Tier postcode checker: How to check which lockdown your area will be in from December 2
Today (November 26) the Government announced the tiers of restrictions local authorities would be placed into when the national Covid-19 lockdown lifts on December 2.
The new restrictions, which will come into play at 12.01am on Tuesday December 2, are split into three tiers, like they were before the second lockdown.
However, this time the restrictions are tighter and more areas are in higher levels.
Most of the country is in Tier 2, however South Yorkshire, Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire have all been placed into Tier 3: the highest level.
Downing Street has confirmed that mass testing will be available in all Tier 3 areas.
The Prime Minister’s official spokesman said: “Local authorities that fall into Tier 3 will be able to apply for support from NHS Test and Trace and the armed forces to deliver a six-week, rapid community testing programme.
“That will include access to a supply of lateral flow tests, support with planning and logistics and funding and communication support.”
These initial levels will stay in place until at least December 16, when a review will take place.
If the infection rates in areas have decreased sufficiently, then there is potential for the level in which an authority is placed to be lowered.
The Government initially launched a tool that can he used to check which tier your postcode area has been placed in, and read the rules which apply to you.
However this tool crashed almost immediately after it was launched at 11.30am this morning and has since been replaced by a list which details the areas in each tier.
You can access that list to check you area here.