Prime Minister Boris Johnson has said nowhere will be closed indefinitely when he spoke to the public at the recent coronavirus press conference.
He also said the new Covid alert levels were in place to “quell this virus wherever it appears”.
“We are simplifying, standardizing and tightening local regulations in England today by introducing three levels of Covid warning,” he told the Downing Street briefing.
He assured: “Nowhere will be closed indefinitely.”
He added that “no one affected will have to fend for themselves,” as the government had previously announced new financial assistance.
“None of me want to impose these kinds of restrictions, erosions of our personal freedom, but I believe, as always, that the people of Britain are determined to fight this virus and that we shall do just that together,” said Mr Johnson.
His reassurance comes from the fact that some areas of the country are facing the closure of their pubs and bars under the new three-tier lockdown system.
Details of the restrictions on these bars and restaurants are given below:
The “rule of six,” which prevents most indoor or outdoor gatherings of more than six people, the 10pm curfew in pubs and restaurants, and other existing national measures continue to apply.
The Prime Minister said this would cover most of the nation for now.
Any mixing between households and support bladders is prohibited indoors.
However, meetings of up to six people are permitted outdoors in public spaces and private gardens.
The Prime Minister said “most of the areas” already subject to local restrictions will be at this level, but so will Nottinghamshire, east and west Cheshire and a “small area” of High Peak due to rising infection rates.
Pubs and bars must close unless they can function as restaurants serving “large” meals. Alcohol could be served as part of these meals.
People are advised not to travel in and out of the areas and social mixing indoors and in private gardens is at least prohibited.
Groups of up to six people can still meet outside in public spaces.
However, based on discussions with local executives, additional restrictions are imposed, including those that could cover the hospitality, leisure, entertainment and personal care sectors.