SLOUGH will be in Tier 3 – the tightest restrictions – the Government has confirmed.

On the Government website, it states Slough will enter ‘very high’ alert level after national lockdown ends on December 2.

Before the second national, the borough was placed in Tier 2 due to a rise in coronavirus cases.

The following Tier 3 rules will apply:

  • Pubs and restaurants will be closed except for delivery and takeaway only. In the old Tier-system, they were allowed to open if they provided a substantial meal.
  • No mixing with people you don’t live or not in your support bubble indoors or outdoors in hospitality venues or private gardens.
  • Indoor entertainment venues such as cinemas will remain closed.
  • Spectator sports cannot resume in Tier 3.
  • Rule of six applies in outdoor public spaces such as parks.
  • Places of worship remain open – but cannot interact with anyone outside the people you live with or support bubble.
  • Schools and universities remain open.
  • 15 guests for weddings, civil partnerships, and wakes. Receptions are not permitted.
  • Funerals can have up to 30 people.
  • Everyone who can work from home should do.
  • Non-essential shops, gyms, and personal care services will all reopen.

A spokesperson from the council said the borough could ‘potentially’ enter Tier 3 after Thursday where they were “planning accordingly”.

The borough still has the highest infection rate in Berkshire where, as of today (Thursday 26 November), Slough has 313.6 cases per 100,000 people,.

They also have 218.8 cases per 100,000 in the over 60s, and 328.6 cases per 100,000 in those aged 17-21.