This is to confirm that from Wednesday, 2 December the Government recommendation is that Hampshire is placed in the High COVID Tier (Tier 2), replacing the national lockdown restrictions currently in place. You will appreciate that this is a higher tier than we were in prior to the lockdown and reflects the increasing threat posed by the pandemic.
While it is welcome that the rate of increase in infection rates appears now to be turning following the second lockdown, rates are continuing to rise across the county.
Therefore, it is imperative that we do not become complacent in the lead up to Christmas and beyond, and continue to promote to all our communities, the importance of adhering to the appropriate public health guidance for our Tier.
The key guidance for the High Tier is:
Further, more detailed information explaining the Tiers and associated rules is available on the gov.uk website.
In determining the Tier level for Hampshire, the Government has taken into account a combined number of key indicators:
Your support with cascading this messaging is crucial – and thank you for everything you have done in this regard to date.
Assistant Chief Executive
Corporate Services, Hampshire County Council
Room 131, Elizabeth II Court South
The Castle, Winchester, Hampshire, SO23 8UJ
MS Teams: 0370 779 5697