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Covid19 - Oxfordshire in Tier 4 from Boxing Day 2020 - Stay at Home

on Wed, 23/12/2020 - 6:18pm

Oxfordshire will be in Tier 4 from Boxing Day 2020.

This means that:-

  • Residents should stay at home, unless they have a "reasonable excuse" such as work or education
  • You cannot meet other people indoors, unless you live with them or they are part of your support bubble
  • People should not leave tier four areas or travel abroad, except for limited reasons (including work and education)
  • All non-essential shops must close
  • Cafes, restaurants, pubs, bars and social clubs must close; with the exception of providing food and drink for takeaway (until 11pm)
  • Personal care facilities such as hair, beauty, tanning and nail salons must close
  • Indoor entertainment venues such as theatres, concert halls, cinemas, museums and galleries
  • Gyms and indoor swimming pools, indoor sports courts and dance studios must close
  • Weddings and civil partnership ceremonies are only allowed in exceptional circumstances

"Clinically extremely vulnerable" people in tier four areas are advised to stay at home "as much as possible". The government says if they can't work from home, they shouldn't go to work.

What can you do in tier four?

You must not meet socially indoors with family or friends unless they are part of your household or support bubble, but you can exercise or visit a public outdoor place.

Activities still allowed include:

  • Meeting one other person from another household in an open public space, if you are both alone
  • Shopping for essentials such as food and medicine
  • You can leave home for work, education, training, childcare and for medical appointments and emergencies
  • Communal religious worship
  • Support bubbles are still allowed and children can move between separated parents
  • Outdoor pools, playgrounds, sports courts, golf courses and horse riding centres can open