Ebene News – GB – Harrogate to upgrade to level 3 after government announcement today on Covid rules

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The health secretary told the House of Commons that the tough new rules – which deal another blow to businesses as pubs, restaurants and cafes must close unless they are take out – will come into effect. force just after midnight Thursday morning when almost all parts of England will go up a lockdown level

Harrogate’s infection rate has remained well below the national average since late November, however, the district is being dealt with county-wide under the tiered system and rising levels of infection in North Yorkshire alarmed health officials

Addressing the nation, M Hancock said if people should celebrate the approval of the Oxford-AstaZeneca vaccine – of which the UK has ordered 100 million doses – the sharply increasing cases and hospitalizations “ demonstrate the need to act where the virus spreads”

Lockdown changes will mean all of Yorkshire will be subject to level 3 restrictions, with York also joining North Yorkshire to move up from level 2

Non-essential stores may open, as well as gyms, hairdressers, and other personal care businesses Places of worship may open and weddings are permitted under local restrictions

Also at level 3, hotels and other accommodation providers must close, except for specific business purposes where people cannot return home

People should not socialize indoors or in most outdoor places with people they don’t live with or who aren’t in their supportive bubble – this includes in any garden private or in most outdoor locations

In other outdoor spaces such as parks or beaches, people should not socialize in groups of more than six people

Outdoor sports including golf and tennis can continue at all levels just like amateur team sports like soccer Unlike the first two levels, spectators cannot watch sport at level 3

You can travel to your area for work, study, healthcare and medical reasons, but you should avoid traveling outside your area and reduce the number of trips you take whenever possible

People of all levels are encouraged to stay local, and if you travel your restrictions follow you For example, if you live in a level 3 area, you must continue to follow the level 3 rules even when you you are going to a level 1 or 2 zone

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Ebene News – GB – Harrogate to upgrade to level 3 after government announcement today on Covid rules

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