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 Sat 28 Nov 2020

Zillah Bell Gallery, 15 Kirkgate, Thirsk, YO7 1PQ. The Gallery will remain closed to visitors until restrictions are lifted. In the meantime, all works – including our current ‘21st Century British Landscape’ exhibition – can be seen and purchased though our website. 10-1 & 2-5pm. tel: 01845 522479 email: info@zillahbellgallery.co.uk web: http://zillahbellgallery.co.uk

Sat 28 Nov 2020

On-line from Holy Rood House,. Advent retreat - Travels with Mary, Nurturing new life in darkness. Through poetry, prayer, art & reflection we will explore the connections to new life that can emerge in darkness & the hope & light this can bring through Advent. 10am - 12.30pm. tel: 01845 526536 email: enquiries@holyroodhouse.org.uk

Fri 27 Nov 2020 to
 Sun 29 Nov 2020

Thirsk Town Hall, Westgate YO7 1QR. There is no Market Place Switch On event this year to avoid crowds. The Thirsk Christmas Fayre in the Town Hall has also had to be cancelled. Despite these setbacks, the Thirsk Ladies Group who raise funds for Thirsk Christmas Lights say that the lights will be illuminating the Market Place by Fri 27 Nov. tel: 07921 676640

Tue 1 Dec 2020

Holy Rood House, Centre for Health & Pastoral Care, ZOOM on-line. Finding the Way with Wisdom. On-line event led by Helen Warwick. 'Wisdom of the Community'. 10am-11.30am repeated at 6pm-7.30pm. tel: 01845 522580 email: info@holyroodhouse.org.uk

Tue 1 Dec 2020

Outside Thirsk Leisure Centre. Thirsk (Outdoor) Ladies Group are cycling each week but keep the first Tuesday of the month for newcomers. Anyone wishing to come along please first telephone. 10am. tel: 07531 093357

Thu 3 Dec 2020

Rural Arts, The Courthouse, Westgate, Thirsk YO7 1QS. Edwina Hayes (online gig): Rural Arts are thrilled to host Edwina's performance through Facebook Live as a 'Pay As You Feel' event. 7.30pm. Pay As You Feel. tel: 01845526536 tickets: Tune into our Facebook Page email: marketing@ruralarts.org web: http://www.ruralarts.org/edwina-hayes-live-online

Fri 4 Dec 2020

Rural Arts, The Courthouse, Westgate, Thirsk, YO7 1QS. Edwina Hayes Live: Edwina is an English singer-songwriter whose beautifully written songs, charming stage presence and voice of an angel have won her a reputation as the true talent of gentle folk-Americana. 7.30pm. £12, £15. tel: 01845526536 tickets: online, in house, phone email: marketing@ruralarts.org web: http://ruralarts.org/edwina-hayes-show

Sat 5 Dec 2020

Harrogate Convention Centre, Harrogate. HG1 5LA. CANCELLED: Harrogate Christmas Concert. web: http://www.harrogatechoral.org.uk

Sat 5 Dec 2020 to
 Sun 6 Dec 2020

The Forum, Bullamoor Road, Northallerton, DL6 1LP. CANCELLED Christmas with Andre Rieu 2020. All ticket holders will be informed and on our return we will contact you to arrange either a credit note for a future event or a refund. . tel: 01609 776230 web: http://www.forumnorthallerton.org.uk

Sun 6 Dec 2020

Thirsk Market Place YO7 1EY. Northern Dales Farmers' Market. All produce is local and either made or grown by the seller. 9am-2pm.

Sun 6 Dec 2020

Thornton-le-Street, Thirsk YO7 4DS. Join us for a ramble around the medieval remains of the village with Dr Al Oswald, University of York. tickets: Advance booking essential, use the website 'Contact us' to email your interest email: enquiries@thorntonlestreetbigdig.com web: http://thorntonlestreetbigdig.com

Sun 6 Dec 2020 to
 Mon 7 Dec 2020

Market Place, Thirsk. Eco-Crafts Pop-up Shop, selling items containing off-cuts or upcycled materials.

