Prime Minister Boris Johnson has unveiled a new three-tier system of local restrictions for England to curb the spread of coronavirus.

The Local COVID alert levels are determined by infection rates in a particular area.

Local levels are classified as “medium”, “high” or “very high” – or tiers one, two or three.

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South Buckinghamshire is currently at a medium alert level, or tier one.

  • Pubs, bars and restaurants must close at 10pm and offer table service only
  • The “rule of six” is in force, both in and outdoors (apart from weddings and funerals)
  • Schools and childcare remain open
  • Work from home if you can
  • Face coverings should be worn on public transport and in taxis, also in shops, restaurants and bars by staff and punters alike

London is also at a medium alert level but could see tighter restrictions enforced this week due to “rapidly increasing” cases.

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Under high or tier two areas, mixing between different households indoors is forbidden, although two houses can meet outside privately and under the rule of six.

Areas at tier three or very high, such as the Liverpool City Region, will see bars and pubs shut except when serving “substantial meals”, no mixing of households in or outside, leisure centres, gyms and gambling venues will close but shops, schools and universities will remain open.

Data from Public Health England shows how many cases per 100,000 have been recorded in the past week in the following Buckinghamshire districts:

  • Wycombe: 44.7
  • Chiltern: 59.4
  • South Bucks: 64.2
  • Aylesbury Vale: 33.6