There are tighter restrictions when meeting others:
You must not socialise indoors with anyone you do not live or do not have a support bubble with. This applies both at home and in any indoor public place, including places of worship, pubs and restaurants.
You must also not meet socially in private gardens with anyone that you do not live with or do not have a support bubble with.
You can see friends and family in some public outdoor spaces but must not meet in a group of more than six people including children of any age. Permitted outdoor spaces include:
parks, beaches, countryside accessible to the public, forests
the grounds of a heritage site
outdoor sports courts and facilities
There are some exceptions on the Tier 3 rules for meeting others. For example, meeting your support or childcare bubbles, if you are gathering for work or education, for formal childcare or activities, formal support groups or to provide care for someone vulnerable or respite for a carer. Remember Tier 3 rules don’t apply if you need to escape from injury or harm. Full list of exemptions.
Bars, pubs, cafes, restaurants and social clubs must close except for deliveries and takeaways:
Hospitality venues can offer takeaway, delivery and click and collect services. Those wanting to sell alcohol for consumption elsewhere can do so if it is only through takeaway, delivery service, click and collect or drive through.
You can travel to venues or amenities which are open, but you should aim to reduce the number of journeys you make where possible. You should continue to walk or cycle where possible, and plan ahead to avoid busy times and routes.
You should avoid travelling into or out of a Tier 3 area.
If you must travel from a Tier 3 area to a Tier 1 or Tier 2 area you must continue to follow the London Tier 3 rules. People should avoid travelling and staying overnight in Tier 3 areas.
Hotels, B&Bs and campsites must close. They can only open for someone to stay in very specific circumstances.
Places of worship and community settings remain open:
Communal worship can continue, but you should not mix with other households in these venues.
Weddings and funerals can take place. 15 people can attend a wedding ceremony and 30 people can attend a funeral service.
Public buildings like libraries and community centres can be fully open, but you still cannot meet socially with other households in these venues. Group events and activities should not take place, but support groups can continue.
NHS services, including GP services and dentist remain open.
Remember to always:
Keep a safe distance from others. Stay two metres apart from people you do not live with as much as possible.
Wherever you cannot keep a safe distance from others wear a face covering. It is mandatory to wear a face covering on public transport and in shops.
Wash your hands frequently and carry hand sanitiser when you are out.
Keep your home well ventilated if you must have people there, such as those doing maintenance. Open windows and doors when you can to allow fresh air to circulate.
If you develop COVID-19 symptoms (high fever, continuous cough, loss of taste or smell) then self-isolate immediately and request a test as soon as you can.
If you are over 60 or clinically vulnerable you could be at higher risk of severe illness from coronavirus. You should therefore be especially careful to follow the London Tier 3 rules and to minimise your contact with others. If you are clinically extremely vulnerable then the Government is advising you to work from home and to stay at home as much as possible. The Government will write to everyone who is clinically extremely vulnerable with detailed advice.