Tier 4 for Cambridgeshire
key update from John Bridge OBE DL

It was announced yesterday that from 26th December, Boxing Day, Cambridgeshire will be joining Peterborough in Tier 4 although Stamford remains in Tier 3.

According to the Government they took this decisive action ahead of the formal review on 30 December due to the exponential rises in cases in the South East and East of England, and you can access their press release here

My comments on the real necessity for the longer-term financial support essential for businesses in Tiers 3 and 4 were covered in my update on Tuesday and remain as relevant today for Cambridgeshire businesses as well and can be found here

Coronavirus Local Restrictions Support Grant (for Tier 4 closed businesses)

The Local Restrictions Support Grant (LRSG (Closed)) supports businesses that have been required to close due to temporary local restrictions. Guidance has been updated to reflect that all Tier 4 businesses required to close will be eligible for grants of up to £1,500 for each 14-day period of closure; the grants will be administered by local authorities. Guidance also amended to reflect UK’s updated state aid agreement with the EU Commission. 

For more information, click here

Tier 4: Stay at Home 

Guidance has been updated to explain what you can and cannot do in areas with a very rapidly rising level of infections, where tighter restrictions are in place. Updates include: 'Where and when you can meet in larger groups', and 'Travelling out of a Tier 4 area' which has been updated to include a legally permitted reason to travel, 'to provide emergency assistance, and to avoid injury or illness, or to escape a risk of harm (such as domestic abuse)'.

For more information, click here

We will be updating you with all the relevant information as it becomes available, as well as the details of the potential agreement with the EU as we understand expected imminently.

Keep safe and healthy over the festive season.

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