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Coronavirus (Covid-19): What Can Happen in a Tier 3 Area

Saturday November 28, 2020 at 8:48pm
Coronavirus (Covid-19):  What Can Happen in a Tier 3 Area
Towns and cities across England will return to tiered coronavirus restrictions after 2nd December when the national lockdown ends.

As before, the three tiers will range from Tier 1, medium risk, up to Tier 2 for high risk areas, with Tier 3 being classed as very high risk and having the most severe measures in place.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has said the restrictions across the three tiers will be tougher this time, meaning the rules aren’t exactly the same as they were pre-national lockdown.

The confirmed list of places in each tier was released on Thursday 26th November, and the system should replace the national lockdown at 12.01am on Wednesday December 2, should MPs vote for it.


For those Organisers who will find themselves in a Tier 3 (Very High alert) area, these areas have been identified as having very high or very rapidly rising level of infections.  When Organising motorcycle sport activity in a Tier 3 designated area, we should be aware of the following restrictions:

·        leisure and sports facilities may continue to stay open

·        there should be no public attendance at spectator sport or indoor performances and large business events should not be taking place. Elite sport events may continue to take place without spectators

·        organised outdoor sport, and physical activity and exercise classes can continue, however higher-risk contact activity should not take place

·        you can continue to travel to venues or amenities which are open, but should aim to reduce the number of journeys you make where possible

·        avoid travelling to other parts of the UK, including for overnight stays other than where necessary, such as for work, education, youth services, to receive medical treatment, or because of caring responsibilities. You can travel through other areas as part of a longer journey

ACU Chairman, Roy Humphrey commented, “Although the easing of lockdown means we can continue with our sport after 2nd December, those Organisers who find themselves in a Tier 3 area do need to be fully aware of the additional restrictions placed on them.  Travel for example, is restricted and competitors should not be travelling from other parts of the country to participate in an event.  For many of us, motorcycle sport may be the ‘be all and end all” but in the big scheme of things, we need to be realistic and travelling to an event is not considered as essential or necessary.  Clubs in a Tier 3 area need to consider Closed to Club events which will reduce the risk of unnecessary travel to an event.  Spectators of course won’t be allowed to go to an event in a Tier 3 area.”

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