The “medium” alert level – which covers most of the country – consists of the current national measures, which came into force on 25 September. This includes the Rule of Six, the closure of hospitality at 10pm and the guidance to work from home where you can effectively do so.
The “high” alert level is for areas with a higher level of infections where some additional restrictions are in place. This means – on top of restrictions in alert level medium – that you must not socialise with anybody outside of your household or support bubble in any indoor setting, whether at home or in a public place. The Rule of Six will apply in outdoor spaces, including private gardens.
The “very high” level is for areas with a very high level of infections and where tighter restrictions are in place. The restrictions placed on areas with a very high level of infections can vary, and are based on discussions between central and local government. You should therefore check the specific rules in your area.
The launch of a new Postcode Checker on gov.uk enables people to quickly find out the COVID Alert Level in the areas that they live and work, to ensure people have up to date information about the regulations in their local area.
A tweet about the alert levels can be seen here: https://twitter.com/HMGMidlands/status/1316296299281555458
When posting about alert levels please use this tracked link: http://bit.ly/PostcodeMids
The following assets can be used when posting about alert levels: https://coronavirusresources.phe.gov.uk/local-alert-levels/