IT HAS been announced that Basingstoke will be placed in Tier two post-lockdown.

The government have released an online postcode checker that allows the public to search tiers based on postcodes.

Basingstoke residents will now face tough tier two restrictions when lockdown lifts next week.

Here are the new rules as of December 3:

  • No mixing of households indoors apart from support bubbles will be allowed
  • A maximum of six people can meet outdoors.
  • Pubs and bars will remain closed unless operating as restaurants,
  • Alcohol will only be served as part of a “substantial meal” until 10pm, before venues must close at 11pm.
  • All retail, leisure and personal care services are able to reopen.
  • Overnight stays will only be permitted for those in the same household or support bubble
  • Places of worship can reopen, but people must not interact with anyone outside their household or support bubble.
  • Fifteen guests will be allowed at weddings and civil partnerships, increasing to 30 for funerals.
  • Classes and organised sport can take place outdoors but not indoors if there is any interaction between two different households.
  • Large events including sport and live performances will be open to the public but limited to 50% capacity or 2,000 outdoors and 1,000 indoors.

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