Up to
 Fri 18 Dec 2020

Thirsk Town Hall. Yoga with Alex. Yoga classes suitable for beginners and those with some experience. Mondays 5.45pm, Tuesday 6.30 pm, Thursday 10am & 7pm, Friday 9.30am. Monday 5.45pm, Tuesday 6.30pm,Thursday 10am & 7pm, Friday 9.30am. £6 per session (Block of 5 for £30). tel: 07927 141616 tickets: yogawithalex2020@gmail.com email: yogawithalex2020@gmail.com

Fri 4 Dec 2020 to
 Wed 23 Dec 2020

Lightwater Valley, North Stainley, Ripon, North Yorkshire HG4 3HT. Families can discover a whole host of festive fun as Christmas comes to Lightwater Valley on selected dates from Sat 21 Nov - Wed 23 Dec. Be enchanted by the fantastical family-friendly Alice in Winterland giant lanterns display as the sun sets over the park. 1pm – 7pm. £12.50. tel: 01765 635321 tickets: online web: https://lightwatervalley.co.uk/events

Up to
 Tue 2 Feb 2021

Only Tue. Online meeting (Zoom). Ask the big life questions! This year has pulled the rug under many of our expectations, and it might have left you spiritually searching? Alpha is a great place to ask some if the big questions if life in a friendly and supportive group. Come and join!. 7:30pm. Free. tickets: Event details on our Facebook event page email: revmaryrolls@gmail.com web: http://Thirskparishes.org

December

Thu 10 Dec 2020

Rural Arts, The Courthouse, Westgate, Thirsk, YO7 1QS. NT Live: 'War Horse' - This much-loved, iconic play is back! Based on the novel by Michael Morpurgo, it's a powerfully moving and phenomenally inventive drama. 7pm. £8, £10. tel: 01845526536 tickets: online, in house, phone email: marketing@ruralarts.org web: http://www.ruralarts.org

Sat 12 Dec 2020

Holy Rood House, Centre for Health & Pastoral Care, 10 Sowerby Rd. Thirsk. YO7 1HX. Winter Quiet Garden Day. "Be quiet where you sit in the dark, the dawn is coming." Rumi. Please bring a packed lunch. Social distancing rules will be observed. From 9.45 for 10am-3.30pm. tel: 01845 522580 email: enquiries@holyroodhouse.org.uk

Sat 12 Dec 2020

RHS Harlow Carr Gardens, Harrogate. HG3 1QB. CANCELLED Harrogate Theatre Choir at RHS Harlow Carr Gardens. web: http://www.harrogatetheatrechoir.co.uk

Sun 13 Dec 2020

Thirsk Birds of Prey Centre, Sion Hill Hall, Kirkby Wiske, Thirsk, YO7 4EU. Christmas Cracker. See the birds of prey. Local Christmas Stalls. Christmas Trail. Hot Chocolate Bar. Santa (social distancing) with a present for children. Staggered time slots . Sponsored by Tesco, Thirsk. In the event of cancellation because of Covid19 regulations ticket money will be refunded. Between 10.30 & 2.30. All tickets £5. under 2 free. Book early as space will be limited. tickets: Thirsk Birds of Prey Centre or Tesco Thirsk.

Tue 15 Dec 2020

On-line from Holy Rood House,. Quiet Garden Day with Helen Warwick. "Be patient where you sit in the dark, the dawn is coming." Rumi.

Wed 16 Dec 2020

Rural Arts, The Courthouse, Westgate, Thirsk, YO7 1QS. Wreathmaking workshop: Weave your own beautiful foliage wreath this winter, perfect for a table piece or to hang on your front door. 2-4pm. £25. tel: 01845526536 tickets: online, in house, phone email: marketing@ruralarts.org web: http://www.ruralarts.org/workshops

Wed 16 Dec 2020

The Forum, Bullamoor Road, Northallerton, DL6 1LP. 'War Horse' - National Theatre Live. This powerfully moving & imaginative drama is a show of phenomenal inventiveness. Please note: This is not a live broadcast. It was filmed in front of a live audience. 19.00. tel: 01609 776230 tickets: Box Office Monday & Friday 9.30 - 12.30 or 1hr before each scheduled performance web: http://www.forumnorthallerton.org.uk

January

Sat 9 Jan 2021

The Forum, Bullamoor Road, Northallerton, DL6 1LP. Rescheduling of event: 'Jason Manford, Like Me. Anyone rescheduled to these dates will be transferred to June 16th 2021 at the time at which they were due to come in January - either 18.00hrs or 21.00hrs. Jason apologises for any inconvenience caused but safety has to come first. tel: 01609 776230 web: http://www.forumnorthallerton.org.uk

Thirsk Carnival 100th anniversary

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Next year will be 100 years since the Thirsk Carnival shown in this Pathé News silent film.

