New rules following Lockdown 2
From December 2nd 2020 the goverment is replacing the national lockdown with a regionally-differentiated approach, where different tiers of restrictions apply in different parts of the country.
The entire Wilts & Berks Canal Trust area will be in Tier 2.
The rate of infection has been falling in Oxfordshire and Swindon, while Wiltshire’s infection rate has increased slightly – albeit from a lower level.
What does this mean for WBCT?
Work-parties (both indoor and outdoor) may continue for volunteers living in Tier 2 areas because they are defined as ‘work’. However, they must operate in a ‘Covid-secure’ manner.
The Government guidance relating to Tier 2 areas, 26th November 2020 can be found at https://www.gov.uk/guidance/local-restriction-tiers-what-you-need-to-know#high-alert