With the national lockdown ending on the 2nd December, Health Secretary Matt Hancock has just announced a more severe three tier system than the one that preceded lockdown. Unlike lockdown all non-essential retail can open irrespective of which tier you happen to be in. For more details on what that means for each tier click the link to the government website here

Of course, this is welcome news for all in the gift trade after a lockdown during one of the most important months of the year. 

The tiers are as follows:

Tier One
Isle of Wight
Isles of Scilly
Cornwall

Tier Two
North West
Cumbria
Liverpool City Region
Warrington and Cheshire

Yorkshire
North Yorkshire
York

West Midlands
Worcestershire
Herefordshire
Shropshire and Telford & Wrekin

East Midlands
Northamptonshire
Rutland

East of England
Suffolk
Cambridgeshire, including Peterborough
Norfolk
Essex, Thurrock and Southend on Sea
Bedfordshire and Milton Keynes

London
all 32 boroughs plus the City of London

South East
East Sussex
West Sussex
Brighton and Hove
Hertfordshire
Surrey
Reading
Wokingham
Bracknell Forest
Windsor and Maidenhead
West Berkshire
Hampshire (except the Isle of Wight), Portsmouth and Southampton
Buckinghamshire
Oxfordshire

South West
South Somerset, Somerset West and Taunton, Mendip and Sedgemoor
Bath and North East Somerset
Dorset
Bournemouth
Christchurch
Poole
Gloucestershire
Wiltshire and Swindon
Devon

Tier Three
North East
Tees Valley Combined Authority:

Hartlepool
Middlesbrough
Stockton-on-Tees
Redcar and Cleveland
Darlington

North East Combined Authority:
Sunderland
South Tyneside
Newcastle upon Tyne
North Tyneside
County Durham
North West
Greater Manchester
Northumberland
Lancashire
Gateshead
Blackpool
Blackburn with Darwen

West Midlands
Birmingham and Black Country
Warwickshire, Coventry and Solihull
Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent

East Midlands
Derby and Derbyshire
Nottingham and Nottinghamshire
Lincolnshire
Leicester and Leicestershire

Yorkshire and The Humber
The Humber
West Yorkshire
South Yorkshire

South East
Slough (rest of Berkshire is in tier two)
Kent and Medway

South West
Bristol
South Gloucestershire
North Somerset

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