The Government has published a full list of which areas and regions in England will head into which tier following the lifting of the national lockdown next Wednesday (2 December).
Other areas heading into Tier 3, where hospitality businesses will only be permitted to offer takeaways, include Bristol, Leeds, Hull, City of Wolverhampton, Blackpool and Coventry.
London will remain in Tier 2, meaning hospitality businesses will be able to open, but wet-led pubs and bars unable to serve a ‘substantial meal’, must close.
Meanwhile Liverpool, which was in Tier 3 prior to the lockdown, will move down into Tier 2.
The Isle of Wight, Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly are the only areas in England to remain in Tier 1, under which hospitality can continue operating with limited restrictions including an 11pm curfew on operating hours.
Addressing the House of Commons earlier today (26 November), Health Secretary Matt Hancock confirmed that local authorities facing higher restriction would receive increased funding through the Government’s Contain Outbreak Management Fund.
The Government is also launching a ‘major community testing programme’ in Tier 3 areas, with the hope that this will help regions get out of the toughest restrictions quicker.
Regulations require the Government to review the tier allocations every 14 days, with the first review complete by the end of 16 December.
This means some areas could move tiers again before Christmas.
Click here to find out which tier your area is in via the Government's postcode tracker, or check the full list of local restriction tiers by area below.
Tier 1: Medium alert
- Isle of Wight
- Isles of Scilly
Tier 2: High alert
- Liverpool City Region
- Warrington and Cheshire
- North Yorkshire
- Shropshire and Telford & Wrekin
East of England
- Cambridgeshire, including Peterborough
- Essex, Thurrock and Southend on Sea
- Bedfordshire and Milton Keynes
- all 32 boroughs plus the City of London
- East Sussex
- West Sussex
- Brighton and Hove
- Bracknell Forest
- Windsor and Maidenhead
- West Berkshire
- Hampshire (except the Isle of Wight), Portsmouth and Southampton
- South Somerset, Somerset West and Taunton, Mendip and Sedgemoor
- Bath and North East Somerset
- Wiltshire and Swindon
Tier 3: Very High alert
- Tees Valley Combined Authority:
- Redcar and Cleveland
- North East Combined Authority:
- South Tyneside
- Newcastle upon Tyne
- North Tyneside
- County Durham
- Greater Manchester
- Blackburn with Darwen
Yorkshire and The Humber
- The Humber
- West Yorkshire
- South Yorkshire
- Birmingham and Black Country
- Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent
- Warwickshire, Coventry and Solihull
- Derby and Derbyshire
- Nottingham and Nottinghamshire
- Leicester and Leicestershire
- Slough (remainder of Berkshire is tier 2: High alert)
- Kent and Medway
- South Gloucestershire
- North Somerset