What will the Tier border be between London and Kent? – Kent Live



The Prime Minister announced yesterday (November 23) that the country would be entering a new stricter tier system when the country leaves lockdown next week.

The lockdown is set to end on December 2 with the countries returning to the previous tier system but with more restrictions that previously.

No official information has come out as to which tier Kent will be put it and this is expected to be announced Thursday.

During the last tiered system, Kent was in the lowest of Tier 1 with our neighbours in London going in Tier 2 on October 17.

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With just over a week until we are out of lockdown many people are wondering exactly where the borders are for Kent and London especially if we end up in different tiers again.

Where are the borders?

The map below shows a red line highlighting the Kent border.

Everything inside the red line is in Kent and is expected to all be under the same tiered restrictions from December 3.

Bexley

Erith, Bexleyheath, Sidcup, Welling, West Heath, and Thamesmead East all fall under Bexley and so will all fall under whichever tier London ends up in.

This interactive map below shows the border with Kent more closely.

Everything contained within the red lines is in Bexley.

All the town and villages to the east, like Dartford, Darenth, and Swanley, fall under Kent.

To the south, lies Bromley.

Bromley

Belvedere, Biggin Hill, Beckenham, Petts Wood, Chelsfield, and Shooters Hill all fall under Bromley.

Everything within the red lines below is in Bromley.

Crockenhill, Eynsford, Shoreham, Halstead, and Knockholt, to the east, all fall under Kent.

For those that still don’t know if they are within the area, they can use the government’s online postcode checker to find out which alert level your area is in.

What are the new tiers?

The new tiers announced yesterday (November 23) are slightly different and stricter than previously.

Tier 1

Tier one returns to the rule of 6 for socialising in groups both indoors and outdoors.

Businesses will be able to reopen while adhering to COVID safe restrictions meaning businesses such as nightclubs will remain closed.

Pubs and restaurants can reopen but for table service only and must close between 11pm and 5am with last orders at 10pm.

You can travel to other tiered areas but should follow the restrictions of the area you are in and should avoid tier 3 areas unless necessary.

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Tier 2

Tier 2 means no rule of 6 indoors unless they are part of your support bubble or in an indoor setting.

The rule of 6 will still apply when outside and businesses can operate as in tier 1 with a few major differences.

Pubs and bars will have to close unless they can operate as restaurants and alcohol can only be served with meals.

You can travel but should continue to follow tier 2 restrictions in other areas even if they are in tier 1 and should avoid overnight stays in tier 3 areas.

Tier 3

Tier 3 remains very similar to lockdown with no socially meeting indoors or outdoors with anyone you do not live with.

All bars, pubs, cafes and restaurants will remain closed but can operate as takeaways, click and collect, drive-through or delivery.

All indoor entertainment venues will remain closed, as well as accommodation such as hotels and B&Bs.

You should avoid travelling to any other part of the UK unless necessary.