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England
- System up to 14 October (now replaced with tier system) see post 13 https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/32692671-post13.html
- Tier system from 14 October see post 37 https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/32741925-post37.html (to be replaced by a national lockdown from 5 November)
- National lockdown from 5 November see post 244 https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/32792902-post244.html (to be replaced by a revised tier system from 2 December)
- Revised tier system from 2 December see post 352 https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/32852952-post352.html
- Revised tier areas from 16 December see post 411 https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/32885486-post411.html
- Revised tier areas from 19 December see post 436 https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/32892787-post436.html
- Introduction of tier 4 and changes to tier area from 20 December see post 473 https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/32906100-post473.html
- Revised tier areas from 26 December see post 483 https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/32907521-post483.html
- Revised tier areas from 31 December see post 551 https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/32924380-post551.html
- Further restriction from 6 January see post 653 https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/32940694-post653.html
- Roadmap for lifting lockdown in England announced on 22 February 2021 see post 1552 https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/33053928-post1552.html
- Steps rules from 29 March see post 2688 https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/33118328-post2688.html

Wales
- Local lock downs see post 14 https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/32692698-post14.html (to be replaced by a 16-day fire-break from 23 October)
- Travel restrictions for people coming to Wales from certain parts of England & Scotland, and restrictions for people in Wales travelling to same areas, see post 66 https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/32753625-post66.html (to be replaced by a 16-day fire-break from 23 October)
- National Fire-break 23 October 6pm - 8 November see post 85 https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/32761798-post85.html & post 89 https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/32765010-post89.html (to be replaced by a national restrictions from 9 November)
- Wales National Restrictions - from 9 November, see post 263 https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/32797489-post263.html
- Further national restrictions/changes from 4 December, see post 359 https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/32859820-post359.html
- Level 4 national lockdown in Wales due to start on 28 December was brought forward to start on 20 December with the exception of Christmas Day,
see posts 442 and 463 https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/32894516-post442.html & https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/32897543-post463.html
- Wales level 4 lockdown rule changes announced on 12 March 2021, see post 2266 https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/33098474-post2266.html
- Further rule changes announced on 26 March 2021, see post 2955 https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/33128751-post2955.html

Scotland
- Local lock downs up to 2 November see post 36 https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/32741874-post36.html
- Level system from 6am 2 November see post 103 https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/32783391-post103.html
- Changes to level areas and adding travel restrictions from 20 & 24 November see post 317 https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/32825558-post317.html
- Update to level areas from 24 November seem 328 post https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/32839582-post328.html
- Changes to level areas from 11 December see post 373 https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/32876039-post373.html
- Changes to level areas from 18 December see post 435 https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/32892736-post435.html
- Changes to level areas from 26 December see post 488 https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/32910475-post488.html
- Further restrictions on mixing households and leaving home from 5 January see post 620 https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/32936602-post620.html
- Change to level areas for part of the Outer Hebrides see post 791 https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/32979704-post791.html
- Further restrictions on collection from shops, takeaways, and consuming alcohol in public outdoors see post 780 https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/32967729-post780.html
- Change to level area for all Outer Hebrides see post 1036 https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/33003362-post1036.html
- Timetable for further lockdown easing announced on 16 March 2021, see post 2393 https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/33104210-post2393.html


Northern Ireland
- Four-week partial lockdown starting on 16 October 2020, later extended till 26 November, see post 84 https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/32761651-post84.html
- Two week circuit breaker from 27 November until 11 December, see post 350, https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/32847626-post350.html
- Six week lockdown from 26 December with stricter measures between 26 December and 2 January 2021, see post 601 https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/32930272-post601.html
- Additional regulations are in place until 5 March 2021. They will be reviewed on 18 February 2021. https://www.health-ni.gov.uk/publica...tions-northern
- Continuation of lockdown regulations until 1 April 2021 with limited return of some schoolchildren from 8th and 22nd March, see post #1396
- Update announced 16 March 2021, see post 2404 https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/33104779-post2404.html

Please see this thread on the Coronavirus board for discussion and details on the passenger locator forms and self isolation requirements for arrivals outside the Common Travel Area (UK & Ireland) https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/coro...-arrivals.html
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Old Dec 3, 20, 10:34 am
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Originally Posted by Scots_Al View Post
IIRC though, are you not travelling from the USA? In which case you’d be required to self-isolate, so the availability of pubs and retail would be moot. Sorry if I have misremembered your situation.
You have remembered it correctly. This is exactly what happened last time he visited, asked similar questions and got responses that he did not like. He is well aware of the requirements to self-isolate.
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Old Dec 4, 20, 6:02 am
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You have remembered it correctly. This is exactly what happened last time he visited, asked similar questions and got responses that he did not like. He is well aware of the requirements to self-isolate.
And made it clear he had no intention of self-isolating...
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Old Dec 4, 20, 12:09 pm
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Originally Posted by DYKWIA View Post
And made it clear he had no intention of self-isolating...
its not that nice Mr Farage is it?
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Old Dec 8, 20, 11:46 pm
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Potential for London to end in Tier 3:

Coronavirus: Londoners 'must stick to rules' amid tier 3 fears

Londoners have been urged to "stick by the rules" amid fears the capital may be put into tier three restrictions following a rise in Covid-19 cases.

