The new tier system continues to mean restrictions are different in parts of the UK, with Liverpool and Merseyside being placed in the “Very High” risk category. London will enter the “High” tier at midnight on Friday.
Current restrictions apply to those in the “Medium” tier, so in these areas people can still meet in groups of no more than six people from multiple households either indoors or outdoors. Unlike Scotland and Wales, the six includes children.
Pubs, bars and restaurants must close at 10pm and face coverings must be worn while shopping, on public transport and in other indoor areas.
Under the second “High” alert level, people cannot meet with anyone they do not live with indoors unless they are part of a support bubble. The rule of six applies for socialising outside, and pubs, bars and restaurants have a 10pm curfew.
The highest level of restrictions mean people cannot socialise with anyone outside their household in any indoor and many outdoor settings. Pubs and bars will be forced to close unless they are operating as a restaurant.
Weddings and funerals will be allowed to take place with restrictions on the number of guests.