See the precursor of today's Thirsk Band and the floats drawn by vehicles and horses, including one of Britannia. If you have Thirsk origins, among the crowd walking along with the procession you might see people you knew.

The film is on the History page of Thirsk's website. We have updated the timeline of the town too, now covering almost the past 1,500 years (corrections and additions would be appreciated). See the film and history at
www.VisitThirsk.uk/history

Thirsk's information centre has Charity Christmas Cards

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From Wed 2 Dec Thirsk's information centre will be open again every day except Sundays from 10am to noon and 12.30 to 2.30pm. We will also open on Sun 6 Dec during the Farmers' Market. We will close for Christmas in the afternoon of Thu 24 Dec

You can select Christmas cards from 29 charities, all in one place. Popular ones like RNLI go quickly so for the best choice please come early.

As you can see we have changed the layout this year to make it easier to choose cards without unnecessary handling. The cards are facing towards you for easy selection. Our volunteers will be pleased to fetch you additional packs of a design if needed. You can pay by cash or card.

 

This year the cards are:

1959 Group, Advent, Alzheimer's Society, Barnado's, British Heart Foundation, British Red Cross, Cancer Research UK, Cystic Fibrosis Trust, Diabetes UK, Epilepsy Action, Macmillan, Marie Curie, Mind, Motor Neurone Disease Association, MS Society, Multiple Sclerosis Trust, National Autistic Society, National Deaf Children's Society, Parkinson's, Perennial, QEF, RNLI, Save the Children, Shelter, SSAFA, Stroke Association, TCHS, Versus Arthritis, WWF.

 

We also have Christmas stamps and postable presents including the Thirsk Puzzle Book, other local books, 2021 Yorkshire calendars, tea-towels, walking leaflets and maps.

Christmas posting dates

Royal Mail give these as the last posting dates for Christmas

 

Monday 30 November
Airmail to Operational HM Forces

Friday 4 December
Australia, New Zealand

Monday 7 December
Airmail to Static HM Forces

Wednesday 9 December
Africa, Asia, Caribbean, Central and South America, Far and Middle East

Thursday 10 December
Canada, Cyprus, Malta

Friday 11 December
Greece, Eastern Europe (except Czech Republic, Poland and Slovakia) and Turkey

Saturday 12 December
Czech Republic, Finland, Italy, Poland, Sweden, USA

Wednesday 16 December
Austria, Denmark, Germany, Iceland, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Slovakia, Spain, Switzerland

Friday 18 December
2nd Class and 2nd Class Signed For, also Belgium, France, Ireland, Luxembourg

Monday 21 December
1st Class and 1st Class Signed For and Royal Mail Tracked 48*

Tuesday 22 December
Royal Mail Tracked 24*

Wednesday 23 December
Special Delivery Guaranteed

*Royal Mail Tracked 24 and Royal Mail Tracked 48 services are not available to purchase at Post Office® branches

Thirsk Homeless Organisation

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From Rachel Duffield and Beth Evans

We are a non profit organisation depending solely on the generosity of those in Thirsk and surrounding areas. We use donated money to buy sleeping bags and essentials to make up care packages to give to those sleeping rough and in hostels.

It started two years ago and has kept growing. Outreach evenings have allowed us to spend one-on-one time with those sleeping on the streets of Leeds, York and Middlesbrough getting to know individual stories and finding out what they need. Giving a portion of our time can be just as important as providing the essentials we all can take for granted. 

Covid has impacted those sleeping on the streets as there are limited street kitchens and people no longer carry cash to help them. There are also limited services – like ourselves where we can’t make the impact we once did.

Those sleeping on the streets rely on the generosity of people but places not open in cities have had a huge impact. However, with the help of local people we can still help the best we can.

 

We are running a shoe box appeal
Last year schools, nurseries and so many families got involved and we received hundreds of shoeboxes, so making a difference to hundreds of people on Christmas Day. We would love to be able to make the same impact again this year. You have no idea how the smallest item that we take for granted can change a homeless persons day.

First - find a shoebox (or a box around that size) and wrap both parts in wrapping paper. Then fill your shoebox with a selection of items of your choice – hygiene items, a gift, food and so on.

