. They must call last orders at 10pm, though people only have to leave at 11pm. This means the lockdown restrictions will end and shops, indoor leisure, entertainment, places of worship and hotels can all open in a COVID-secure way. A sausage roll, pork scratchings or a packet of crisps with a pint is not substantial. "This means the lockdown … The tier four lockdown will initially be in place for two weeks and will be reviewed on December 30 – although Matt Hancock has indicated the restrictions could be in place for some months. The restrictions will put 99 per cent of England in the toughest Tier 2 and Tier 3 restrictions. London Lockdown to be upgraded to Tier Two from Saturday; On London, the Health Secretary confirmed the move from Tier 1 to Tier 2. We are asking the trade to remind customers that it is an offence to knowingly meet up with people from other households and if checked, they could be subject to a fine. Can six people from different households drink in a beer garden? Mr Hancock explained: “Infection rates are on … Platters are a bit more nibbly and are a no-no. Weddings and funerals have been given the OK to go ahead, but only 15 people can attend a wedding ceremony, and 30 attend a funeral. There will be specific guidance for each tier. Can go ahead as long as the sub-group you're in the venue with is consistent with social gathering rules for your tier. Pubs and bars can open in Tier 2 areas but only if they are operating as restaurants. 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