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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 the East Riding of Yorkshire.

This page was last updated at 10:17am on Tuesday 5 January. We will update this page as more information becomes available.

National lockdown: Stay at Home

In effect from Tuesday, 5 January 2021

What does the National lockdown: Stay at Home mean?


You must stay at home. The single most important action we can all take is to stay at home to protect the NHS and save lives. This lockdown is in effect from Tuesday, 5 January 2021.

Leaving home

You must not leave, or be outside of your home except where necessary. You may only leave the home to:

  • shop for basic necessities, for you or a vulnerable person

  • go to work, or provide voluntary or charitable services, if you cannot reasonably do so from home

  • exercise with your household (or support bubble) or one other person, this should be limited to once per day, and you should not travel outside your local area

  • meet your support bubble or childcare bubble where necessary, but only if you are legally permitted to form one

  • seek medical assistance or avoid injury, illness or risk of harm (including domestic abuse)

  • attend education or childcare - for those eligible.

If you do leave home for a permitted reason, you should always stay local in the village or town where you live. You may leave your local area for a legally permitted reason, such as for work.

Meeting others

  • You cannot leave your home to meet socially with anyone you do not live with or are not in a support bubble with (if you are legally permitted to form one).

  • You may exercise on your own, with one other person, or with your household or support bubble.

  • You should not meet other people you do not live with, or have formed a support bubble with, unless for a permitted reason.

  • Stay 2 metres apart from anyone not in your household.


  • Schools and colleges are closed from Tuesday, 5 January to most pupils, except vulnerable children and the children of critical workers, and they will provide remote learning for other students until at least the half-term in February.

  • Early years settings such as nurseries will stay open

  • End-of-year exams will not take place this summer as normal

  • Elsewhere, university students should not return to campuses and will be taught online

Food delivery

  • Restaurants can continue to offer food delivery, but takeaway alcohol is banned


  • Outdoor sports venues - such as golf courses, tennis courts and outside gyms - must close

  • Outdoor playgrounds remain open

  • Amateur team sports are not allowed

  • Elite sport such as Premier League football can continue

Full guidance on GOV.UK

Read the full National lockdown guidance, including any exemptions or exceptions, on GOV.UK

You must also continue to…

  • wear a face covering
  • follow social distancing rules
  • wash hands regularly.

Local COVID alert levels explained

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 system is split into four alert levels, also referred to as 'Tiers':

  • MEDIUM - Tier 1
  • HIGH - Tier 2
  • VERY HIGH - Tier 3
  • Tier 4
  • National Lockdown: Stay at Home

England and Scotland are now in National Lockdown: Stay at Home.

Infection rates are very high.

Make sure you continue to follow the 3 Steps to Safety.