From Wednesday 2 December the Tandridge district, along with the rest of Surrey, will move from the current national restrictions into Tier 2 (High) of the government’s three tier system for England.

Tier 2 is for areas with a higher rate of cases and means additional restrictions will be necessary to slow the spread of the virus, including:

  • You can’t socialise with people you don’t live with, or who aren’t in your support bubble, in any indoor setting and not in groups of more than six people outside.
  • Businesses and venues can continue to operate, in a Covid-secure manner, other than those required to close by law.
  • Pubs and bars must close, unless operating as restaurants and hospitality venues can only serve alcohol with substantial meals.
  • Schools, universities and places of worship remain open.
  • Exercise classes and organised sport can continue to take place outdoors and will only be permitted indoors if it’s possible for people to avoid mixing with people they do not live with or share a support bubble with, or for youth or disability sport.

This is in addition to national restrictions already in place, which include:

  • Wearing face coverings in places you’re required to.
  • Observing social distancing.
  • Working from home when possible. If you can’t work from home you should walk or cycle if you can, avoiding using public transport at busy times.

We’ve published the answers to some frequently asked questions on our website, which you might find useful.

From 15 December, passengers arriving into England from countries not featured on the travel corridor list will have the option to take a Covid test after five days of self-isolation to reduce the 14 day self-isolation period. A negative coronavirus result will release passengers from the need to isolate further.