The North East is ready to stay in Tier 2 lockdown-style measures for no less than one other week.
There had been fears over the course of the week that the area together with Newcastle, Gateshead, Northumberland, County Durham, Sunderland, North Tyneside and South Tyneside could be upgraded right into a Tier 3 Very High alert space attributable to worrying coronavirus charges, which might shut bars and pubs.
But Tier 2 does nonetheless imply folks within the North East are barred from visiting different households.
Visitors can nonetheless come to the area to attend occasions, work or for care causes. They are additionally allowed to return into the world to socialize, however solely with folks from their very own family and they are requested to not in any respect.
People residing in a Tier 2 space, just like the North East, are allowed to journey to Tier 1 and Tier 2 areas, though these residing in Tier 2 and Tier 3 areas are suggested to remain put as a lot as they can. Again, that’s recommendation.
You will not be prosecuted for leaving a Tier 2 or Tier 3 space, or travelling to 1.
What Tier are Newcastle, Gateshead Sunderland, Durham, Northumberland and Tyneside in and can I journey between them?
The counties of Tyne and Wear (which incorporates Newcastle, Gateshead, Sunderland, North Tyneside and South Tyneside) County Durham and Northumberland are all in Tier 2 and are deemed to be High Risk.
There is not any authorized restriction on travelling between tiers, so folks are allowed to return into the North East from elsewhere, whereas these residing within the North East are allowed to journey inside it – and out.
But the Government is asking folks in Tier 2 and Tier 3 areas to remain the place they are.
It says folks residing in Tier 2 and Tier 3 areas are “suggested not to journey in and out of these areas”.
I stay in a Tier 1, Tier 2 or Tier 3 space, can I journey to the North East?
Yes, you can however you’ll not be allowed to go to different households or meet them in indoor settings similar to pubs and eating places.
Those residing in Tier 2 and Tier 3, particularly, are urged to not journey, however they will not be stopped from doing so.
Can I depart the North East Tier 2 space to journey to a Tier 1 space or Scotland?
Technically, you can, however folks are urged not to take action apart from for completely important journeys.
If you are heading from the North East to Cumbria, which is Tier 1, don’t go to different households or socialise with anyone from exterior your family.
The guidelines which ban folks from mixing with different households apply to the place you reside, even in the event you are out that space and visiting one other, Dr Mike Tildesley, an professional in an infection modelling from Warwick University, told Mirror Online.
You are additionally allowed to journey to Scotland, however you’ll not be permitted to fulfill anybody from exterior your family.
Visit Scotland is at present advising folks in Tier 2 and Tier 3 to solely journey to Scotland for important journeys.
The Scottish Government is claimed to be contemplating a journey ban for folks from coronavirus hotspots, such because the North East.
People within the North East are particularly suggested to not journey to Tier 3 areas, similar to Liverpool.
The Government says: “You ought to additionally keep away from travelling to any half of the nation topic to increased native Covid alert ranges.”
How lengthy will the North East be in Tier 2?
For no less than every week, as council leaders gained a reprieve which noticed the area stay in Tier 2 as a substitute of Tier 3.
It is like that Tier 2 restrictions will proceed for a while, if the area just isn’t upgraded to Tier 3 in every week.