A new three tier system has been designed by the government to help keep the spread of coronavirus under control.

Different parts of the country have been split up into “medium”, “high” or “very high” local coronavirus alert areas under the new system.

See below to check your postcode

The new measures came into effect on Wednesday, October 14, following an increase in infections.

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What do the three tiers mean?

England will be split up into three tiers of medium, high and very high alert areas, with the most severe restrictions on social contact and businesses coming in the last category.

Shops, schools and universities remain open in all categories, while residents of tier 1 (medium) areas can expect restrictions to mirror the current national measures in place including the “rule of six”, which permits no more than six people from multiple households to gather indoors or outdoors.

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Organised sport will be allowed only outdoors, while wedding and civil partnership ceremonies can have up to 15 attendees.

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Rules toughen up in Tier 2 (High) which prevents all mixing indoors between different households or “support bubbles”.

Outdoor meetings can happen, but will still be subject to the rule of six.

In tier 3 areas, the government will set “a baseline” of prohibiting mixing in private dwellings, both indoors and in gardens. Residents in this level would also be advised against travel in and out of the area, unless it was needed, for example to take children to school.

You can check which area Bracknell is in by typing in your postcode in the Government's website.

Visit: gov.uk/find-coronavirus-local-restrictions to find out which Tier Bracknell is in.