We have reviewed the implications of Greater Manchester moving into Tier 3 and can confirm we are still open and able to continue to deliver our vital educational programmes. All social distancing and government guidelines will continue to be adhered to. We will keep you informed of any changes – but we remain OPEN!
Clarification of Tier 3 alert level and subsequent restrictions.
Tier 3 indicates that the Local COVID alert level is very high. This is for areas with a very high level of infections and where tighter restrictions are in place. The restrictions placed on areas with a very high level of infections can vary, and are based on discussions between central and local government. Residents should check the specific rules in their area however at a minimum this means;
You must not socialise with anybody you do not live with or have formed a support bubble with, in any indoor setting or in any private garden or at most hospitality venues and ticketed events
You must not socialise in a group of more than 6 in an outdoor public space such as a park or beach, the countryside, a public garden or a sports venue.
Pubs and bars must close, they can only remain open where they operate as if they were a restaurant, which means serving substantial meals, like a main lunchtime or evening meal, and they may only serve alcohol as part of such a meal.
Schools and universities remain open
Places of worship remain open, but household mixing is not permitted
Weddings and funerals can go ahead with restrictions on the number of attendees; however, wedding receptions are not allowed
Exercise classes and organised sport can continue to take place outdoors: these will only be permitted indoors if it is possible for people to avoid mixing with people they do not live with or share a support bubble with: there are exceptions for supervised activities for under-18s, and disability sport.
You should try to avoid travelling outside the very high alert level you are in or entering a high very high alert level area, other than for things like work, education or youth services, to meet caring responsibilities or if you are travelling through as part of a longer journey
You should avoid staying overnight in another part of the UK if you are resident in a very high alert level area, or avoid staying overnight in a very high alert level area if you are resident elsewhere.
Further updates will be provided in due course.
To read the full guidance, click here.