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Are you going into Tier 4? Find out the rules in your area by typing in your postcode

Written by on 20 December 2020

England’s tiered system of coronavirus restrictions now has a fourth level, essentially replicating the rules of November’s full lockdown.

Millions of people who were in Tier 3 areas across London and much of the South East have moved into Tier 4, closing shops, gyms and personal care services.

England’s three-tier system had been in place since 2 December, and Tier 4 came into force on Sunday.

Number 10’s COVID Taskforce says 16.4 million people (31% of England’s population) are now living under Tier 4 rules, with 19.7 million (37%) in Tier 3, 16.1 million (30%) in Tier 2, and just 856,000 (2%) in Tier 1.

Type your postcode into the blue box to find out the restrictions in your area

Search your area on this map to find out which tier you are in

The situation in other UK nations varies.

Wales’ own “alert level four” measures – which are also a full lockdown in all but name – were due on 28 December, but have also been brought forward to 20 December.

Scotland will enter its Level 4 rules from Boxing Day, when Northern Ireland will begin a six-week lockdown.

For the Christmas-specific rules where you are, click or tap here.

Methodology: In order to compare restrictions in all the UK nations, Sky News has grouped areas based on the common core factors currently in place.

The tier systems in England and Scotland are different. Wales and Northern Ireland have not announced a tier system and they are currently applying restrictions nationally, unless they specify extra restrictions in some local areas.