We will be running two drop off days for the donated shoeboxes – the 17th and 18th December – and then the following week we will be handing them out.

Here is a list of items to put in your box but please feel free to add your own ideas.

Face masks, Mince pies, Chocolate coins, Orange/fruit, Terrys chocolate orange, Christmas cake, Tube of sweets, Little Christmas card, Gift of choice, Pack of cards, Mini games, Hot water bottle, Travel mug, Travel Foil blankets, Travel poncho, Torch, Hot drink sachet, Can/bottle of pop/juice/water, Warm socks, Gloves, Hand warmers, Hats, Crackers , Deodorant (roll on), Toothbrush, Puzzle books, Books, Wipes, Toothpaste, Shower gel, Shampoo and conditioner, Body/face/hand lotion, Lipbalm, Flannels, Gregg vouchers, Brush, Bobbles.

Please could you label them either male or female. Would be so lovely if we could all get involved and make their Christmas a little brighter. Together we can make a difference.

Once completed you need to know where to take your shoebox. Follow the link below to the Facebook page of Thirsk Homeless Organisation and send us a message. We need to arrange times with individual people to keep it staggered and will reply with a place in Thirsk, date and time for your drop-off. Click the 'Send message' button at
tinyurl.com/thirskho

An update from the Doctors

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From Thirsk Doctors Surgery

Please join us in welcoming our new GP’s Dr Nick Rummens and Dr Becky Curtis.

They join us following the retirement of Dr Anna Mannion and between them bring a wealth of knowledge, skills and enthusiasm.

Thank you for your continued support. As the pandemic evolves and the need for GP care continues to grow, we feel it necessary to make a further change to the appointment system. We continue to experience increased demand at the start of the week. We frequently have up to 140 calls per day requesting GP care. This in addition to the planned face to face contacts and telephone follow up appointments.

We are hopeful that we will be playing an active part in vaccination over the winter but this will place a significant strain on our provision of routine care. The need for social distancing, PPE and staggered appointment times is ever more essential.

Please take the following into consideration.

 

1) When you phone the surgery you will be asked if your problem is urgent, requiring on the day response. or if it can wait. We will be releasing non urgent GP telephone appointments up to five days in advance.

2) If your problem is non-urgent you will be placed on a GP or Nurse Practitioner's list and given a time window to expect a call back e.g. 8.30-12.30pm. Please be aware that sometimes it may be a member of the admin team contacting you e.g. booking you direct for a face to face appointment.

3) We will continue to accept electronic 'e-consults' via the practice website.

4) Please do remember that your local pharmacist is a good first port of call for advice. Our reception team can also help direct you to appointments with a physiotherapist, pharmacist and social prescriber.

Free online family carolling

You and your family have the opportunity to sing with other families across the county to create a Christmas Carol performance for the people of North Yorkshire.

Sign up to join other families across North Yorkshire in a weekly carol singing session. Martyn Cresswell, your choir leader will encourage all you sofa singers to sing up and smile, share your enthusiasm with other families taking part and finally come together in your homes to perform a carol across the County. We guarantee it will boost your Christmas spirit and keep you singing throughout the festive season.

You will need access to a tablet, laptop and internet connection to take part in online carol practise. The device you use will need a recording feature for when we collect participants input to put together for the final carol performance.

Join this free North Yorkshire Coounty Council initiative at
tinyurl.com/NYcarolling

Thornton-le-Street Big Dig

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Thornton-le-Street is about three miles north of Thirsk on the A168. The whole village is within the site of the old medieval village and is on a Roman road. It is designated as an Ancient Monument.

A new book 'Roads to the Past' has been published by the village History Group. They launched a Heritage Lottery funded archaeology and history project with an Open Day in the village hall in February 2017. Over the last two years, this project has provided a great opportunity to gain training and practical experience in archaeological fieldwork and historical research.

The book, subtitled 'Thornton-le-Street - The History and Archaeology in its Landscape' (40 pages) is available for £6.50, postage included) by cheque payable to Thornton-le-Street History Group.

Send it to WJ Stockdale, The Pines, Thornton-le-Street, Thirsk YO7 4DS.

