With Tier 4 approaching at midnight tonight, new restrictions for Lytham St Annes locals will be put in place. Unfortunately this means that there will be no more takeaway coffee and mulled wine in the square, we MUST stay home!
Many members of the public have complained that the tiers and lockdowns, guidelines and rules are incredibly confusing.
Here’s what you can do whilst in a tier 4 area:
✅ Work and volunteering
✅ Essential activities
You can leave the house to shop for food and services from businesses that are allowed to open in tier 4 areas.
✅ Childcare and education
You can leave home for education and registered childcare, under-18 sport and physical activities. Parents can take their children to school and continue bubble arrangements for childcare.
✅ Support and childcare bubbles
If you are a single adult in a household you are still allowed to form a bubble with one other household. You may also form a childcare bubble.
You many also attend a support group of up to 15 people.
✅ Exercise and recreation
You may exercise outdoors or visit some public outdoor places such as parks and public gardens as well as outdoor sports facilities. You MUST maintain social distancing.
✅ Medical reasons, harm and compassionate visits
You can leave your home for a medical reason including a COVID-19 test medical appointments and emergencies. You may also accompany someone giving birth.
You may also leave your home to escape illness, risk or harm (such as domestic abuse), and attend veterinary services for animal welfare reasons.
✅ Communal worship and life events
You can leave home to attend or visit:
- a place of worship for communal worship
- a funeral or event related to a death
- a burial ground or a remembrance garden
- a wedding ceremony
However, weddings, funerals and religious, belief-based or commemorative events linked to someone’s death are all subject to limits on the numbers that can attend (see below).