Coronavirus Tier 4 STAY AT HOME

If you live in a tier 4 area, you cannot join or form a Christmas bubble. You must not leave or be outside of your home except for specific purposes. Find out more on GOV.UK

Meeting friends and family

No household mixing, aside from support bubbles and two people meeting in public outdoor spaces.

Bars, pubs and restaurants

Hospitality closed, aside from sales by takeaway, drive-through or delivery.


Essential shops can open. Non essential retail must close and can only open for click-and-collection and delivery.

Work and business

Everyone must work from home unless they are unable to do so.


Early years settings, schools, colleges and universities open during term time. Registered childcare, other supervised activities for childcare purposes, and childcare bubbles permitted.

Indoor leisure



You can exercise outside on your own or with your household; your support bubble; or one person from another household.

Personal care


Overnight stays

You must not stay overnight away from home. Limited exceptions apply.

Weddings and funerals

Funerals of up to 30 people permitted. Wakes and other linked ceremonial events can continue in a group of up to six. Weddings of up to six can continue in exceptional circumstances.


Indoor entertainment closed. Some outdoor attractions may remain open.

Places of worship

Open for private prayer and communal worship, but cannot interact with anyone outside household or support bubble.


You must stay at home and only travel for work, education or other legally permitted reasons. If you must travel, you should stay local, and reduce the number of journeys you make. You must not leave a Tier 4 area or stay overnight away from home. Residents in Tier 1 - 3 should not enter Tier 4 areas. Do not travel abroad if you live in a Tier 4 area unless an exemption applies.


You can leave your home to exercise by yourself, with your household or support bubble, or with one person from another household. Outdoor sport allowed but gatherings limit applies except for youth and disabled sport.

Residential care

You can visit relatives in car homes with COVID-secure arrangements such as substantial screes, visiting pods, and window visits.

Clinically extremely vulnerable

The Clinically Extremely Vulnerable are advised to stay at home and much as possible, except to go outdoors for exercise or to attend health appointments.