15 October 2020

The COVID-19 alert level across the whole of London is High (Tier 2) from Saturday 17 October.

For Luton and Bedfordshire the alert level remains Medium (Tier 1)

What does this mean?

Tier 2 (High) restrictions mean:

  • 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

  • you must not socialise in a group of more than 6 outside, including in a garden or other spaces like beaches or parks (other than where specific exemptions apply in law)

  • businesses and venues can continue to operate, in a COVID-secure manner, other than those that remain closed in law

  • certain businesses are required to ensure customers only consume food and drink while seated, and must close between 10pm and 5am

  • businesses and venues selling food for consumption off the premises can continue to do so after 10pm as long as this is through delivery service, click-and-collect or drive-through

  • schools, universities and places of worship remain open

  • weddings and funerals can go ahead with restrictions on the number of attendees

  • exercise classes and organised sport can continue to take place outdoors. These will only be permitted indoors if it is possible for people to avoid mixing with people they do not live with or share a support bubble with, or for youth or disability sport

  • you can continue to travel to venues or amenities that are open, for work or to access education, but should look to reduce the number of journeys you make where possible

You must:

You should continue to:

  • follow social distancing rules

  • work from home where you can effectively do so

  • walk or cycle where possible, or plan ahead and avoid busy times and routes on public transport

Find out more about the measures that apply in high alert level areas to help reduce the spread of COVID-19.

For Luton & Bedfordshire, at this time the alert level is Medium. Restrictions  are as follows: 

  • you must not socialise in groups larger than 6, indoors or outdoors (other than where a legal exemption applies)
  • businesses and venues can continue to operate, in a COVID-secure manner, other than those that remain closed in law
  • certain businesses are required to ensure customers only consume food and drink while seated, and must close between 10pm and 5am
  • businesses and venues selling food for consumption off the premises can continue to do so after 10pm as long as this is through delivery service, click-and-collect or drive-through
  • schools and universities remain open
  • places of worship remain open, subject to the rule of 6
  • weddings and funerals can go ahead with restrictions on numbers of attendees
  • exercise classes and organised sport can continue to take place outdoors, or indoors if the rule of 6 is followed

You must:

You should continue to:

  • follow social distancing rules
  • work from home where you can effectively do so
  • when travelling, plan ahead or avoid busy times and routes; walk or cycle if you can

Find out more about the measures that apply in medium alert level areas to help reduce the spread of COVID-19.