East Worthing and Shoreham is on Tier 1 (Medium)
A ‘Tier’ system has been announced for regions and local authority areas across the country. Areas will be placed in tiers ranged from 1 to 3 based on the severity of local infection rates and hospitalisations.
• Tier 1 (medium risk): The current national measures of the rule of 6 and 10pm curfew on pubs apply.
• Tier 2 (high risk): All social mixing between households indoors is banned but mixing outdoors (including private gardens) will be allowed with the rule of 6 and maintaining social distancing.
• Tier 3 (very high risk): Social mixing is prohibited in all settings, along with the full closure of pubs and bars.
Please remember to only get tested if you have symptoms, but if you have a new, continuous cough, a temperature, a loss or change of taste or smell, you should go to gov.uk/Coronavirus and book a test.
Remember the basics of hands, face and space.
For the latest medical advice, visit NHS.uk/Coronavirus
Why the government is introducing local COVID alert levels
The government is committed to ensuring the right levels of intervention in the right places to manage outbreaks. Working with local authorities through the contain framework, our approach has been simplified so that there are now 3 local COVID alert levels.
Local COVID alert level: medium
This is for areas where national restrictions continue to be in place.
- you must not socialise in groups larger than 6, indoors or outdoors (other than where a legal exemption applies)
- businesses and venues can continue to operate, in a COVID-secure manner, other than those that remain closed in law
- certain businesses are required to ensure customers only consume food and drink while seated, and must 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-through
- schools and universities remain open
- places of worship remain open, subject to the rule of 6
- weddings and funerals can go ahead with restrictions on numbers of attendees
- exercise classes and organised sport can continue to take place outdoors, or indoors if the rule of 6 is followed
You should continue to:
- follow social distancing rules
- work from home where you can effectively do so
- when travelling, plan ahead or avoid busy times and routes; walk or cycle if you can
Find out more about the measures that apply in medium alert level areas to help reduce the spread of COVID-19.