ALERT LEVEL: Southampton will be in Tier 2 restrictions from 2 December

From 2 December the following rules will be in place:

  • You must not socialise indoors with anyone you do not live with or who is not in your support bubble
  • You must not socialise in a group of more than six people outside, including in a garden or a public space
  • 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 must close, unless operating as restaurants. Hospitality venues can only serve alcohol with substantial meals
  • Businesses selling food or drink for consumption on their premises are required to provide table service only, in premises which sell alcohol. They must close between 11pm and 5am, and stop taking orders after 10pm
  • Businesses selling food and drink for consumption off the premises can continue to do so after 10pm as long as this is through delivery service, click-and-collect or drive-through
  • Public attendance at outdoor and indoor events is permitted, 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
  • 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
  • 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). There are exceptions for indoor disability sport, sport for educational purposes and supervised sport and physical activity for under-18s

Further information, details on exemptions and measures in force across all three tiers are available on GOV.UK

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