London will face Tier 2 coronavirus restrictions from Saturday, with the capital's mayor warning that the virus is "spreading rapidly in every corner of our city".
Under this "high" alert level, there is a ban on households mixing indoors, including in pubs and restaurants.
Theatres will remain open. You will be able to sit with your support bubble. "Once you’re in a support bubble, you can think of yourself as being in a single household", say the Gov.UK guidelines.
Travels to and from London will still be permitted.
If London will move to Tier 3 - no plans to do so at the moment - this means that:
- Social mixing is banned both indoors and in private gardens, while pubs and bars must close unless they can operate as a restaurant.
- Local leaders must help to determine whether other venues should be closed, such as gyms or casinos, in very high alert level areas.
- People are also advised against travel in and out of the areas.
- In areas where premises could only remain open as restaurants, officials said the expectation was that drinks could only be served with a substantial meal – a bag of crisps would not suffice.
- The proposed legislation uses the term “table meal”, saying alcohol can only be sold as part of one which “might be expected to be served as the main midday or main evening meal”.
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