As Slough moves into Tier 2 this Saturday (October 24), new rules will come into place in a bid to stop the spread of coronavirus.

Tan Dhesi MP and Health Secretary Matt Hancock have confirmed the move earlier today.

Areas in Tier 2 have a ‘high’ covid alert level, meaning tougher rules for residents.

These are the restrictions coming into place in Slough under Tier 2:

  • People mixing with anybody outside their household or support bubble in any indoor setting is banned.
  • Family and friends can be met outside – but only in groups of six or less.
  • 10pm curfew for pubs, bars, and restaurants will continue. Venues will offer table service only
  • Takeaway food can still be ordered after 10pm – but only if ordered online or by phone
  • Face coverings must be worn on public transport and in taxis as well as shops, restaurants, and bars
  • People should avoid traveling to areas under other Tiers. 
  • Care homes will be closed to external visitors other than in exceptional cases

Slough Observer:

Rules from Tier 1 will continue to be applicable:

  • Work from home if you can
  • Schools, universities, and childcare remain open
  • Places of worship remain open under the rule of six still applies
  • People should reduce the number of journeys they make where possible

Tan Dhesi said: “I appreciate these measures will be difficult for many within the community – but please follow government guidance, so that we can protect our NHS, and the lives and livelihoods of our loved ones.”