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COVID-19 Update - Review of coronavirus tiering restrictions in England.

The following areas will move into Tier 3 from 00.01hrs, Saturday 19 December 2020:

  • Bedfordshire 
  • Buckinghamshire  
  • Berkshire  
  • Peterborough  
  • the whole of Hertfordshire  
  • Surrey – with the exception of Waverley  
  • Hastings and Rother, on the Kent border of East Sussex and  
  • Portsmouth, Gosport and Havant in Hampshire 


These areas are in addition to London, Essex and parts of Hertfordshire, that moved into Tier 3 on Wednesday 16 December.  

Areas moving down Tiers as from Saturday are:  

  • Bristol and North Somerset will come out of Tier 3, into Tier 2, and 
  • Herefordshire will come out of Tier 2 and into Tier 1 


A copy of the Heath Secretary’s statement of 17 December can be found here.  

The full list of local restriction tiers by area can be found here. Further information on local restriction Tiers can be found here

Financial support is available for businesses in Tier 1, Tier 2 and Tier 3: