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Tier 4 restrictions

Posted: Wed Dec 23, 2020 7:03 pm
by Roger Shephard
The announcement today that Hampshire, plus the Southampton Unitary Authority area will move into Tier 4 alongside Portsmouth, Gosport and Fareham that are already in it, will undoubtably cause disruption to our planned rides. Tier 4 dwellers may meet with only one other person from a different household or bubble in an open public space if they are both alone.

The New Forest is excluded from the move into Tier 4 but this does not mean that we can all jump in our cars and ride in the Forest because Tier 4 dwellers may not travel outside the area except for work or education.

At the moment I have not seen a Covid map defining the "New Forest" but I am guessing that our Lyndhurst and Burley, and possibly Christchurch members can organise rides for similarly located members, but not of course as a free for all from any Tier 4 dwellers.

I'll see what I can discover and come back with a bit more info, but in the meantime I suggest that ride leaders need to examine what they are offering and whether it complies with Govt restrictions, and post on the forum accordingly.

Best regards

Roger Shephard
Chairman

Re: Tier 4 restrictions

Posted: Wed Dec 23, 2020 9:00 pm
by Roger Shephard
Hi All

Ian Taylor's link to NFDC is very helpful. Announcement from NFDC here https://www.newforest.gov.uk/coronavirus

I was struggling to find a sub link from NFDC to a map. However, Ian has now posted a map and it seems pretty clear to me. Interactive map here to work out if you are in the NFDC area https://www.geopunk.co.uk/council/New-Forest-District

The link from NFDC to Govt webpage for Tier 3 takes you here for info on meeting up outdoors in Tier 3 GOV.UK

I conclude that New Forest dwellers in NFDC can organise rides of up to 6 but only for other NFDC dwellers. The rest of us need to know if we are in Tier 3 outside of the NFDC boundary (probably westwards into Dorset, or in Tier 4 (newly in from Boxing Day - Hampshire generally, Southampton; previously in - Portsmouth, Gosport, Fareham) and thus can meet with one person only outside our household or bubble.

Best regards

Roger Shephard
Chairman