The UK Government has allocated Tier 3 Alert level to the whole of Kent and Medway, despite Ashford having only 126 cases per 100,000 population at 26 November 2020, compared with the national average of 201 cases per 100,000 1.
The following is a summary of restrictions that will apply to Kent and Medway from 2nd December:
Meeting Friends and Family
No mixing of households indoors, or most outdoor places, apart from support bubbles.
Maximum of six in some outdoor public spaces (e.g. parks, sports courts, public gardens).
Bars, pubs and restaurants
Hospitality is closed, with the exception of sales by takeaway, drive-through or delivery.
Indoor venues closed
Avoid travelling out of the area, other than where necessary such as for work, education, youth services, medical attention or because of caring
Reduce the number of journeys made where possible.
No overnight stays outside of local area, unless necessary for work, education or similar reasons.
Closed (with limited exceptions such as work purposes or where people cannot return home)
Work and business
Everyone who can work from home should do so.
Early years settings, schools, colleges & universities open.
Registered childcare, other supervised activities for children and childcare bubbles permitted.
Places of worship
Open, but cannot interact with anyone outside household or support bubble.
Weddings and funerals
15 guests for weddings, civil partnerships and wakes; 30 for funerals.
Wedding receptions not permitted.
Classes and organised adult sport can take place outdoors, but people should avoid higher-risk contact activity.
Group exercise activities and sports indoors should not take place, unless with household or bubble.
Organised activities for elite athletes, under-18s and disabled people can continue.
Indoor leisure e.g gyms and swimming
Large Events – Elite Sport, Live Performances & Business
Events should not take place; Drive-in events permitted.