Tiers one, two and three will swing back into action next Wednesday, as the Government seeks to reduce case rates with targeted restrictions in England. Brits have spent the best part of a month under the latest measures, which have once again closed down retail, pubs and restaurants and put curbs on movement. They will get some light relief next week, but the Government still has advisories in place when it comes to local travel.
What are the travel rules for tier 3?
Tier 3 comes into effect from December 2 and will see shops, restaurants and pubs reopen in some areas.
But people will have to follow specific rules guiding where they go depending on their region.
Lower and higher tiers have different implications for travel.
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Those in tiers one and two must abide by area-specific guidance while staying in an area under a higher tier than them.
Advice posted to Gov.uk states people should avoid staying in areas with more restrictions, but can if necessary.
Travel through these areas can also continue, as many people may have responsibilities in a further away region neighbouring another with a higher caseload.
Those living in the highest tier bring their restrictions with them when they travel.
Transport Minister Grant Shapps said the Government would advise against travel outside tiers but would permit travel abroad.
He said: “We are dissuading people travelling around generally from the very high tier areas. You can go abroad.
“But, of course there is a penalty to pay for that in terms of having a potential quarantine period when you come back or indeed a test.”
He added: “We do think that it’s important as a global country, an island, that people are able to sometimes join up with family abroad, or indeed do business abroad, so we’re not as a government in the business of telling people they can’t travel.”