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Getting a COVID – 19 Test
Residents of the East Riding are being urged to follow new COVID-19 safety guidance from Wednesday (2, December) with the news that the area will move into Tier 3 (Very High) when the national lockdown restrictions end.
The Government has today announced that the East Riding, along with the Humber area, will all be in the highest of the three-level restrictions system, Tier 3.
Ministers have made decisions on which areas are in which tiers based on factors such as how quickly infection rates are rising or falling, the ratio of positive tests and the current and projected pressure on the NHS.
Some of the key aspects of Tier 3 restrictions are:
- No mixing of different households indoors or outdoors, including hospitality venues and private gardens
- The rule of six applies in outdoor public spaces such as parks
- Pubs and restaurants closed, except for take-away and delivery services
- Indoor entertainment venues closed
- Accommodation such as hotels, B&Bs, campsites, and guest houses must close. There are several exemptions, such as for those who use these venues as their main residence, and those requiring the venues where it is reasonably necessary for work or education and training
- Guidance against travelling in and out of Tier 3 areas
- Personal care, such as hairdressing, is allowed
The Tier restrictions will come into effect from the beginning of Wednesday, 2 December (00.01). Until then, the national lockdown restrictions will remain in place. The Government has said it will review tier allocations by 16 December.
TO BOOK A TEST:
If you have any symptoms of COVID-19 – either a high temperature; a new, continuous cough; or a loss or change to your sense of smell or taste – you should self-isolate immediately and then request a test as soon as possible at www.nhs.uk/ask-for-a-coronavirus-test or by calling 119.