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Charnwood to continue following Tier 3 restrictions

Published: Thu 17th December, 2020

The Government has confirmed that Charnwood will remain under Tier 3 restrictions (Very High).

Residents are being urged to continue to follow Tier 3 restrictions to help drive down case numbers in the borough.

Leader of Charnwood Borough Council, Councillor Jonathan Morgan, said: “Although case numbers had been dropping in Charnwood, they are starting to rise again and it’s clear we still have work to do to get this virus under control.

“I appreciate this has been a difficult year for residents, businesses and local communities and remaining in the highest level of restrictions is tough, but we must keep going in order to protect ourselves, our loved ones and the NHS.

“While there is a bit more flexibility over the festive period with Christmas Bubbles, I would encourage people to comply with the rules and be sensible. Although we all want to see loved ones over Christmas, we also want to avoid a rise in case numbers after the festive period.

“With the vaccine now starting to be delivered, there is finally some light at the end of the tunnel and it’s more important than ever that everyone follows the guidance and plays their part in their fight against this virus.

“I would urge everyone in Charnwood to continue to follow the basic hands, face, space guidance and take personal responsibility of their actions over Christmas.”

Tier 3 restrictions mean:

  • 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, including private gardens or at most outdoor venues
  • rule of six applies to some outdoor public spaces, including parks, countryside accessible to the public and public gardens
  • essential and non-essential shops will be open
  • gyms and leisure centres will be open
  • pubs, cafes and restaurants are closed unless they are offering takeaway, click-and-collect or delivery services

The Government is reviewing which tier each local area is allocated every 14 days and the next review will take place on December 30.

More information on Tier 3 restrictions can be found at: www.charnwood.gov.uk/coronavirus_restrictions