BERKSHIRE enters Tier 3 – the tightest restrictions – the Government has confirmed.

Slough entered ‘very high’ alert level after national lockdown ended on December 2. Today, Matt Hancock has confirmed all local authorities in Berkshire will enter Tier 3 too.

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The following Tier 3 rules will apply:

  • Pubs and restaurants will be closed except for delivery and takeaway only. In the old Tier-system, they were allowed to open if they provided a substantial meal.
  • No mixing with people you don’t live or not in your support bubble indoors or outdoors in hospitality venues or private gardens.
  • Indoor entertainment venues such as cinemas will remain closed.
  • Spectator sports cannot resume in Tier 3.
  • Rule of six applies in outdoor public spaces such as parks.
  • Places of worship remain open – but cannot interact with anyone outside the people you live with or support bubble.

  • Schools and universities remain open.
  • 15 guests for weddings, civil partnerships, and wakes. Receptions are not permitted.
  • Funerals can have up to 30 people.
  • Everyone who can work from home should do.
  • Non-essential shops, gyms, and personal care services will all reopen.