To reduce social contact, the regulations require some businesses to close and impose restrictions on how some businesses provide goods and services. If you live in a Tier 4 area, you must follow the rules below from Sunday 20 December. This means that
- You cannot leave or be outside of the place you are living unless you have a reasonable excuse.
- You cannot meet other people indoors, including over the Christmas period, unless you live with them, or they are part of your support bubble.
- Outdoors, you can only meet one person from another household.
These rules will not be relaxed for Christmas for Tier 4: you cannot form a Christmas Bubble in Tier 4.