By Matthew Roscoe • 20 October 2020 • 16:25
TIER ‘loophole’ means that Brits who live in Tier 2 and 3 areas could mix indoors together if it was for ‘work purposes’.
The Tier confusion means that although people under Tier 2 and Tier 3 rules cannot socialise indoors, due to government restrictions, they could technically meet for lunch at their favourite pub or coffee shop without any repercussions.
A representative from the struggling hospitality industry spoke about the ‘loophole’ and how damaging it could be for the sector if ‘work purpose’ lunches and gatherings were to be banned, regardless of which Tier area people were from.
Kate Nicholls, chief executive of trade body UKHospitality, said “We’re asking for urgent clarification because in central London, if the working lunch is gone, there’s no trade.”
Currently, up to 30 people from different households can meet up indoors for work, although the venue has to follow covid guidelines, according to government protocols.
“People are permitted to meet indoors for work purposes in high or very high areas,” a government spokesman told the Telegraph, however, government guidance states that workers are encouraged to work from home where possible.
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