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General News / October 19, 2020

Here’s a refresher of the Level 4 and Level 5 of lockdown restrictions before tonight’s Government update

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General News / October 19, 2020

Here’s a refresher of the Level 4 and Level 5 of lockdown restrictions before tonight’s Government update

Words: Katie Gartland

The government will be making an announcement this evening about the country’s next restrictions. It looks like we’ll be heading into somewhere between Level 4 and Level 5. The government are picking which features they’d like to put in place from the five level framework, à la carte if you will.

We won’t know what the exact restrictions will look like until sometime this evening but for now, here’s a reminder of the level 4 and level 5 restrictions:

Level 4:

  • No visitors to your home or family gatherings
  • Only 6 people may attend a wedding
  • No organised in door events
  • Only 15 people are allowed at an outdoor organised gathering
  • Only individual training or pods of 15 non-contact sports training allowed
  • Only specific sports matches are allowed
  • Gyms, pools and leisure centres closed
  • Only online religious services allowed, 25 people may attend a funeral
  • Only outdoor dining of 15 people and takeaway is allowed
  • Hotels are open to existing guests and essential purposes
  • Essential or outdoor retail may be open
  • All museums and other cultural venues are closed
  • Only essential workers may attend work, everyone else must work from home
  • No travelling outside your county, except for essential work or education
  • Public transport capacity is 25%, avoid it if possible
  • Schools and childcare will remain open
  • Visiting to residential care homes is suspended
  • The over 70s and high risk must exercise their own judgement when leaving the home

Level 5:

  • No visitors to your home or family gatherings
  • Only 6 people may attend a wedding
  • No organised indoor or outdoor events allowed
  • Individual sports training only
  • No matches or sporting events
  • Gyms, pools and leisure centres closed
  • Only online religious services allowed, 10 people may attend a funeral
  • Food services are delivery and takeaway only
  • Hotels are open for essential services
  • Only essential retail open
  • All museums and other cultural venues are closed
  • Only essential workers may attend work, everyone else must work from home
  • Everyone must stay at home and exercise with 5km of their house
  • Public transport capacity is 25%, avoid it if possible
  • Schools and childcare will remain open depending on government recommendations
  •  Visiting to residential care homes is suspended
  • The over 70s and high risk must exercise their own judgement when leaving the home