More details of the villagers' Big Dig, with a short videos, are online at
thorntonlestreetbigdig.com

Credit card scam

North Yorkshire Police are receiving a large number of reports allegedly from a Fraud Investigation officer (giving number 'EC744' usually) claiming credit cards have been used fraudulently in Birmingham.

They request card owners to withdraw funds and place them in a 'safe' account to prevent further theft. They are particularly targeting older, single people.

Please alert older and vulnerable family and friends to hang up on these calls and report by dialling 101.

Yorkshire and Thirsk presents

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The lockdown has closed Thirsk's information office. We are working from home and and can help you, please call 01845 522755.

You can still get Yorkshire face masks and Thirsk tea-towels for yourself or to post to friends & relatives. They make great Christmas presents.

 

The Yorkshire face mask offers the perfect fit over the nose and mouth.

 – 100% cotton, 3-ply.

 – washable to 60 degrees and can be reused.

 – Rubber inserted in binding and sides to give stretch and recovery to improve fit.

 – Breathable: Penetration and permeability tested at an accredited independent lab (filtration is greater than 70% ).

 

The Thirsk cotton tea towel, made in England, has a bright white finish and full-colour print with a narrow white border. It is hemmed on all four sides. The size is 48 x 76cm approx.

 

You can order online and pay by card or PayPal. We will send your order by first class post (UK) or airmail (elsewhere) within one working day.

Order at
www.visitthirsk.uk/shop

Inspiration for lockdown

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 – Baking secrets with Bettys

 – Puzzles and play with the Yorkshire Dales National Park

 – Drawing York Minster Glass

 – Explore Yorkshire with virtual tours

 – Lights, Camera, Yorkshire, see where all those Yorkshire based drama and films were shot

 – Online 'This is Y' magazines

See all of the above, and more ideas to keep you busy at Welcome to Yorkshire's website
www.yorkshire.com/inspiration

Relax online

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Nicole at Pamper Lounge says …

Put on your pyjamas, find a cozy blanket and a pillow or two, and take a moment to relax with this yummy experience! Join Aidan for a guided meditation to melt away your daily stresses! Take some time just for you, from the cozy, comfort of your very own home. Don't worry you can turn your camera on or off, whichever you feel most comfortable with!

We look forward to you joining us… We promise an evening of relaxation and calm every Monday evening at 8pm!

£7.50 per session or book a course of 4 consecutive sessions for only £25.

Once you have booked, in your confirmation email you’ll receive a link and the password to the live-stream via Zoom.
www.thepamperlounge.co.uk/events-1

Covid-19 research on children

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The Covid Symptom Study has an app used by over four million people to log their health symptoms, hopefully daily. It was input to this app which helped first identify the loss of taste and small as one of the possible Covid-19 symptoms.

In Hambleton there are currently 2041 active contributors and the research study estimates that there are 450 active Covid-19 cases in the district.

Now Professor Tim Spector of Kings College London is asking schools to contribute to the UK's largest citizen science project to help understand Covid in children.

This is how it works:

1. Parents are prompted to take 1 min a day to report any symptoms and Covid tests on behalf of their children via our app.

2. All symptom and test reports for children are collected anonymously and aggregated by their school and bubble.

3. Schools receive daily insights on a variety of key Covid metrics for each bubble - some of these insights are also shared with parents

Over 1,100 schools have already joined and there is no charge. Learn more and ask school leaders or headteachers to apply at
tinyurl.com/schoolscovidstudy

Business lockdown grant

Qualifying businesses closed in England due to the current national restrictions are eligible for a grant. You can apply now to Hambleton District Council (or most others).

Grants are available to businesses that

 – are based in Hambleton District

 – are rated and assessed for business rates (you will need your business rates account reference to apply)

 – were operating prior to the restrictions being imposed

 – have been ordered to stop operating by the Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (England) Regulations 2020 or are operating in a substantively reduced way due to restrictions (such as restaurants or pubs running take-away services or shops running click & collect)

This grant cannot be awarded where:

 – The business is not rated for Non-Domestic Rates (business rates)

 – The business has not been ordered to stop operations

 – The business was not operating prior to restrictions being imposed

Apply to Hambleton DC at
tinyurl.com/hambletongrant

Last green bin collection

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Hambleton residents are being reminded that there is only one more garden waste collection left this year - for those who have subscribed to the service.

Depending when your collection week falls the last collections take place either week commencing 23 or 30 November. Garden waste will be suspended during the winter months and the regular service will resume mid-February.

