Full list of areas in the South East by Covid tier

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With the South and South East of England and the Thames Valley living under either Tier 3 or Tier 4 restrictions, see below a list of what measures apply where you live.

Those living under the Tier 4 rules are not able to mix indoors with other households and non-essential shops, gyms, cinemas and hairdressers in these areas must close.



Full list of areas by tier in the South East (from 00:01 hours on New Years Eve):

Tier 4 - Stay at home

Tougher restrictions - equivalent to a lockdown - with the government urging people to stay at home.

  • Kent and Medway

  • Hampshire, including the New Forest and the Isle of Wight

  • Berkshire

  • Buckinghamshire

  • Oxfordshire

  • Swindon

  • Surrey

  • Sussex (including East Sussex, West Sussex and Brighton & Hove)

  • Essex

  • Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole Council area


Tier 3 (Very High)

  • Dorset (excluding BCP Council area which is in Tier 4)

  • Wiltshire (excluding Swindon which is in Tier 4)


Tier 2 (High)

No mixing indoors, apart from support bubbles. Up to six people can meet outdoors. Pubs and restaurants can open, with last orders at 10pm and closing at 11pm - but alcohol can only be served with a substantial meal.

As of New Years Eve, there will be no areas in the Meridian region in Tier 2.


Tier 1 (Medium)

Up to six people can meet indoors or outdoors. Pubs and restaurants can open, with last orders at 10pm and closing at 11pm.

As of New Years Eve, there will be no areas in the Meridian region in Tier 1.