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Everything open in Tier 4 including how to get a pint from your local pub

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Millions more in England must follow government instruction to "Stay at Home" after new Tier 4 announcements on Wednesday.

Matt Hancock announced a new list of areas under Tier 4 rule from the House of Commons on Wednesday afternoon, as a new, more infectious strain of Covid-19 spreads throughout the country.

It comes after the UK recorded its highest ever figure of 53,135 new coronavirus cases.

We've taken an in-depth look at where those moving into Tier 4 on Thursday will be able to shop, eat, work out and more.

Are takeaways open in tier 4?

Yes, and in fact venues that would normally be open to eat and drink in their premises, can now only stay open for takeaway and delivery between 5am and 11pm.

That means if you fancy a pint from the tap at your local you must order online beforehand and leave the premises before drinking.

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Specifically hospitality venues such as cafés, restaurants, pubs, bars and social clubs can stay open to provide food and drink for takeaway click-and-collect, drive-through or delivery.

As expected, you can leave home to collect food or drink ordered through click-and-collect or as a takeaway, but you should stay local.

Are charity shops open in Tier 4?

Charity shops are considered as non-essential retailers meaning they must remain closed in Tier 4 areas.

People are asked to not leave donations outside of closed charity shops as this is considered fly-tipping and will add extra burden to local council services to clean up.

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However, charities, like other closed venues, can continue to be able to operate click-and-collect (where goods are pre-ordered and collected off the premises) and delivery services.

So, if you fancy discovering unique items at bargain prices, you can surf through the virtual stalls of your favourite charities online.

Are garages open in Tier 4?

Fortunately, you won't find yourself in a pickle if your car breaks down, as car garages and repair shops are considered essential services and therefore can stay open in Tier 4.

Specifically, the Government guidelines state that "petrol stations, automatic (but not manual) car washes, vehicle repair and MOT services, bicycle shops, and taxi and vehicle hire businesses" are permitted to stay open, following COVID-19 secure guidelines.

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Are gyms open in Tier 4?

Not only gyms, but also all kinds of indoors exercise activities must close. This includes leisure and sports facilities such as leisure centres and indoor gyms, indoor swimming pools, indoor sports courts, indoor fitness and dance studios, indoor riding centres, and indoor climbing walls.

You can still avoid a "lockdown belly" though. According to the guidelines :

"Outdoor sports courts, outdoor gyms, golf courses, outdoor swimming pools, archery/driving/shooting ranges, riding centres and playgrounds can remain open for individual exercise, and for people to use with others within your household, support bubble, or with one person from another household.

"Organised outdoor sport for under 18s and disabled people will be allowed."

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Are DIY shops open in Tier 4?

B&Q, Homebase, Wickes and other DIY stores are allowed to stay open in Tier 4 areas of England as they are classed as essential retail.

Hardware stores, as well as building merchants and suppliers of building products are all considered to provide essential services, but will still need to be Covid-secure with social distancing enabled.

It's a good idea to check the opening times of your local branch on the retailer's website, as some stores might operate shorter hours.

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Are hairdressers and barbers open in Tier 4?

All close contact services including mobile must close in Tier 4.

This means that personal care facilities such as hair, beauty, tanning and nail salons. Tattoo parlours, spas, massage parlours, body and skin piercing services must also close. These services should not be provided in other people’s homes, either.

But mobile hairdressers, barbers and therapists in Tier 4 areas can travel to work in tiers 1, 2 and 3, according to the National Hair & Beauty Federation.

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