Statement from the Leader of the Council on the recent Government announcement for London lockdown restrictions moving into Tier 2
Published: Thursday, 15th October 2020
Cllr Steve Curran, Leader of Hounslow Council, said:
“The Government announced today that London will move from the current Tier 1 lockdown restrictions into Tier 2 from midnight on Friday. This puts us in the ‘High’ risk category.
“The most significant change is that it will be illegal to mix with other households indoors, apart from people in your support bubble.
The main additional rules are:
- No household mixing indoors
- No household mixing in pubs, restaurants and other hospitality venues
- Rule of six will apply outdoors
- Pubs and restaurants to shut at 10pm
“Moving to Tier 2 is the right decision. The spread is happening primarily through households - this needs to stop now or we risk seeing more cases and more deaths in Hounslow.
“This should serve as a wake-up call, for any who still need it. We are firmly in the second wave of COVID 19. Cases are rising exponentially, hospitals are seeing increasing numbers of people attending with COVID, more people are becoming acutely ill and this means that more people will die.
“We all need to act responsibly, think of others and play our part to avoid moving to Tier 3, where restrictions are even more severe and will include closing businesses.
“Protecting vulnerable residents remains our number one priority. The Council, alongside our partners, voluntary organisations and community groups, will be making sure those who need help get it.
“As well as following the Tier 2 lockdown rules, it’s also important we all keep doing the basics - wear a face covering, wash your hands regularly and keep a 2m distance from others.
“We’ve got a challenging and tough winter ahead. We need Hounslow residents to pull together as one community and help keep each other safe.”