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The 18 reasons someone can enter your home under new Tier 2 rules

Written by on 13/10/2020

From tomorrow, millions of people in West and South Yorkshire will have to get to grips with living under the new Tier 2 local lockdown rules.

In areas such as Leeds, Sheffield, Wakefield, Bradford and Huddersfield, you will not be able to mix with another household indoors with stricter measures being put in place to try and combat the spread of coronavirus.

Those in Tier 2 are considered ‘high risk’ and under the new restrictions, residents may only mix with up to six people from other households in outdoor settings, such as private gardens or pub gardens.

However, there are exceptions to this rule, namely that you can mix indoors with other households if they form part of your support bubble or childcare bubble.

But if neither of these apply to you then fear not, as Nottinghamshire Live reports that there are a number of exceptions – 18 in fact – which can all be used as valid reasons for having someone in your home in a Tier 2 area from Wednesday, October 14.

These are the other exceptions for when someone outside your household can come into your home:

  • For work or for volunteering to provide charitable services
  • For registered childcare, education or training
  • For arrangements where children do not live in the same household as both their parents or guardians
  • For prospective adopting parents to meet a child or children who may be placed with them
  • For supervised activities provided for children, including before and after school childcare, youth groups and activities, and children’s playgroups
  • For birth partners
  • To see someone who is dying
  • To provide emergency assistance, and to avoid injury or illness, or to escape a risk of harm
  • To fulfil a legal obligation, such as attending court or jury service
  • To provide care or assistance to someone vulnerable
  • To facilitate a house move
  • For a wedding or equivalent ceremony and wedding receptions where the organiser has carried out a risk assessment and taken all reasonable measures to limit the risk of transmission of the virus – up to a maximum of 15 people (not to take place in private dwellings)
  • For funerals – up to a maximum of 30 people. Wakes and other commemorative events are permitted with up to 15 people present (not to take place in private dwellings)
  • For elite sportspeople and their coaches if necessary for competition and training, as well as parents or guardians if they are a child
  • For outdoor exercise and dance classes, organised outdoor sport, and licensed outdoor physical activity
  • Indoor organised team sports for disabled people, and youth sport
  • Support groups of up to 15 participants – formally organised groups to provide mutual aid, therapy or any other form of support (not to take place in private dwellings)
  • Protests – if organised in compliance with Covid-secure guidance