Darlington, including Middleton St. George, has been placed under Tier 4 Covid restrictions from Midnight tonight.

MEETING FRIENDS AND FAMILY.  No household mixing, aside from support bubbles and two people meeting in public outdoor spaces.

BARS, PUBS AND RESTAURANTS.  Hospitality closed, aside from sales by takeaway, drive-through or delivery.

RETAIL.  Essential shops can open. Non-essential retail must close and can only open for click-and-collect and delivery.

WORK AND BUSINESS.  Everyone must work from home unless they are unable to do so.

EDUCATION.  Early years settings, schools, colleges and universities open during term time. Registered childcare, other supervised activities for childcare purposes, and childcare bubbles permitted.


ACCOMMODATION.  Closed (with limited exceptions).


OVERNIGHT STAYS.  You must not stay overnight away from home. Limited exceptions apply.

WEDDINGS AND FUNERALS.  Funerals of up to 30 people permitted. Wakes and other linked ceremonial events can continue in a group of up to six. Weddings of up to six can continue in exceptional circumstances.

ENTERTAINMENT.  Indoor entertainment closed. Some outdoor attractions may remain open.

PLACES OF WORSHIP.  Open for private prayer and communal worship, but cannot interact with anyone outside household or support bubble.

TRAVELLING.  You must stay at home and only travel for work, education, or other legally permitted reasons. If you must travel, you should stay local, and reduce the number of journeys you make. You must not leave a tier 4 area or stay overnight away from home.

EXERCISE.  You can leave your home to exercise by yourself, with your household or support bubble, or with one person from another household. Outdoor sport allowed but gatherings limit applies except for youth and disabled sport.

RESIDENTIAL CARE.  You can visit relatives in care homes with COVID-secure arrangements such as substantial screens, visiting pods, and window visits.

CLINICALLY EXTREMELY VULNERABLE.  The Clinically Extremely Vulnerable are advised to stay at home as much as possible, except to go outdoors for exercise or to attend health appointments.

Find out what support you can get

For example, if you’re out of work, need to get food, or want to take care of your mental health.


If you have any coronavirus symptoms:

A high temperature, a new, continuous cough. Loss of, or change to your sense of smell or taste.

Get a test and stay at home.

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