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What is a Lockdown?

A temporary condition imposed by governmental authorities (as during the outbreak of an epidemic disease) in which people are required to stay in their homes and refrain from or limit activities outside the home involving public contact (such as dining out or attending large gatherings)

There have been seven major Government announcements affecting this region with profound implications for the population and its businesses.

Lockdown 1.0 23rd March 2020 until 4th July 2020

England National

Lockdown 1.1 24th September 2020 until 4th November 2020

England Regional

Lockdown 2.0 5th November 2020 until 2nd December 2020

England National

Lockdown 2.1 3rd December 2020 until 15th December 2020

Tier 3 England Regional

Lockdown 2.2 16th December 2020 until 29th December 2020

Tier 3 England Regional

Lockdown 2.3 30th December 2020 until 4th January 2021

Tier 4 England Regional

Lockdown 3.0 5th January 2021 Ongoing

England National

Roadmap Out Of Lockdown

Step 1 8th March 2021

Our priority is to ensure that all children and students return safely to face-to-face education in schools and colleges.

Step 2 Not Before 12th April 2021

Hospitality venues will be allowed to serve people outdoors at Step 2 and there will be no need for customers to order a substantial meal with alcoholic drinks and no curfew, although customers must order, eat and drink while seated (‘table service’). Wider social contact rules will apply in all these settings to prevent indoor mixing between different households.

Step 3 Not Before 17th May 2021

Indoor hospitality will reopen -and as in Step 2, venues will not have to serve a substantial meal with alcoholic drinks; nor will there be a curfew. Customers will, however, have to order, eat and drink while seated.

Step 4 Not Before 21st June 2021

The Government expects to be in a position to remove all legal limits on social contact.

Step 4 Continuation Not Before 19th July 2021

The Government expects to be in a position to remove all legal limits on social contact.

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