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London to move into Tier 2: what it means for hospitality

Published 15 October 2020

by Harriet Prior

Yet another challenge for hospitality businesses to contend with, as today it has been announced that London will move from Covid Tier 1 to Tier 2 as of this Saturday (16 October).

The key difference for the hospitality industry is that households are barred from meeting indoors under Tier 2 restrictions, meaning that only households or support bubbles would be able to go to a restaurant or bar together.

However, businesses can continue to operate in a Covid-secure manner, whilst groups of up to six people will still be allowed to meet outside, including in hospitality settings. To find out more about what each tier means for hospitality businesses, read our article here.

Mayor of London Sadiq Khan comments “We’re at a critical moment in our fight against COVID-19 in London. Nobody wants to see more restrictions, but this is deemed to be necessary in order to protect Londoners.”

The tiers will be reviewed every 28 days and we’ll be sure to keep you up to date with any developments as they happen.

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