COVID-19 Local Restrictions

These rules came into effect at 12:01am on Wednesday 14 October.

East Riding is at Medium Alert Level

This page was last updated at 12pm on Thursday 15 October

We will update this page as more information becomes available.

Is the East Riding in lockdown?

No, the East Riding is not in lockdown but the government have put in some extra local restrictions, known as COVID alert levels, to help slow the spread of COVID-19 in our area.

Infection rates are rising.

Make sure you continue to follow the 3 Steps to Safety.

What are local COVID alert levels?

Local COVID alert levels set out information for local authorities, residents and workers about what to do and how to manage the COVID-19 outbreak in their area.

The new system is split into three alert levels:

  • Medium Alert Level (Tier 1)
  • High Alert Level (Tier 2)
  • Very high Alert Level (Tier 3)

Most areas in England are in the medium alert level.

East Riding is at Medium Alert Level

What does the MEDIUM - Tier 1 alert level mean?

We must continue to follow the local restrictions that are currently in place for our area.

This means:

Meeting friends and family

When seeing friends and family you do not live with (or who are not part of your support bubble), you must not meet in a group of more than 6, indoors or outdoors. In England, this limit of 6 includes children of any age.

There are some exceptions, for example if your household or support bubble is larger than 6.

A support bubble is where a household with one adult joins with another household. Households in that support bubble can still visit each other, stay overnight and visit public places together.

Please note: You can be fined for breaking these rules.

Read more about meeting friends and family on GOV.UK

Read more about support bubbles on GOV.UK

Businesses and venues

Businesses and venues can continue to operate, in a COVID-secure manner, other than those that remain closed in law.

Eating and drinking out

Certain businesses are required to ensure customers only consume food and drink while seated, and must close between 10pm and 5am.

Takeaway food

Businesses and venues selling food for consumption off the premises can continue to do so after 10pm as long as this is through a delivery service, click-and-collect or drive-through.

Schools and nurseries

Schools and nurseries remain open.

Weddings and funerals

Weddings and funerals can go ahead with restrictions on numbers of attendees.

Places of worship

Places of worship remain open but no one must mix indoors in groups larger than 6, unless you all live together, or are in the same support bubble.

Read more about places of worship on GOV.UK

Exercise and sport

Organised indoor sport and indoor exercise classes are only permitted indoors if it is possible for people to avoid mixing in a group of more than 6 (or with people they live with or share a support bubble with).

Read more about exercise and sport on GOV.UK

Work and travel

Work from home where you can effectively do so.

When travelling, plan ahead or avoid busy times and routes. Walk or cycle if you can.

You must also continue to…

  • wear a face covering
  • follow social distancing rules.

GOV.UK explains in more detail about all alert levels.

3 Steps To Safety


Keep your distance – always follow the latest social distance guidance

Wash your hands - thoroughly washing your hands with soap for at least 20 seconds remains the best personal hygiene precaution


Be aware of COVID-19 symptoms – so you can recognise as soon as possible if you or someone close to you has them:

  • a high temperature

  • a new, continuous cough

  • a loss or change to your sense of smell or taste


Get tested – If there is any hint of the symptoms in your household, make sure the person with the symptoms is tested ASAP

Stay home – Do the right thing if you and your household need to self-isolate:

  • whether one of you has symptoms and you are waiting for the results

  • whether one of you has tested positive

  • or whether one of you has been in contact with someone who has tested positive