There will be a green bin collection in January to accommodate Christmas trees for subscribing residents only. Trees must be chopped up and placed inside the green bin, trees left at the side of bins or protruding from bins will not be collected. This collection will take place either week commencing 11 or 18 January depending on your collection week – normal garden waste is accepted during this collection.

Non subscribing residents can take trees to the Household Waste Recycling Centres at Sandholme Lane, Sowerby; Yafforth Road, Northallerton; Leeming Bar Industrial Estate; Stokesley Industrial Estate and Tholthorpe. The sites are open from 8.30am until 4pm but closed on 25, 26 Dec, 1 Jan and every Wednesday.

Local cases

These are the COVID-19 positive cases from the latest four weeks for which near-complete information is available. The final number is the number of cases for the week up to Thu 19 Nov.

 

- Thirsk North 28, 40, 32, 27

- Thirsk South-Sowerby-Coxwold 16, 16, 14, 15

- Leeming-Pickhill-Thornton 7, 16, 10, 8

- Helmsley-Ampleforth 5, 12, ??, <3

- Dishthorpe-Baldersby 6, 15, 10, 15

- Northallerton 25, 31, 14, 8

- Northallerton Sth-Leeming Bar 19, 18, 14, 8

- Brompton-Appleton-Thimbleby 14, 14, 11, 6

- Bedale-Snape 24, 22, 3, 7

- Boroughbridge 13, 11, 35, 16

- Linton-Tollerton-Raskelf 4, 14, 11, 4

- Easingwold-Stillington 11, 44, 30, 15

New rules from Wed 2 Dec

There are changes from how tiers were previously defined.

See the full guidance and exemptions from gathering limits at
tinyurl.com/dec2tiers

 

Tier 1: Medium alert

 - People must not socialise in groups larger than 6 people, indoors or outdoors, other than where a legal exemption applies.

 - Businesses and venues can remain open, in a COVID-secure manner, other than those which remain closed by law, such as nightclubs.

 - Hospitality businesses selling food or drink for consumption on their premises are required to: 1. Provide table service only, for premises that serve alcohol. 2. Close between 11pm and 5am (hospitality venues in airports, ports, on transport services and in motorway service areas are exempt) 3. Stop taking orders after 10pm.

 - Hospitality businesses and venues selling food and drink for consumption off the premises can continue to do so after 10pm as long as this is through delivery service, click-and-collect or drive-through.

 - Early closure (11pm) applies to casinos, cinemas, theatres, concert halls, museums, bowling alleys, amusement arcades, funfairs, theme parks, adventure parks and activities and bingo halls. Cinemas, theatres and concert halls can stay open beyond 11pm in order to conclude performances that start before 10pm.

 - Public attendance at outdoor and indoor events (performances and shows) is permitted, limited to whichever is lower: 50% capacity, or either 4,000 people outdoors or 1,000 people indoors.

 - Public attendance at spectator sport and business events can resume inside and outside, subject to social contact rules and limited to whichever is lower: 50% capacity, or either 4,000 people outdoors or 1,000 people indoors.

 - Places of worship remain open, but you must not attend or socialise in groups of more than 6 people while there, unless a legal exemption applies

 - Weddings and funerals can go ahead with restrictions on numbers of attendees – 15 people can attend wedding ceremonies and receptions, 30 people can attend funeral ceremonies, and 15 people can attend linked commemorative events.

 - People who live in a tier 1 area and travel to an area in a higher tier should follow the rules for that area while they are there. Travel to or overnight stays in tier 3 areas should be avoided other than where necessary, such as for work, education, youth services, to receive medical treatment, or because of caring responsibilities. Travel through a tier 3 area as part of a longer journey is permitted.

 

Tier 2: High alert

 - People must not socialise with anyone they do not live with or who is not in their support bubble in any indoor setting, whether at home or in a public place.

 - People must not socialise in a group of more than 6 people outside, including in a garden or a public space.

 - Businesses and venues can continue to operate, in a COVID-secure manner, other than those which remain closed by law, such as nightclubs.

 - Pubs and bars must close, unless operating as restaurants. Hospitality venues can only serve alcohol with substantial meals.

 - Hospitality businesses selling food or drink for consumption on their premises are required to: 1. Provide table service only, in premises which sell alcohol. 2. Close between 11pm and 5am (hospitality venues in airports, ports, transport services and motorway service areas are exempt) 3. Stop taking orders after 10pm.

