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New Tier 3 rules in Cheshire West and Chester as of Boxing Day

24 December 2020

The Government is constantly reviewing the Tier levels across England therefore for the latest information please visit the Cheshire West and Chester Council website, which is being updated over the Christmas period.

New Tier 3 rules for Cheshire West and Chester will mean significant changes for residents and businesses.

One of the most significant changes is that all pubs and hospitality venues will have to close to sitting customers. Until now, they were allowed to remain open as long as they were serving substantial meals.

But the Tier 3 'Very High Alert' level means several other restrictions will be tightened. The most notable changes will be those around meeting people outdoors, large events and entertainment venues.

All hospitality businesses are to close, with the exception of sales by takeaway, drive-through or delivery.

Retail outlets are allowed to remain open.

Early years settings, schools, colleges and universities can remain open. Childcare, other supervised activities for children, and childcare bubbles, are permitted.

Indoor Leisure Group activities and classes should not take place, but other leisure facilities can open.

Accommodation Closed (with limited exceptions).

Personal Care Open as before.

Weddings and Funerals 15 guests for weddings, civil partnerships and wakes. Up to 30 for funerals. Wedding receptions are not permitted.

Entertainment Indoor venues closed.

Exercise Classes and organised adult sport can take place outdoors, but people should avoid higher-risk contact activity. Group exercise activities and sports indoors should not take place, unless with household or bubble members. Organised activities for elite athletes, under-18s and disabled people can continue.

Large Events should not take place. Drive-in events are permitted.