Telford & Wrekin and Shropshire have been placed in Tier 1, the lowest band of the new 3 tier system for Covid-19 restrictions, meaning that the restrictions that are currently in place will remain the same. Different parts of England have been split up into ‘medium’, ‘high’ or ‘very high’ under the new system.
The current rules that still apply locally include:
Wearing face coverings – unless you are exempt from the existing face covering obligations, such as because of an underlying health condition.
See instructions for making your own face covering
Print your own exemption card
Wearing your face covering correctly
Businesses selling food or drink closing between 10pm and 5am.
The rule of 6 – when meeting friends and family you do not live with (or have formed a support bubble with) you must not meet in a group of more than 6, indoors or outdoors.
Support groups must be limited to a maximum of 15 people.
Activity sessions in community venues can still go ahead with more than 6, provided that safety measures are in place.
Weddings and civil partnership ceremonies and receptions will be restricted to a maximum of 15 people (down from 30). Other significant standalone life events will be subject to the ‘rule of six’ limits, except funerals.
See the Government Covid-19 Guidance for more details.