The Government has announced that London wll Move to Tier 3 along with other parts of the south, this news was delivered in conjunction with the bombshell that there seems to be a fast spreading varient of the virus that may be responsible for the increase in cases in certain areas..

Health Secretary Matt Hancock on Monday confirmed the move as he addressed lawmakers in the House of Commons. He said British authorities had identified a new variant of the virus that may be linked with the faster spread of cases in southeast England.

“Initial analysis suggests that this variant is growing faster than the existing variants,” Hancock said, adding that, so far, 1,000 cases of the new variant had been identified in England.

“There is currently nothing to suggest that this variant is more likely to cause serious disease, and the latest clinical advice is it’s highly unlikely this mutation would fail to respond to a vaccine.”

This will will mean that hospitality venues in these areas will have to close or offer a takeaway service only. The rules for Tier 3 can be found here