The Government has announced that Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole will be moving to Tier 4 from 00:01 on Thursday 31 December.
The number of cases of COVID-19 has risen rapidly across the area in the last week, so it is vital that we all follow the new rules to help drive down infections. One in three people who have coronavirus have no symptoms and will be spreading it without realising.
The Tier 4 regulations instruct everyone to stay at home, which means residents must not leave or be outside of their homes, except where they have a specific purpose or a ‘reasonable excuse’. Exceptions include work, where people cannot work from home, education and childcare, and essential activities such as shopping for food or medicine, and for exercise.
You cannot meet other people indoors unless you live with them, or they are part of your support bubble. Outdoors, you can only meet one person from another household.
You should not travel unless necessary.