Plymouth Tier 2 lockdown and when a decision could be made MP Johnny Mercer says it is clear 'a second wave is now here' and has urged people to … They are already getting into the festive spirit, and are welcoming customers in today, and opening late tomorrow for a free glass of bubbles and a mince pie. 'Clinically extremely vulnerable' people who shielded in Spring can return to school and work. I would urge people to shop local and use the stores that employ local people – but do so safely. Allowed indoors with 1,000 spectators or 50% occupancy, whichever is smaller. Venues must stop taking orders at 10pm and close by 11pm. Restaurants and cafés can’t take multiple bookings, and tables can’t be shoved closer together. These can stay open, including nail salons. "We have friends helping dressed as ‘Elf On A Shelf’ and a 'Real Life Gonk'. The decision to save the capital from Tier 3 will be a relief to many in the hospitality industry who will be able to reopen with limitations when the current national lockdown ends on … Plymouth will be in tier 2 ‘High Alert’ area when the national lockdown ends on Wednesday 2 December. Genting Casino Plymouth opens at 2pm each day, with live tables available from 4pm. A spokesperson said: "Plymouth will be in tier 2 ‘High Alert’ area when the national lockdown ends on Wednesday 2 December. Funerals can have up to 30 mourners, with only 15 people allowed at the wake. “It’s been very tough for all businesses – particularly the hospitality and retail sector so it is crucial that we all help our businesses. The restrictions will put 99 per cent of England in the toughest Tier 2 and Tier 3 restrictions. A sausage roll, pork scratchings or a packet of crisps with a pint is not substantial. “The virus spreads very easily in confined, indoor spaces so it is especially important to take extra care in the run up to the festive season. Plymouth City Council want to remind punters hoping to hit the pubs the dos and the don'ts to enjoy the festive period safely this year. This could include: Everything in Tier 1, plus: A spokesperson said: "Plymouth will be in tier 2 ‘High Alert’ area when the national lockdown ends on Wednesday 2 December. Allowed outdoors with a maximum crowd size of either 50% occupancy of the stadium or 2,000 spectators, whichever is smaller. While Plymouth will now be in a High Alert area due to the change in criteria, I know Plymouth businesses will be relieved that they can reopen and start trading again in this critical period. One of the bosses said: "We are all good, all staff have been trained this week and we are ready to open from midday seven days a week.". “We don’t want to undo all the good work so far so I would urge everyone keep up all the measures to stay safe that we are now so familiar with and not be tempted to relax your guard. WHAT BEING IN TIER 2 HIGH ALERT AREA MEANS. We'll be bringing you the latest news, information and reactions to the lockdown lifting in the blog below. Tier 2 is for higher-risk areas, and is expected to reflect current local lockdown rules that already apply to more than 10million people in England. Plymouth is in danger of being classed as a “high risk”, or Tier 2, area as coronavirus infections surge – with serious implications for the city’s businesses including a 10pm curfew for pubs and restaurants. ... Beaver found in Plymouth among first to be reintroduced to wild in Britain for 400 years 15 guests can attend marriage ceremonies and receptions. Tier One: Tier One. Taxi marshals will be on hand at closing time to help people get into taxis and to keep the queues at the rank socially distant. With a new set of rules coming into force, here's what you need to know. England's second national lockdown has come to an end, leaving the country under a new set of Covid-19 restrictions. Cinemas, theatres and concert halls can stay open beyond 11pm in order to conclude performances  that start before 10pm, Public attendance at outdoor and indoor events (performances and shows) is permitted, limited to whichever is lower: 50% capacity, or either 2,000 people outdoors or 1,000 people indoors, Public attendance at spectator sport and business events can resume inside and outside, subject to social contact rules and limited to whichever is lower: 50% capacity, or either 2,000 people outdoors or 1,000 people indoors, Places of worship remain open but you must not socialise with people from outside of your household or support bubble while you are indoors there, unless a legal exemption applies. “It has been a great effort because every action counts when it comes to stopping the virus spreading. Only the Isles of Scilly, with a population of just over 2,200 people, will be in Tier 1. Sadly this is not Bethlehem, there is no stable, but there may be a few asses around. For those who want to drink there's some changes you need to know. They cannot mingle with anyone outside the group they are with, even if they see other people they know. A popular casino in Plymouth has reopened today, after four weeks of closure. General manager at Genting Casino Plymouth, Kevin Gale said: “The team here can’t wait to welcome everyone back again, and we are delighted that customers recognise the various safety measures in place across the venue.”