Coronavirus action

Oxford city to go into Tier 2 measures

The city of Oxford will be moved into the government’s ‘high’ or tier 2 alert level after a further rise in cases of coronavirus. The move means that Oxford residents and visitors will need to abide by new rules from 00.01hrs on Saturday 31 October.

Evidence continues to show that, in the past three weeks, the virus has spread to a much wider age range across the county and is no longer confined to younger people in urban areas. Hospital admissions have begun to increase as a result.

As a result:

People must not meet socially with anybody outside their household or support bubble in any indoor setting, whether at home or in a public place.

They must not meet in a group of more than six outside, including in a garden or other space.

They should aim to reduce the number of journeys they make where possible. If they need to travel, they should walk or cycle where possible. If taking public transport, they should plan ahead and avoid busy times and routes.

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