Residents of areas that are designated “tier 3” at the end of England’s lockdown are expected to be able to travel abroad from 2 December, under the Government’s new plan.
At present, no one in England is allowed to travel domestically or abroad for leisure.
Starting from one minute past midnight on 2 December, however, people living in tiers 1 and 2 have been told they are able to take holidays.
For residents of tier 3 areas, the government says: “Avoid travelling out of the area, other than where necessary such as for work, education, youth services, medical attention or because of caring responsibilities.”
However, on Tuesday morning Transport Secretary Grant Shapps said Tier 3 residents should be able to go abroad “if you’re going straight to an airport”.
– Weekly registered Covid-19 deaths pass 2,000 for first time since May
The number of weekly registered deaths connected to coronavirus has swept past 2,000 in England and Wales for the first time since the month of May, new data shows.
According to figures from the Office for National Statistics, there were 2,466 deaths involving Covid-19 registered in the week ending on 13 November.
The number represents the highest in England and Wales since the week ending on 22 May, when 2,589 deaths were registered.
It also represents a rise of 529 deaths from the week prior, ending on 6 November, when 1,937 deaths involving Covid-19 were recorded.