Norwich & Norfolk enters Tier 4
Norwich & Norfolk enters Tier 4 from 00.01 on Boxing Day.
Tier 4 includes multiple new restrictions including the closure of hospitality, non-essential shops, and indoor leisure. No household mixing is allowed, apart from support bubbles and two people meeting in public outdoor spaces. You must stay at home, unless you have a 'reasonable excuse' which includes working (if you cannot work from home) and essential activities such as shopping, education, childcare, exercise, and medical reasons. You must not travel outside of Tier 4 unless for a legally permitted reason.
These new restrictions are in place to keep the population safe.
A range of businesses must close including non-essential retail (click-and-collect is still permitted), hospitality venues (takeaway permitted until 11pm), accommodation (some essential exceptions), leisure and sports facilities, indoor attractions and personal care facilities.
Some essential businesses are able to stay open, such as food shops, pharmacies, garden centres, market stalls selling essential goods, banks, and others. For a full list, visit the Government website.
Grants & Business Support
A range of grants are available for businesses. These can be found via local government websites, alongside further help and advice.
The Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CBILS), and the Bounce Back Loan Scheme (BBLS) have both been extended until 31st March 2021.
The Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (furlough) has been extended to the end of April 2021.
You can also find more information about Coronavirus support from the New Anglia LEP for Norfolk & Suffolk.