England's tier system: What you can do in tiers 1, 2 and 3 from December 2

Everyone is allowed to travel in the UK this Christmas, specifically between Wednesday 23 and Sunday 27 December 2020.

Hamilton Hall is therefore CLOSED until December 23rd when we reopen in time for Christmas.

The government confirmed that over Christmas some social restrictions will be relaxed, but the main message is: 'Wherever possible people should avoid travelling and minimise social contact.'


Masks are to be worn within the hotel at all times by customers and staff alike - unless social distancing can be adhered to.

All surfaces are double sterilized twice daily.

See bottom of page for how Hamilton Hall has read this.

What can you do in Tier 1 (Medium Alert)?

Those in Tier 1 will have to follow these rules:

Meeting friends and family: Maximum of six indoors or outdoors, apart from with members of a single household or support bubble.


Bars, pubs and restaurants: Venues must be table service only. They must stop taking orders by 10pm and must close by 11pm.


Retail: Open.


Work and business: Everyone who can work from home should do so.


Education: Early years settings, schools, colleges and universities will be open. Childcare, other supervised activities for children and childcare bubbles permitted.


Indoor leisure: Open.


Accommodation: Open.


Personal care: Open.


Overnight stays: Permitted with household, support bubble, or up to six people.


Weddings and funerals: 15 guests for weddings, civil partnerships, wedding receptions and wakes, 30 for funerals.


Entertainment: Open.


Places of worship: Open, but cannot interact with more than six people.


Travelling: Walk or cycle if possible, plan ahead and avoid busy times and routes on public transport. Avoid car sharing with those outside of your household or support bubble. Avoid travelling into a Tier 3 area, other than where necessary such as for work or education. Further exemptions apply.


Exercise: Classes and organised adult sport can take place outdoors, but must follow the rule of six indoors. Organised activities for elite athletes, under-18s and disabled people can continue.


Residential care: Covid-secure arrangements such as substantial screens, visiting pods and window visits. Outdoor/airtight visits only (rollout of rapid testing will enable indoor visits including contact).


Large events: Sport, live performances and business meetings limited to 50 per cent capacity of 4,000 people outdoors (whichever is lower) and 50 per cent capacity or 1,000 people indoors (whichever is lower).