How long will London be in Tier 2 – when is it being reviewed?

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Around nine million Londoners have been under tier two restrictions since Friday, October 16.

The capital was placed on ‘high’ alert under the new three-tier system, which includes tougher restrictions including being banned from mixing with other households indoors – though they can still meet outdoors as long as the ‘rule of six’ is followed.

But how long will London stay in Tier 2?

When will Tier 2 lockdown end for London?

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There are no certain time frames for tier one or tier two restrictions.

It is understood that places in either of the first two tiers – indicating either medium or high risk – will be reviewed every fortnight.

Health Secretary Matt Hancock confirmed this in the Commons.

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Cases will have to significantly drop to justify lowering the tier – and cases for the last seven days for London remain at 135.1 per 100,000 population.

Places under a tier three lockdown – indicating a ‘very high’ risk – have a clearer set of guidance as to timeframes.

These places – which currently include South Yorkshire, Greater Manchester and Liverpool – will have measures reviewed after four weeks and extended if needed.

Our city is now under High Alert Level restrictions. That means you must not:

🚫 Socialise indoors with anyone outside your household or support bubble

🚫 Meet in groups larger than six outside

Share this information so Londoners know the rules. It could save lives.

— Mayor of London ( (@MayorofLondon) October 26, 2020

What does tier two lockdown mean?

For Londoners in tier two lockdown, the rules include:

  • Separate households are prohibited from socialising indoors, unless they’re part of your support bubble.
  • Tradesmen can continue to go into a household for work.
  • The rule of six applies for socialising outdoors.
  • Businesses and venues can continue to operate, but pubs and restaurants must ensure that customers consume food and drink only while seated, and close between 10pm and 5am.
  • Schools, universities and places of worship will stay open.
  • Weddings and funerals can go ahead with restrictions on the numbers attending – 15 for weddings, 30 for funerals.
  • Gyms and other indoors sports can stay open provided social distancing is possible.

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