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Guidance on the new tiers has now been published Published Date: 30/11/2020

There is separate guidance for households with a possible or confirmed coronavirus infection and additional advice at each tier will be provided shortly for people who are clinically extremely vulnerable to coronavirus.

There is also separate guidance for support and childcare bubbles, which apply across all tiers.

Support bubbles have been expanded. From 2 December you can form a support bubble with another household if any of the following apply to you:

  • you are the only adult in your household (any other members of the household having been under 18 on 12 June 2020) or are the only adult who does not have a disability that needs continuous care
  • you have a child under 1
  • you live with a child under 5 with a disability that needs continuous care

The government has announced arrangements that will be in place over the Christmas period. From 23 December to 27 December, you may choose to form a Christmas bubble. A Christmas bubble will be able to spend time together in private homes, to attend places of worship, or meet in a public outdoor place. There is additional guidance for the Christmas period including how to meet friends and family, visit pubs and restaurants, and attend places of worship.

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The Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (All Tiers) (England) Regulations 2020 has been published. These regulations are due to be voted on by Parliament tomorrow (1 December) and, if passed, will come into force on 2 December 2020.