Lie Detector Test UK Covid-19 update Tier 1, Tier 2 and Tier 3 Lockdown Rules

Oct 19, 2020

Lie Detector Test UK Covid-19 update Tier 1, Tier 2 and Tier 3 Lockdown Rules

As we launch ourselves into the drudgery of more lockdown rules, it has taken us a whole weekend to sift through the confusion of them.  We advise our clients to opt for home lie detector tests where possible. This alleviates any problems with inadvertently breaking the Tier 1, 2 and 3 lockdowns.

As rules tend to change frequently you can find out which tier your local area is in by clicking here and entering your postcode.

What are the Tier 1, Tier 2 and Tier 3 lockdown rules in England?

Tier 1 (Medium alert)

Most of the UK is in this tier. The ‘Rule of 6’ still applies in England meaning that you cannot have any social gathering inside or outside of more than 6 people.  However, if your household has more than 6 people or there are more than 6 in a ‘support bubble’ this rule does not apply to you.

Some outlets selling food and drink on site such as restaurants and pubs must close at 10pm and cannot reopen until 5am. However, those selling food off site such as takeaways can remain open for delivery, drive thru and click & collect services after the 10pm curfew.

Educational and religious establishments remain open.

Funerals and wedding are permitted but there are restrictions regarding how many people can attend them.

Providing no more than 6 attend, exercise classes and organised indoor sport activities can continue.

National rules already in place must be adhered to.

Tier 2 (High Alert)

All Tier 1 rules apply to Tier 2 but with the following additions:

You cannot socialise with people that don’t live with you. This includes in your home, the pub or a restaurant. This also means you won’t be able to have sex with your partner if they don’t live with you.

Those in your support bubble can continue meeting and can also provide informal childcare.

You are still able to meet with your family and friends (but only 5 of them) outdoors. However you can’t have sex with a partner you don’t live with outdoors because you would be breaking social distancing rules. If anyone had told us a few months ago that the government would ban sex, we seriously wouldn’t have believed them, but here it is.

The areas currently on high alert Tier 2 restrictions are:

  • Barrow in Furness, Cumbria
  • Chesterfield
  • Elmbridge, Surrey
  • Erewash, Derbyshire
  • Essex
  • London
  • North East Derbyshire
  • York

Tier 3 (Very High Alert)

These areas comprise those with rapidly rising transmission rates.

Socialising with anyone outside of your support bubble or household indoors is forbidden.

You are not allowed to meet in pub or private gardens but are permitted to meet up on the beach, in the countryside, parks and forests but only in groups of 6.

Bars and public houses can only remain open if they are providing “substantial” meals. However, you can only have alcohol if it is served with a meal.

You are advised not to leave a Tier 3 area unless you are travelling to work, for educational purposes, care duties or youth services.

Some further restrictions have been or may be applied to certain locations that are designated Tier 3. For example, in Liverpool City region the following businesses must close:

  • Most adult sporting venues
  • Dance and fitness studios
  • Casinos
  • Gaming/Amusement arcades
  • Betting shops

In Lancashire additional restrictions for business closures will apply from today as follows:

  • Bookmakers
  • Casinos
  • Soft play areas
  • Gaming/Amusement arcades
  • Betting shops
  • Bingo Halls

Car boot sales are not permitted.

Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland

Whilst many of the lockdown rules in England apply nationwide there are some differences applicable to Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales.

Click on Scotland lockdown to learn about the restrictions there.

Welsh restrictions can be accessed by clicking here

And for Northern Ireland rules click here

Lie Detector Test UK Covid-19 Update

Our polygraph examiners are working in all areas and have all tested negative for Covid-19. If you require a controlled office test please call our free helpline on 0800 861 1058  to find out which of our offices is open. Some won’t be due to ongoing Covid-19 restrictions.  We advise home tests wherever possible since our polygraph examiners are equipped with high quality PPE. The fewer people you run into during this pandemic the better. So if you don’t need to travel to an office it’s better to stay at home.

Keep an eye on our blog for the Lie Detector Test UK Covid-19 update as things may change frequently.

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