Health Secretary Matt Hancock has revealed that London will be moved to a tier two lockdown from 00.01am on Saturday.
The news comes as London’s coronavirus cases continue to skyrocket, and in some boroughs infection rates topped 100 in 100,000.
Joining London in the move to tier two are Barrow-in-Furness, Elmbridge, York, north-east Derbyshire, Erewash and Chesterfield.
Many are wondering whether they will still be able to leave London and holiday in different areas of the UK under tier two lockdown rules.
Can you travel in and out of London as it enters tier 2 lockdown?
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Yes, you can still travel in and out of London.
The Government is advising against all but essential travel for those living in tier two, however there are no specific travel restrictions set in place.
This means that those who commute into London for work from other parts of the country will be able to continue doing so.
Can people in London go on holiday in the UK?
Although, as previously stated, the Government has advised against non-essential travel, you are still allowed to go on holiday in the UK if you live in a tier two area.
There are currently no travel restriction rules in place.
People from London can holiday in anywhere in England, Scotland, and Northern Ireland – although you can only do so with members of your own household, since you are travelling from a tier two area.
Those who travel to Scotland will not be able to visit anyone’s home and will have to follow the country’s rules around social gatherings.
Also, those who travel to Northern Ireland will be subject to the country’s circuit breaker rules.
However, it is possible that Londoners will not be able to travel to Wales, as the country has announced new travel restrictions.
Under the new regulations, people living in areas with high coronavirus infection rates in England, Scotland and Northern Ireland will not be able to travel to Wales.
Although, it is not currently clear which the ban applies to, in England it is likely to apply to people living in tiers two and three.
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