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Which tier are you in? Full list of coronavirus lockdown areas

Written by on 15 October 2020

New areas have been added to England’s three-tier system of local lockdown measures.

The Local COVID Alert Levels – “medium”, “high” and “very high” – are being implemented depending on local infection rates.

What are the rules for the different tiers – and which is your area in?

Tier 1 – Medium

  • 10pm curfew for bars, pubs and restaurants
  • Gatherings of more than six people banned, apart from some settings such as funerals and weddings

Areas in Tier 1:

Everywhere in England apart from the places listed further down are in Tier 1.

Tier 2 – High:

  • Mixing of households indoors not allowed
  • Rule of six applies to private gardens and outdoor spaces – social distancing rules also apply
  • Pubs and restaurants remain open, but no mixing of households inside and 10pm curfew

Areas in Tier 2:

The following areas will enter Tier 2 on 17 October:

  • London
  • Essex
  • Elmbridge
  • Barrow-in-Furness
  • York
  • North East Derbyshire
  • Erewash
  • Chesterfield

All the following have been in Tier 2 since 14 October:


  • Cheshire West and Chester
  • Cheshire East

Greater Manchester

  • Manchester
  • Bolton
  • Bury
  • Stockport
  • Tameside
  • Trafford
  • Wigan
  • Salford
  • Rochdale
  • Oldham


  • Warrington


  • High Peak – the wards of Tintwistle, Padfield, Dinting, St John’s, Old Glossop, Whitfield, Simmondley, Gamesley, Howard Town, Hadfield South and Hadfield North


  • Lancashire
  • Blackpool
  • Preston
  • Blackburn with Darwen
  • Burnley

West Yorkshire

  • Leeds
  • Bradford
  • Kirklees
  • Calderdale
  • Wakefield

South Yorkshire

  • Barnsley
  • Rotherham
  • Doncaster
  • Sheffield

North East

  • Newcastle
  • South Tyneside
  • North Tyneside
  • Gateshead
  • Sunderland
  • Durham
  • Northumberland

Tees Valley

  • Middlesbrough
  • Redcar and Cleveland
  • Stockton-on-Tees
  • Darlington
  • Hartlepool

West Midlands

  • Birmingham
  • Sandwell
  • Solihull
  • Wolverhampton
  • Walsall


  • Leicester
  • Oadby and Wigston


  • Nottinghamshire
  • Nottingham City

Tier 3 – Very high:

  • No mixing of households indoors and outdoors, including in private gardens
  • Pubs and bars to close
  • Restaurants, and pubs that can operate as restaurants, allowed to stay open
  • No wedding receptions
  • Local politicians will decide if gyms, betting shops, casinos, hairdressers and beauty salons should close
  • Non-essential shops, schools and universities to remain open
  • Avoid non-essential travel
  • Travel outside area advised against
  • Avoid staying overnight in another part of the UK if resident in a Tier 3 area
  • People resident elsewhere should avoid staying overnight in a Tier 3 area

Areas in Tier 3:

Liverpool City Region – gyms, leisure centres, betting shops, casinos and adult gaming centres must close as well

  • Liverpool
  • Knowsley
  • Wirral
  • St Helens
  • Sefton
  • Halton

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Why has the system been developed?

Different parts of the country are experiencing differing rates of COVID-19 transmission, with the North West currently rising fastest.

The government has decided a local lockdown approach will be more effective than another national lockdown.