Three in four of the capital's boroughs registered an increase in coronavirus cases in the week to 4 December.

Areas in the South East and London are now regularly seeing some of the highest coronavirus infection rates in England.

Thirteen out of the 20 places with the highest rates were from these regions in the week to 4 December. A month ago, no areas from these regions were in the top 100.

Kent accounts for eight of those 13 areas, with Swale currently seeing the highest infection rate in England of about 604 cases per 100,000 people.

For context, the rate across England overall was just over 150 per 100,000 over the same period.

In London, the borough of Havering saw the highest rate at 362 per 100,000 - and climbing.
rest here: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-55228119

Based on my (limited, I'll admit) experience, mask wearing adherence in London is at 70/75% and now with shops and restaurants open it's going to be worse.
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Old Dec 9, 20, 12:52 am
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Originally Posted by 13901 View Post
Potential for London to end in Tier 3:

rest here: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-55228119

Based on my (limited, I'll admit) experience, mask wearing adherence in London is at 70/75% and now with shops and restaurants open it's going to be worse.
Pubs don't seem to worry about the no household mixing indoors rule, even encouraging it if their outside areas are full. I've had 2 distinct "I won't tell if you don't" experiences recently.
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Old Dec 9, 20, 8:32 am
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Id say mask wearing when required is a fair but higher than 70% (and Im out and about every day right now on foot and tube). However it is very clear the no mixing of households rule is not being observed at all...
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Old Dec 9, 20, 10:37 am
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Originally Posted by Swanhunter View Post
Id say mask wearing when required is a fair but higher than 70% (and Im out and about every day right now on foot and tube). However it is very clear the no mixing of households rule is not being observed at all...
I'd agree with that assessment. Three experiences today:
- a table (indoors) at a local cafe was occupied by two old men who probably weren't from the same household, and then were enjoyed by two more men, separately, with lots of discussion as they were sitting down about not having seen each other for some time.
- a visit to Sainsburys in Fulham where there was a marauding group of about 10 or 12 youths who weren't wearing masks either, just swinging up and down the aisles pushing people out of the way. Management had no response (presumably for fear of racial accusations), other than to play, on a loop, a pre-recorded announcement that nobody should worry about people not wearing masks as some people don't have to.
- a bus trip where two groups of two elderly people weren't wearing masks - one couple not wearing them properly, and once couple not at all.
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Old Dec 9, 20, 11:19 am
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Originally Posted by Swanhunter View Post
Id say mask wearing when required is a fair but higher than 70% (and Im out and about every day right now on foot and tube). However it is very clear the no mixing of households rule is not being observed at all...
I'd go for the 70% figure if you include those whose mask doesn't cover their nose. Not sure why they bother really. On the other hand, there is quite a good percentage of people wearing masks in situations where they don't need to do so, i.e. walking around outside, on bikes even.
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I just went by Carnaby street on the way back from an errand at a consulate. I'm no expert in epidemiology but shouldn't restaurant tables be a little bit separate from one another, even when outside? The neighbourhood around Regent street is just packed with people sitting and drinking elbow-to-elbow.

...And of course 3 people out of 10 on the Tube with no mask, nose sticking out, mask as chin scarf...
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Old Dec 9, 20, 12:31 pm
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If you go out looking for breaches, you will find them.

What is the alternative? Police on every corner questioning people not wearing coverings? Rigorous enforcement? Local council officers patrolling the streets ready to pounce and looking for any lapse by a restaurant or a pub? It may be the people you spotted on the tube without a covering are exempt - should you challenge them?

I am not sure the alternatives are better or would be welcome tbh. Concentrate on doing what you can, and resist the natural instinct to patrol others behaviour - its not good for your soul.
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Originally Posted by KARFA View Post
resist the natural instinct to patrol others behaviour - it’s not good for your soul.
But it could be good for your health
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Old Dec 10, 20, 5:23 am
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Originally Posted by KARFA View Post
If you go out looking for breaches, you will find them.

What is the alternative? Police on every corner questioning people not wearing coverings? Rigorous enforcement? Local council officers patrolling the streets ready to pounce and looking for any lapse by a restaurant or a pub? It may be the people you spotted on the tube without a covering are exempt - should you challenge them?

I am not sure the alternatives are better or would be welcome tbh. Concentrate on doing what you can, and resist the natural instinct to patrol others behaviour - its not good for your soul.
Come on. There must be a minimum of oversight, otherwise it's a complete and utter farce. Much in the same way as the government puts out speed cameras, carries out stop & searches, inspects tax returns then they must - if they are serious - check that their rules are adhered to.

