Christmas COVID Update
Parish Council News
This is the latest information from South Cambridgeshire District Council.
From one minute after midnight on Wednesday 2nd December, we enter Tier 2 (High Alert). This is for areas with a higher or rapidly rising level of infection, where some additional restrictions need to be in place. The Tier 2 restrictions are as follows:
- You must not socialise with anyone you do not live with or who is not in your 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 people outside, including a garden or public space – this is the ‘rule of 6’
- Places of worship remain open but you must not socialise with people from outside of your household or support bubble while you are indoors there.
- Pubs and bars must close, unless operating as restaurants. Hospitality venues can only serve alcohol with substantial meals. They must provide table service only in venues which sell alcohol, close between 11pm and 5am and stop taking orders after 10pm.
- Visit bartonvillage.org for more information.
Making a Christmas bubble with friends and family between 23rd and 27th December
- you can form an exclusive ‘Christmas bubble’ composed of people from no more than three households
- you can only be in one Christmas bubble
- you cannot change your Christmas bubble
- you can travel between tiers and UK nations for the purposes of meeting your Christmas bubble
- you can only meet your Christmas bubble in private homes or in your garden, places of worship, or public outdoor spaces
- you can continue to meet people who are not in your Christmas bubble outside your home according to the rules in the tier where you are staying
- you cannot meet someone in a private dwelling who is not part of your household or Christmas bubble
You should travel to meet those in your Christmas bubble and return home between the 23rd and 27th December. Anyone travelling to or from Northern Ireland may travel on the 22nd and 28th December.
A fixed bubble is a sensible and proportionate way to balance the desire to spend time with others over the Christmas period, while limiting the risk of spreading infection. However, the more people you see, the more likely it is that you will catch or spread coronavirus (COVID-19). You can spread coronavirus to others even if you and the people you meet have no symptoms. You and the other people in your Christmas bubble need to consider these risks carefully before agreeing to form a bubble. Remember, hands, face, space.