New Lockdown Tiers Announced

Following government announcements earlier this week about tighter restrictions post-lockdown, the tiers for each area were announced today, with Herefordshire one of the many counties to be placed in Tier 2.

So, what does this mean for Hereford’s businesses?

When lockdown ends, just after midnight on Wednesday 2nd December, shops, gyms and personal care businesses, including hairdressers, will be able to reopen.

In Tier 2 restaurants and cafes will also be able to reopen but pubs and bars will have to remain closed, unless they are able to operate as a restaurant, providing ‘substantial meals.’ All restaurant, and pubs that can stay open, must follow a 11pm curfew, with final orders taken before 10pm, unless they're offering click-and-collect or takeaway services.

This early closure (11pm) also applies to amusement arcades, cinemas, theatres, and bowling alleys.

You can find more information from the government about local tier restrictions here.

Grants & Support

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Find out more about the extended Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

Find out more about further support for local businesses from Herefordshire Council

Here for businesses

With businesses still facing a challenging time, we want to reassure our members that the Hereford BID are here to support them in any way we can, whatever is needed at this time of uncertainty.

Businesses can continue to contact the office on 01432 376 830 or email the team here.