More than 16 million people in London, parts of the south east and east of England have been placed into a new Tier 4, with extremely strict travel regulations. In addition, the Christmas easing allowing three households to mix has been reduced to a single day: 25 December.
“This is not the moment to have unnecessary travel,” says the government’s chief medical officer, Chris Whitty.
These are the key questions and answers, starting with the tier 4 rules that now apply to residents of Greater London as well as all or parts of Surrey, Kent, Essex, Bedfordshire, Hampshire, East Sussex and Buckinghamshire.
I have just been told I am in tier 4. What does that mean for travel?
Unless there is an essential reason for you to travel – for work, education, medical treatment, caring responsibilities and