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The government has announced that after the lockdown is completed on Jan.. December will be subject to Tier 2 restrictions (High Alert).
The government states that this tier applies to areas with higher or rapidly increasing levels of infection that need some additional restrictions.
THIS checker can help you find out the limitations of a particular area, but the website keeps crashing. Only three areas, Cornwall, the Isles of Scilly and the Isle of Wight are in Tier 1.
Cases of Covid-19 in Oxfordshire have decreased recently. These numbers give the number of infections per 100. 000 people in the seven days up to and including 21. November (numbers of the previous week in brackets). .
Oxford University reported for the week of Jan.. until 20. November only 40 new cases, the lowest number since the beginning of the semester. The positivity rate also decreased to 17. 4% compared to the 30% last week.
In Tier 2, you cannot socialize with people who are not in your household or who support the bubble indoors. Rule « 6 » applies in outdoor areas. Pubs and bars will have to close unless they are operated as restaurants and public houses can only serve alcohol with large meals. However, the 10 p.m. curfew has been increased to 11 p.m., the last orders at 10 p.m..
The closing at 11 p.m. also applies to casinos, cinemas, theaters, museums, bowling alleys, amusement arcades, fairs, theme parks, adventure parks and activities, and bingo halls. Cinemas, theaters, and concert halls can stay open after 11 p.m. to conclude shows that start before 10 p.m..
Public participation in outdoor and indoor events (such as performances and shows) can now be limited to a lower value: 50% capacity or either 2. 000 people outdoors or 1. 000 people indoors. Public participation in spectator sports and business events can be resumed inside and outside. This is subject to social contact rules and is limited to the same capacity constraints.
Places of worship remain open, but you cannot interact with people outside of your household or assist bubbles while you are in the house unless a legal exception applies, and weddings and funerals can limit the number of attendees restrict.
Regarding sports, organized outdoor sports, as well as physical activity and exercise classes, may continue. Organized indoor sports, exercise and exercise classes are only allowed if it is possible for people not to mix with people they do not live with (or with whom they share a support bubble). . There are exceptions for indoor disabled sports, sports for educational purposes, and supervised sports and physical activity for children under the age of 18, which can be done with a mix of larger groups. The sports association has announced that organized university sports may only be continued after Christmas and not during the “travel window” in which a state ban on all extracurricular activities is cited.
The University of Oxford and Oxford Brookes University are introducing test systems before the Christmas break. Here university students are offered « free and quick » COVID-19 tests. From the 30th. It will be available on the Oxford College campus on November 11th and is part of a plan that will allow students to return to their homes safely and mitigate the spread of the virus.
After the end of national restrictions on Jan.. On December 12th, students were told to continue to follow all national and local public health guidelines while staying at university and when returning home when they want to go home.
Matt Hancock has been asked by MPs in the House of Commons whether an « appeal process » will be available for regions wishing to exit restrictions early. He said the levels will be reviewed in two weeks and that they may be reviewed weekly after that with comments welcomed by local guides.
Councilor Susan Brown, Chair of the Oxford City Council, said: “I want to thank everyone in Oxford for following the lockdown rules and helping to reduce the rate of infection in the city. This has been quite a community effort and the way you all have reacted – businesses, residents and students – means the number of cases in Oxford fell last week. This is great news, but we are not out of the woods yet and we must all continue to take precautions to ensure that the number of cases in the city continues to decrease.
“We’re getting into Tier 2, which means we can enjoy a little more normalcy and social life, and this will give our local businesses a welcome boost. Please enjoy the pre-Christmas season by safely making use of the local shops and hospitality. Note, however, that the rule of six only applies outside and inside. They need to stay in your household or in your bladder. Continue to take reasonable precautions and don’t break the rules. What we are all doing now is going to make a real difference to safety during the Christmas break. ”
In the House of Commons, Layla Moran, MP for Oxford West and Abingdon, thanked Matt Hancock for implementing an Oxfordshire-wide policy. She said Oxfordshire could no longer risk damaging lockdowns and asked if the key to fighting the virus was partnering with local areas and that her voice would gain considerable weight when they say they should move up and down.
Matt Hancock replied, “I give significant weight to local leaders in advocating a level in their area. ”
« Oxfordshire has made great strides in combating this virus, including combating the college student outbreak in Oxford, and I hope they can work to get Oxfordshire to Tier 1 as soon as possible, but there is still do some work. ”
When Prime Minister Boris Johnson was asked in the House of Commons this week whether district and county restrictions could be imposed, he said the virus was « no respect for county boundaries ». .
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