Three-tier system: All you need to know about Covid-19 restrictions in the Calendar region

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has announced a three-tier Covid-19 restrictions system in a bid to simplify the rules.

The three tiers are titled Medium, High and Very High.


So what do the tiers mean?

This is how the restrictions are listed under each tier:

Tier 1 - Medium - national restrictions remain in place which includes the rule of six and 10pm curfew.

  • All businesses and venues can continue to operate, in a Covid-Secure manner, other than those that remain closed in law, such as nightclubs.

  • Certain businesses selling food or drink on their premises are required to close between 10pm and 5am. Businesses and venues selling food 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-thru.

  • Schools, universities and places of worship remain open

  • Weddings and funerals can go ahead with restrictions on the number of attendees

  • Organised indoor sport and exercise classes can continue to take place, provided the Rule of Six is followed

  • People must not meet in groups larger than 6, indoors or outdoors


Tier 2 - High - everything in Tier 1, plus the following additional restrictions:

  • People must not meet with anybody outside their household or support bubble in any indoor setting, whether at home or in a public place

  • People must not meet in a group of more than 6 outside, including in a garden or other space.

  • People should aim to reduce the number of journeys they make where possible. If they need to travel, they should walk or cycle where possible, or to plan ahead and avoid busy times and routes on public transport.


Tier 3 - Very High - for areas with high infection rate, closure of hospitality:

  • Pubs and bars must close, and can only remain open where they operate as if they were a restaurant - which means serving substantial meals, like a main lunchtime or evening meal. They may only serve alcohol as part of such a meal.

  • Wedding receptions are not allowed

  • People must not meet with anybody outside their household or support bubble in any indoor or outdoor setting, whether at home or in a public space. The Rule of Six applies in open public spaces like parks and beaches.

  • People should try to avoid travelling outside the ‘Very High’ area they are in, or entering a ‘Very High’ area, other than for things like work, education, accessing youth services, to meet caring responsibilities or if they are in transit.

  • People should avoid staying overnight in another part of the UK if they are resident in a ‘Very High’ area, or avoid staying overnight in a ‘Very High’ area if they are resident elsewhere.


Which tier is my area under?

Tier 1 (Medium) restrictions apply in the following areas:

In terms of the Calendar region (Yorkshire and North Lincolnshire), all areas are in Tier 1 (Medium) unless listed below.

Tier 2 (High) restrictions apply in the following areas:

  • Chesterfield

  • North East Derbyshire

  • Nottinghamshire

  • West Yorkshire (Leeds, Bradford, Kirklees, Calderdale, Wakefield)

  • York

Tier 3 (Very high) restrictions apply in the following areas from Saturday:

  • South Yorkshire (Barnsley, Rotherham, Doncaster, Sheffield)