I most definitely don't go around patrolling others' behaviours, I pay taxes for the government to do so. But since the outcome of this laissez-faire and general slapdashness is more cases, more deaths, more lockdowns... I feel like we should ask for more. If the price for keeping schools open is another lockdown, by all means let's do it. But if we enter Tier 3 because people are twats and go on the Tube without a mask... then I think I'm right in feeling aggrieved about it.

And let me be clear: I'm not asking for punishment, for people to be tarred and feathered and so on: I'm asking for somebody to check. I have 5 friends who either own or manage pubs and pizzerias in West London. None of them has had any checks, from any authorities, to assess their Covid-19 defences. One of them called the council and they just got repeated, verbatim, the contents of a flyer they already received through the mail. How's that serious?
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From 6pm 11 December the following changes in Levels in Scotland will take place:

Moving from Level 4 to Level 3
East Ayrshire
South Ayrshire
Stirling
East Renfrewshire
Renfrewshire
West Dunbartonshire
East Dunbartonshire
Glasgow City
South Lanarkshire
North Lanarkshire
West Lothian

This means no areas will be in Level 4.

Moving from Level 3 to Level 2
Falkirk
Inverclyde
Angus

Moving from Level 2 to Level 1
Scottish Borders
Dumfries and Galloway
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Originally Posted by KARFA View Post
If you go out looking for breaches, you will find them.

What is the alternative? Police on every corner questioning people not wearing coverings? Rigorous enforcement? Local council officers patrolling the streets ready to pounce and looking for any lapse by a restaurant or a pub? It may be the people you spotted on the tube without a covering are exempt - should you challenge them?

I am not sure the alternatives are better or would be welcome tbh. Concentrate on doing what you can, and resist the natural instinct to patrol others behaviour - its not good for your soul.
I don't think that there are any good alternatives with this pandemic. However, I do believe that the Government is stirring up trouble with its super-strict rules and laissez faire attitude to enforcing them. One of the cornerstones of British society is respect for law and order. This means that, generally, the laws that are passed are accepted by the great majority, and thus obeyed by the great majority. Likewise, where they are being flouted by a large number of people, the majority expect the government to do something about it, and the great majority accept that the action is fair and proportionate.

Here we have the situation where there is no consensus on whether the law is good or sensible in the particular circumstances each person encounters and therefore, rightly, there's nothing that the police can do about it without attracting significant criticism. So they do nothing and, broadly, people obey those rules they find it convenient to obey, and not other rules. Which puts all the coronavirus rules into disrepute. If that were all, I wouldn't be concerned - when these laws are repealed, we'll go back to normal: except, we won't. People will become used to ignoring rules they don't like, and become used to blaming the police for enforcing those laws. Think of the arguments over drink driving laws in the 70s, or speeding enforcement by camera in the 90s, or mobile usage in cars in the last decade: all of these were only eliminated when enforcement committing these offences became unacceptable so that tough enforcement was expected. If laws can be ignored, then more laws are ignored.
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I don't think that there are any good alternatives with this pandemic. However, I do believe that the Government is stirring up trouble with its super-strict rules and laissez faire attitude to enforcing them. One of the cornerstones of British society is respect for law and order. This means that, generally, the laws that are passed are accepted by the great majority, and thus obeyed by the great majority. Likewise, where they are being flouted by a large number of people, the majority expect the government to do something about it, and the great majority accept that the action is fair and proportionate.

Here we have the situation where there is no consensus on whether the law is good or sensible in the particular circumstances each person encounters and therefore, rightly, there's nothing that the police can do about it without attracting significant criticism. So they do nothing and, broadly, people obey those rules they find it convenient to obey, and not other rules. Which puts all the coronavirus rules into disrepute. If that were all, I wouldn't be concerned - when these laws are repealed, we'll go back to normal: except, we won't. People will become used to ignoring rules they don't like, and become used to blaming the police for enforcing those laws. Think of the arguments over drink driving laws in the 70s, or speeding enforcement by camera in the 90s, or mobile usage in cars in the last decade: all of these were only eliminated when enforcement committing these offences became unacceptable so that tough enforcement was expected. If laws can be ignored, then more laws are ignored.
Its an interesting theory for sure. But Im not so sure that laws arent already subject to a good deal of opt-out.

Virtually no driver sticks rigidly to the speed limits, plenty of people are willing to pay trades in cash to avoid tax, lots of people use illegal streams to watch sports, and who has never seen a joint being smoked?

Id argue that what really made the difference in two of the examples you cite - drink driving and seatbelts (which I agree are laws which are generally obeyed) - is that hearts and minds were won through marketing campaigns over a sustained period, and they became socially unacceptable.
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