 - Hospitality businesses and venues selling food and drink for consumption off the premises can continue to do so after 10pm as long as this is through delivery service, click-and-collect or drive-through.

 - Early closure (11pm) applies to casinos, cinemas, theatres, museums, bowling alleys, amusement arcades, funfairs, theme parks, adventure parks and activities, and bingo halls. Cinemas, theatres and concert halls can stay open beyond 11pm in order to conclude performances that start before 10pm.

 - Public attendance at outdoor and indoor events (performances and shows) is permitted, limited to whichever is lower: 50% capacity, or either 2,000 people outdoors or 1,000 people indoors.

 - Public attendance at spectator sport and business events can resume inside and outside, subject to social contact rules and limited to whichever is lower: 50% capacity, or either 2,000 people outdoors or 1,000 people indoors.

 - Places of worship remain open but you must not socialise with people from outside of your household or support bubble while you are indoors there, unless a legal exemption applies

 - Weddings and funerals can go ahead with restrictions on numbers of attendees – 15 people can attend wedding ceremonies and receptions, 30 people can attend funeral ceremonies, and 15 people can attend linked commemorative events such as wakes or stonesettings.

 - People can continue to travel to venues or amenities which are open, but should aim to reduce the number of journeys you make where possible.

 - People who live in a tier 2 area, must continue to follow tier 2 rules when they travel to a tier 1 area. Travel to or overnight stays in tier 3 areas should be avoided other than where necessary, such as for work, education, youth services, to receive medical treatment, or because of caring responsibilities. Travel through a tier 3 area as a part of a longer journey is permitted.

 

Tier 3: Very High alert

 - People must not meet socially indoors or in most outdoor places with anybody they do not live with, or who is not in their support bubble, this includes in any private garden or at most outdoor venues.

 - People must not socialise in a group of more than 6 in some other outdoor public spaces, including parks, beaches, countryside accessible to the public, a public garden, grounds of a heritage site or castle, or a sports facility.

 - Hospitality settings, such as bars (including shisha venues), pubs, cafes and restaurants are closed – they are permitted to continue sales by takeaway, click-and-collect, drive-through or delivery services.

 - 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.

 - Indoor entertainment and tourist venues must close. This includes 1. Play centres and areas, cinemas, theatres and concert halls, trampolining parks,soft play, casinos, bingo halls, bowling alleys, skating rinks, amusement arcades, adult gaming centres, laser quests and escape rooms, snooker halls. 2. Indoor attractions at mostly outdoor entertainment venues must also close (although indoor shops, through-ways and public toilets at such attractions can remain open). This includes indoor attractions within zoos, safari parks, and wildlife reserves, aquariums, visitor attractions at farms, and other animal attractions, model villages, museums, galleries and sculpture parks, botanical gardens, biomes or greenhouses, theme parks, circuses, fairgrounds and funfairs, visitor attractions at film studios, heritage sites such as castles and stately homes, landmarks including observation decks and viewing platforms.

 - Leisure and sports facilities may continue to stay open, but group exercise classes (including fitness and dance) should not go ahead. Saunas and steam rooms should close.

 - There should be no public attendance at spectator sport or indoor performances and large business events should not be taking place. Elite sport events may continue to take place without spectators.

 - Large outdoor events (performances and shows) should not take place, with the exception of drive-in events.

 - Places of worship remain open, but you must not attend with or socialise with  anyone outside of your household or support bubble while you are there, unless a legal exemption applies

 - Weddings and funerals can go ahead with restrictions on the number of attendees – 15 people can attend wedding ceremonies, wedding receptions are not allowed, 30 people can attend funeral ceremonies, 15 people can attend linked commemorative events.

 - Organised outdoor sport, and physical activity and exercise classes can continue, however higher-risk contact activity should not take place.

 - Organised indoor sport, physical activity and exercise classes cannot take place indoors. See full guidance for exceptions.

 - People can continue to travel to venues or amenities which are open, but should aim to reduce the number of journeys they make where possible.

 - Travel to other parts of the UK, including for overnight stays should be avoided, other than where necessary, such as for work, education, youth services, to receive medical treatment, or because of caring responsibilities. Travel through other areas as part of a longer journey is permitted.