Preston, and a number of other areas in Lancashire, have some of the highest coronavirus infection rates in England.
Tier-three means the city is classed as ‘very high’ risk. All areas of Lancashire have been moved into tier-three measures.
The restrictions below apply from 00.01 on Saturday (17 October).
The full restrictions are:
you must not socialise with anybody in any indoor setting, unless you live with them (i.e. your household) or have formed a support bubble with them. This includes in any private garden or at most outdoor hospitality venues and ticketed events
you must not socialise in a group of more than 6 in an outdoor public space such as a park or beach, the countryside, a public garden or a sports venue
pubs and bars must close. They can only remain open where they operate as if they were a restaurant, which means serving substantial meals, like a main lunchtime or evening meal. They may only serve alcohol as part of such a meal.
schools and universities remain open
places of worship remain open, but household mixing is not permitted
weddings and funerals can go ahead with restrictions on the number of attendees. However, wedding receptions are not allowed
exercise classes and organised sport can continue to take place outdoors. These will only be permitted indoors if it is possible for people to avoid mixing with people they do not live with (or share a support bubble with), or for youth or disability sport
you should try to avoid travelling outside the very-high alert level area you are in or entering a very-high alert level area, other than for things like work, education or youth services, to meet caring responsibilities or if you are travelling through as part of a longer journey
you should avoid staying overnight in another part of the UK if you are resident in a very-high alert level area, or avoid staying overnight in a very-high alert level area if you are resident elsewhere