AS Surrey enters strict Tier 4 restrictions from midnight on Sunday, December 20, the borough of Waverley will stay exempt.
Waverley, Surrey, will stay outdoors of Tier 4 restrictionsCredit score: Getty Photos – Getty
Why is Waverley exempt from Tier 4?
Waverley is the one borough of Surrey to be exempt from Tier 4 measures.
It’s going to stay beneath Tier 2 restrictions, often known as the Excessive Alert degree.
Information from Public Well being England reveals that Waverley has the bottom an infection price in Surrey with 143.3 instances per 100,000 within the seven days to December 12.
Staying in Tier 2 implies that Waverley residents can see household and pals they don’t stay with outside – whereas obeying the rule of six.
Residents can kind a Christmas bubble with a most of three households on December 25.
However, indoor mixing between completely different households stays banned, except it is with people which are a part of a assist bubble.
Pubs and eating places are allowed to stay open beneath Tier 2 restrictions however a “substantial meal” have to be served alongside alcoholic drinks.
Final orders have to be at 10pm earlier than closure at 11pm.
Former Well being Secretary Jeremy Hunt, who’s the MP for South West Surrey, tweeted: “Simply spoken to [health secretary] Matt Hancock who has confirmed to me that Waverley is staying in tier 2 which might be a reduction to many – however reassured him we’ll stay completely vigilant and play our half to maintain virus beneath management.
“All suggested to keep away from family mixing at Christmas except important.”
In response to the introduction of harder measures, Mr Hunt stated earlier right this moment: “Nightmarish determination.
“However in a pandemic I’d somewhat a authorities that adjustments tack shortly if that’s what it takes, so strongly assist Boris Johnson.”
Cllr John Ward advised Surrey Live: “Waverley residents have carried out very responsibly throughout this pandemic. This can be a reward for his or her good behaviour.”
Jeremy Hunt, MP for South West Surrey, stated many might be ‘relieved’ that Waverley might be staying in Tier 2Credit score: Rex Options
Full record of areas in Tier 4
HERE is the record of areas that might be beneath Tier 4 restrictions
- Surrey (excluding Waverley)
- The boroughs of Gosport, Havant, Portsmouth, Rother and Hastings
- All 32 London boroughs and town of London.
- Bedford, Central Bedfordshire, Milton Keynes, Luton, Peterborough
- Essex (excluding Colchester, Uttlesford and Tendring)
The place is Waverley?
Waverley is a district within the area of Surrey, South East England.
Cities throughout the borough embody Farnham, Tilford, Thursley, Milford, Godalming, Cranleigh and Haslemere.
It borders Guildford to the north and Horsham and Chichester to the east.
On the time of the 2011 census, the inhabitants of Waverley was 121,572 however it’s probably that this determine could have elevated.
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