ANOTHER part of Yorkshire is moving into Tier 2 from Saturday.

East Riding of Yorkshire, which covers towns such as Pocklington and Stamford Bridge, will face tougher restrictions as it moves from Tier 1 to Tier 2 from 12.01am on Saturday.

Health and Social Care Secretary Matt Hancock said: “We have agreed with local leaders to move more areas into the High Local Covid Alert Level. By working together and following the rules that we will bring down the rates of infection." 

What the new restrictions will mean:

  • You must not meet socially with friends and family indoors in any setting unless you live with them or have formed a support bubble with them. This includes private homes, and any other indoor venues such as pubs and restaurants.
  • You may continue to see friends and family you do not live with outside, including in a garden or other outdoor space. When you do so you must not meet in a group of more than 6.
  • Visiting indoor hospitality/leisure/retail settings is restricted to one household i.e. two households must not meet in these settings (unless those two households are in a support bubble).
  • People are advised only to visit care homes in exceptional circumstances (further work will be undertaken locally to agree what this means).
  • People should only travel for essential reasons.
  • You can still go on holiday outside of your area, but you should only do this with people you live with, or have formed a support bubble with (dependant on any local restrictions in the area you are visiting).
  • People can play a team sport only where this is formally organised by a sports club or similar organisation, and sports-governing body guidance has been issued.
  • People should not attend amateur or professional sporting events as a spectators.
  • Wedding receptions and celebrations can continue for up to 15 people in the form of a sit-down meal and in a Covid-secure setting, not in a private dwelling.
  • Up to 30 people can attend a funeral, and 15 for a wake in a Covid-secure setting, not in a private dwelling.