The Government's new three-tiered system of local COVID alert levels comes into force today in England. There are now three local COVID alert levels: medium, high and very high. Devon is at 'medium' alert level
What do local COVID alert levels mean?
Local COVID alert levels set out information for local authorities, residents and workers about what to do and how to manage the outbreak in their area.
It lets you know what you can and cannot do if you live, work or travel in each local COVID alert level. You can find out the alert level of your local area by using your postcode on the government's website. Devon is at 'medium' alert.
Why is the government introducing local COVID alert levels? The government wants to make sure the right levels of intervention are made in the right places to manage corornavirus outbreaks. They've simplified and standardised local rules so it's easier for everyone to understand what they can and can't do, depending on how prevalent coronavirus is in their area.
Devon is 'medium local COVID alert level'. What does that mean?
Medium alert level areas are subject to the national restrictions that continue to be in place.
You should continue to:
Full guidance on the restrictions in place to help reduce the spread of COVID-19 in an area where the local COVID alert level is medium is available on the government website.