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23.11.2020 / News /

The government announces the lifting of national lockdown restrictions for the 2nd December

Today the government announced national lockdown restrictions will be lifted on the 2nd of December and that England will return to a 3-tiered regional approach to managing the Covid-19 pandemic.

In general terms the lifting of these restrictions means shops, gyms and the wider leisure sector will reopen and that the rule of six will apply to outdoor gatherings. It also means collective worship, weddings and outdoor sports can resume.

However, whether this takes place in your area will depend upon the tier your local area is placed in once national restrictions are lifted.

As before, there will be 3 tiers of restrictions; Tier 1 will be the least restrictive and Tier 3 will be the most restrictive.

The government website provides greater detail regarding what restrictions will apply to each tier with regard to meeting friends and family, the opening of bars, pubs and restaurants, retail, travelling and education.

You can find a summary of those restrictions here.

If you are currently furloughed and believe the lifting of these restrictions may mean you are asked return to work, either part-time or full-time, and you want to know what your employer can and can’t ask of you, it is best you check the Know Your Rights section of our website before contacting us directly; as this contains many of the answers to the queries often made by members.

However, if you can’t find an answer to your query, you can fill in our contact form and someone will contact you as soon as possible.

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