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Coronavirus: What parts of Essex are in Tier 3?
14 December 2020, 17:49
Essex will be joining London and facing tougher Covid Tier 3 rules and restrictions - but what parts of the region are in lockdown? And when will Essex go into Tier 3 and how long for?
Following a sharp increase in Covid cases in these areas, along with the identification of a new coronavirus variant, the government has confirmed the areas which must face stricter rules to help prevent further spread.
However, not all of Essex has been placed under tougher restrictions - here’s the parts of Essex facing new Tier 3 rules plus when they start and end:
What parts of Essex are in Tier 3?
The parts of the South East and Essex which must follow new coronavirus tier 3 rules - including the closure of pubs, restaurants and bars - are:
- Castle Point
Essex County Council have said it understands how “disappointing” a move into Tier 3 is but encourages residents to “follow restrictions relevant to your area”.
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When will Essex go into Tier 3 and how long for?
These parts of Essex will be under new alert rules from Wednesday 16th December, 00:01am.
They will be reviewed again by the government in two weeks along with the rest of the country’s regions.