Starting December 26, Cornwall will be moving the local restriction to tier 2 based on the announcement of Secretary Matt Hancock. The rising of local restriction is due of the surge of Covid-19 cases in the city, leaving the Isles of Scilly to be the only part of UK that is still on tier 1 restriction.
Since the start of the Covid-19 tier restriction, Cornwall has since been on tier 1. Tier 2 is high alert that comes with stricter restrictions.
According to the Tier 2 restrictions, individuals cannot meet with friend inside their homes and a maximum of six people should be followed when meeting outside.
Pubs also remain closed but they can operate as long as they open as a restaurant. Also, alcoholic beverages should only be served when there are table meals. Operating hours of restaurants and other venues should be until 11 pm for totally close so they have to halt taking orders at 10 pm.
Retail stores and indoor leisure including gyms are still open and no additional restrictions have been made. Also, the restrictions on personal care, accommodation and entertainment are still the same with the tier 1 restriction.
According to Tier 2 restriction, it is recommendable to lower the journeys you make and stay or work from home if possible. It also suggests avoiding the public transports and taking a walk or cycle instead. In addition, residents in the areas with these restrictions are advised not to share cars with people outside their home.
Travelling to other cities with a different tier is allowed as long as it is for work, education and medical reasons. If you happen to travel at a higher tier area, you need to follow higher tier restrictions. On the other hand, you have to follow the tier 2 restrictions if it’s a lower tier.
Universities, schools and colleges remain open. Overnight stays are only permitted if with household or support bubble.
There are still more restrictions that have to follow now that the tier restriction of Cornwall is raised to level 2. You can find the whole restrictions and rules for tier 2 in gov.uk website.