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Norwich enters Tier 2 from Wednesday 2 December

Following the news today, it has been announced that the East of England, including Norwich and Norfolk, will enter Tier 2 on Wednesday 2 December. Public health must be a priority for Norwich and Norfolk, but it remains true that this news will be a blow for many, particularly in the hospitality industry, who have been impacted so heavily throughout the year.

Alongside many other BIDs across the UK, and following our work on the #RaisetheBar campaign, we will be campaigning for additional financial and practical support for businesses. We will share information and actions with our businesses within the next 48 hours.

Tier 2: High Restrictions

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For full details of the Tier 2 Restrictions, visit the Government website.

Key Points for local businesses

Individuals must not socialise indoors with anybody who is not part of their household or in their support bubble.


May reopen following Covid-secure best practice.

Pay extra attention to queue management. Consider extending opening hours. Follow this link for queue management guidance, and resources.

Personal Care

May reopen, following Covid-secure best practice.


May reopen, following Covid-secure best practice. Social contact rules must be followed.


Pubs and bars must close, unless operating as restaurants.

Alcohol can only be served alongside substantial meals. For more details on what a substantial meal is, follow this link.

Table service only must be provided in premises which sell alcohol.

Last orders at 10pm, with business closure from 11pm-5am (some exceptions in place, including motorway services).

Take-away can be continued after 10pm, as long as this is through delivery, click-and-collect, or drive-through.


All businesses must close by 11pm. If performances in cinemas, theatres, and concert halls began before after 10pm, they may stay open beyond 11pm until the performance has concluded.

Attendance at outdoor and indoor events is permitted, but capacity is limited to the lowest figure at either 50% capacity, 1000 people indoors or 2000 people outdoors.

Financial Support

Norwich City Council has a range of grants available, including a new Local Restrictions Support grant.

For a list of all local authority grants, visit the New Anglian LEP website.

For more business support please visit the New Anglia Growth Hub.


We’re here to help. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to get in touch.