. Venues are also required to close between 11pm and 5am, and must stop taking orders after 10pm. Deputy leader Pete Smith said: “No one wants to be the Christmas Grinch, but don’t let a few days of letting off steam ruin all the great work that has been going on to really bring the infection rate down. “We are not saying don’t go out, we are saying if you do, think before you drink don’t put our businesses on the brink.”. ... Plymouth Argyle - Tier 2, up to 2,000 fans allowed. With lockdown lifting today (December 2) these are the guidelines to keep others safe in Tier 2. There are exceptions for indoor disability sport, sport for educational purposes and supervised sport and physical activity for under-18s, which can take place with larger groups mixing, You can continue to travel to venues or amenities which are open, but should aim to reduce the number of journeys you make where possible. It is understood that Plymouth is in the medium, or 1, risk level, along with most of the country. You must not socialise with anyone you do not live with or who is not in your support bubble in any indoor setting, whether at home or in a public place, You must not socialise in a group of more than six people outside, including in a garden or a public space – this is called the ‘rule of six’, Businesses and venues can continue to operate, in a COVID-Secure manner, other than those which remain closed by law, such as nightclubs, Pubs and bars can only open if they are operating as restaurants. It’s been a real hard November but you have to stay positive. "I see that only the Isle of Wight, Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly are in tier 1 so we must accept tier 2 for Devon and Plymouth. A new tiered approach - similar to what was seen in October - … "This means the lockdown … We are open for browsing, borrowing and prebookable PC use, hooray!Find out the opening days and times of each library aswell as information on our safety measures when visiting us on our website: https://t.co/393JYtRhdc@plymouthcc #Plymouth pic.twitter.com/EOqxFUw1FE. Can go ahead as long as the sub-group you're in the venue with is consistent with social gathering rules for your tier. If it’s on a plate or a bowl and eaten with cutlery, it’s generally acceptable. England's regional tiers have been announced, for when the national lockdown ends on 2 December. Plymouth City Council issued a statement on the government announcement last week. Hospitality venues can only serve alcohol with substantial meals. What happens if a group say they are from the same household … but are not? Each table must be booked by separate people and the table should only have people from the same household or support bubble. The Stoke eatery, who helped families in need during lockdown, will be open seven days a week. Adam and Nikki Webb, who own handmade jewellery shop Nicky's Glow Beads & Gifts in Saltash, are happy to be open again. If you're in a bubble, you can behave as though you're all in one household. Those in Tier 4 will be able to meet only one other person outdoors - … Seven more areas in England could be placed in Tier 3 'very high' lockdown next, according to new analysis. We now have vaccines on the way and until then we need to keep doing everything we can to keep ourselves, our loved ones and our city safe.”. Sadly no. "However, mixing households indoors, apart from support bubbles, will not be allowed and the rule of six will apply when meeting outdoors. So a sausage roll served with vegetables, salad, potatoes would cut the mustard. Two households can form a 'support bubble' if one of them only has one adult; or a 'childcare bubble' if one of them has a child under 13. Organised indoor sport and exercise classes can happen outdoors, but not indoors if anyone from different households interacts with each other. Positivity is 4.2%. Should be good fun.". Which lockdown tier are you in? In total there were 53 Conservative MPs who voted against the Covid-19 restrictions. The new rules mean people in Plymouth must not socialise with anyone they do not live with indoors, at home or in a public space. Organised outdoor sport, and physical activity and exercise classes can continue, Organised indoor sport, physical activity and exercise classes will only be permitted if it is possible for people to avoid mixing with people they do not live with (or share a support bubble with). Pubs and bars can open in Tier 2 areas but only if they are operating as restaurants. 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A new three-tier strategy of local lockdown measures for England has been announced by Boris Johnson in efforts to curb rising Covid-19 rates. What exactly is a substantial table meal? These can stay open along with all other indoor entertainment. “This is always a busy time of year and we don’t want to ruin it by seeing COVID-19 cases rise again. Here are the dos and don'ts when enjoying Tier 2 this year. If a pub is serving a substantial meal, they can serve alcohol. Under the previous system, every area in Devon and Cornwall fell into the Tier 1 category. Rule of six limits apply outdoors. Weddings and funerals have been given the OK to go ahead, but only 15 people can attend a wedding ceremony, and 30 attend a funeral. School pupils taking part in a new mini police scheme have graduated with flying colours following a six-week intensive programme. Local lockdown measures for England has been a real hard November but you have to stay.... 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