The whole of Kent is now under the new Tier 4 (Stay at Home) Coronavirus rules.
You must stay at home other than for specified reasons.
The restrictions apply throughout the the Christmas period.
You cannot participate in a Christmas Bubble.
|Meeting Friends and Family||Work and Business||Education|
|No household mixing, aside from support bubbles and two people meeting in public outdoor spaces||Everyone must work from home unless they are unable to do so.||Early years settings, schools, colleges and universities open during term time. Registered childcare, other supervised activities for childcare purposes, and childcare bubbles permitted|
|You can leave your home to exercise by yourself, with your household or support bubble, or with one person from another household. Outdoor sport allowed but gatherings limit applies except for youth and disabled sport.||Essential shops can open. Non-essential retail must close and can only open for click-and-collect and delivery.||Closed|
|Bars, Pubs and Restaurants||Indoor Leisure||Entertainment|
|Hospitality closed, aside from sales by takeaway, drive-through or delivery.||Closed||Indoor entertainment closed. Some outdoor attractions may remain open.|
|You must stay at home and only travel for work, education or other legally permitted reasons. if you must travel, you should stay local, and reduce the number of journeys you make. You must not leave a Tier 4 area or stay overnight away from home. Residents in Tiers 1 — 3 should not enter ‘Fer 4 areas. Do not travel abroad if you live in a Tier 4 area unless an exemption applies.||Closed (with limited exceptions)||You must not stay overnight away from home. Limited exceptions apply.|
|Places of Worship||Weddings and Funerals|
|Open for private prayer and communal worship, but cannot interact with anyone outside household or support bubble.||Funerals of up to 30 people permitted|
Wakes and other linked ceremonial events can continue in a group of up to six.
Weddings of up to six can continue in exceptional circumstances.
|Residential Care||Clinically Extremely Vulnerable|
|You can visit relatives in care homes with COVID-secure arrangements such as substantial screens, visiting pods, and window visits.||The Clinically Extremely Vuinerable are advised to stay at home as much as possible, except to go outdoors for exercise or to attend health appointments.|