Updated lockdown restrictions for Bracknell Forest have officially come into force today.

The Government's "three-tier" lockdown system has replaced several local and national restrictions across the whole of England.

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Designed to "simplify" lockdown rules, three tiers ranging from Medium to Very High now apply to every part of the country.

The entire Bracknell Forest area has been placed into Tier 1 with a local Covid alert level of medium.

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But what exactly has changed?

We've looked at official Government guidance and put together what you can and cannot do under these new restrictions.

Household rules remain largely unaffected as it remains in Tier 1.

This means you must not meet in a group of more than six, indoors or outdoors.

Rules for pubs and restaurants in Bracknell Forest

Under Tier 1 pubs and restaurants will be allowed to remain open as long as they continue to offer table-service only and call last orders in time for 10pm.

Staff and customers will continue to require the wearing of face coverings while moving around the premises.

Businesses and venues that fail to comply with Covid restrictions face fines of up to £10,000, prosecution, or in some cases closure.

Can I visit relatives in a care home?

Currently those in Tier 1 and Tier 2 cannot visit their relatives in care home settings except for circumstances including those visiting people who are at the end of their life.

What about weddings, civil partnerships and funerals?

Wedding and civil partnership ceremonies and receptions must only take place in COVID-secure venues or in public outdoor spaces unless in exceptional circumstances.

Weddings, civil partnership ceremonies and wedding receptions are restricted to 15 people.

Receptions should be sit down meals to ensure people can keep their distance from each other, and mustn’t take place in private dwellings.

Funerals must only take place in COVID-secure venues or in public outdoor spaces with up to 30 people in attendance.

Wakes and other commemorative events are permitted with up to 15 people present