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Situation regarding the new Tier 4

21 December 2020

Please see information below following Saturday afternoon’s PM announcement of new Tier 4 level restrictions. 

The new restrictions currently apply mainly in London and parts of the South East/East of England (please see below). 

In terms of how Tier 4 applies to construction and other contracting activity, the following update refers to the Government guidance*:

The PM specifically mentioned ‘construction’ as an activity that can continue. 

Those living in Tier 4 areas may continue to travel to work, where work cannot be undertaken at home. 

It is also allowable to travel into a Tier 4 area from a Tier 1,2 or 3 area for work purposes, again where work cannot be done at home. Similarly, it is allowable to travel out of a Tier 4 area for work, where the work cannot be done at home;

It is still allowable for tradespeople to work in other people's homes;

However, in all work situations above the relevant government ‘COVID secure’ guidance (notably for ‘Construction’ and ‘Working in other people’s homes’) must be followed**; 

Builder’s merchants and other suppliers of building products  (by way of providing ‘essential goods and services’) can also remain open - provided they can operate safely. 

*Please refer to the Government guidance on Tier 4 - here.

**The ‘COVID secure’ workplace guidelines are - here.

The list of areas currently covered by Tier 4 are - here.

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