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COVID-19 Local restrictions

Information about COVID-19 tiers and what you can and cannot do if you live, work or travel in East Riding of Yorkshire.

This page was last updated at 10pm on Wednesday 4, November. We will update this page as more information becomes available.

National Restrictions apply

From Thursday, 5 November until Wednesday, 2 December

What are 'Local COVID alert levels'?

Local COVID alert levels set out information for local authorities, residents and workers about what to do and how to manage the COVID-19 outbreak in their area.

The new system is split into three alert levels, also referred to as 'Tiers':

  • MEDIUM - Tier 1
  • HIGH - Tier 2
  • VERY HIGH - Tier 3

However, to control the spread of the virus, the Government has introduced:

  • National Restrictions - from Thursday, 5 November until Wednesday, 2 December

Is the East Riding in lockdown?

Yes. All of England is now in a national lockdown with tighter restrictions in place. Read about the new National Restrictions - why they have been introduced, how long they will last, and what changes they bring.

National Restrictions apply

From Thursday, 5 November until Wednesday, 2 December

Why are we following the National Restrictions?

Due to rapidly rising COVID-19 case numbers, we must act now to control the spread of the virus.

The single most important action we can all take, in fighting coronavirus, is to stay at home, to protect the NHS and save lives.

When we reduce our day-to-day contact with other people, we will reduce the spread of the infection.

How long will it last?

The new National Restrictions will take place from:

  • Thursday 5 November until Wednesday 2 December

After Wednesday, 2 December, East Riding will move to a local alert levels, depending on rates of infection at that time.

What are the restrictions?

The new National Restrictions replace all previous regional restrictions.

The main restrictions from Thursday, 5 November include:

  • people must stay at home except for education, work (if it can't be done from home), exercise and recreation, medical reasons, shopping for food and other essentials, or to care for others
  • all pubs and restaurants must close (takeaways and deliveries can continue)
  • all non-essential shops must close
  • households are not allowed to mix with others indoors, or in private gardens
  • individuals can meet one person from outside their household in an outside public space
  • support bubbles for people who live alone and households made up of single parents and children can continue
  • children can move between homes if their parents are separated
  • childcare, schools, colleges and universities remain open
  • workplaces are asked to stay open if people cannot work from home - including construction and manufacturing
  • outdoor exercise and recreation is allowed, but gyms must close
  • clinically extremely vulnerable advised not to go to work if they are unable to work from home.

Read the full National Restrictions on GOV.UK

Enforcement by law

Complying with the new measures will help limit the spread of coronavirus, reduce the impact on the NHS and save lives.

They will be underpinned by law which will make clear about what you must and must not do from 5 November. The relevant authorities, including the police, will have powers to enforce the law – including through fines and dispersing gatherings.

If you break these restrictions, you could get a fixed penalty notice (FPN). These now start at £200, rising to £6,400.