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London will go to Tier 3 just after Midnight on Wed: Sadiq Khan pushes for gov action to save Hospitality sector: what does tier 3 mean

The Mayor urged government to take action after Health chiefs warn rising levels of Covid-19 in London can cause NHS to be overwhelmed by Christmas. London was is ‘teetering’ on the edge of Tier Three, and a decision has now been made on Wednesday to push London into the tightest measures.. The mayor wants the government to support the hospitality industry as many businesses will not re-open. This will take effect on midnight on Wednesday. The mayor of London says data shows infections among teenagers in London are cause for concern.

Tier 3 Rules.

No mixing of households indoors, or most outdoor places, apart from support bubbles. Maximum of six in some outdoor public spaces (e.g. parks, public gardens).

BARS, PUBS AND RESTAURANTS Hospitality is closed, with the exception of sales by takeaway, drive-through or delivery.

RETAIL Open.

WORK AND BUSINESS Everyone who can work from home should do so.

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

INDOOR LEISURE Open. Group activities and classes should not take place.

ACCOMMODATION Closed (with limited exceptions)

PERSONAL CARE Open.

OVERNIGHT STAYS We advise against overnight stays other than with household or support bubble.

WEDDINGS AND FUNERALS 15 guests for weddings, civil partnerships and wakes; 30 for funerals. Wedding receptions not permitted.

ENTERTAINMENT Indoor venues closed.

PLACES OF WORSHIP Open, but cannot interact with anyone outside household or support bubble.

TRAVELLING Avoid travelling outside your area, other than where necessary such as for work or education. Further exemptions apply. Reduce the number of journeys where possible. Plan ahead and avoid busy times and routes on public transport. Avoid car sharing with those outside of your household or support bubble.

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 your household or bubble. Organised activities for elite athletes, under-18s and disabled people can continue.

RESIDENTIAL CARE COVID-secure arrangements such as substantial screens, visiting pods, and window visits. Outdoor/airtight visits only (rollout of rapid testing will enable indoor visits including contact).

LARGE EVENTS Events should not take place. Drive-in events permitted.

Find out what support you can get For example, if you’re out of work, need to get food, or want to take care of your mental health. gov.uk/coronavirus

If you have any coronavirus symptoms: A high temperature • A new, continuous cough A loss of, or change to, your sense of smell or taste Get a test and stay at home

The Covid “O” (operations) committee, chaired by Boris Johnson today to capital’s escalating epidemic crisis was discussed.

The new tiering allocations for the country were due to be announced on Wednesday.

Figures showed that nearly 24,000 confirmed cases in London in a week, with cases rising in every borough, and a new second wave peak in infections.

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