All the new rules for shopping in December across England

The rules for shopping across England will change on December 2 when the new tier system goes into effect.

The rules will vary depending on the area you live in, and will be the same whether you are shopping at the grocery store, buying a Christmas tree, or making your Christmas present on High Street.

Only Cornwall and the Isle of Wight are in level one, the rest of the country in level two or level three.

You must wear a mask while shopping, unless you are exempt, at all levels, and some stores have additional rules, such as limits on the number of people who can shop together.

These are the rules to follow when shopping for each level.

Row one

You are not allowed to shop in groups of more than six people – both indoors and outdoors.

Stores can remain open as long as they are Covid protected.

Catering establishments, including cafes, must close at 11 p.m.

Level two

You shouldn’t shop indoors with someone you don’t live with or who isn’t in your bubble.

You can socialize outside with up to six people

Stores can remain open as long as they are Covid protected

Catering establishments may only serve alcohol with a healthy meal and must close at 11 p.m., including cafes.

You should only travel when necessary: ​​”You can continue to travel to locations or facilities that are open, but you should strive to reduce the number of trips you take where possible”

Level three

No socializing inside or outside with people with whom you do not live with or are not in a bubble

Catering establishments must be closed, including cafes

All stores can open if they are Covid protected

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