Carlisle’s addition to the list of locations under “Tier 2” restrictions means changes to what is and is not now legally allowed behaviour.

The most significant change is that it is now not allowed for people in the Carlisle area to socialise with anyone outside of their household or “support bubble” in an indoor setting.

This is the case both at home and in a public place.

In other words, people in the Carlisle area can only socialise with whoever they already live with, or the people with which they have formed a “support bubble”.

In addition, socialising in a group of more than six people outside is not allowed, including in a “garden or other spaces”.

“Businesses and venues can continue to operate, in a Covid-secure manner, other than those that remain closed in law,” the Government website explains.

“Certain businesses are required to ensure customers only consume food and drink while seated, and must close between 10pm and 5am.

“Businesses and venues selling food for consumption off the premises can continue to do so after 10pm as long as this is through delivery service, click-and-collect or drive-through.”

Schools, colleges, universities and places of worship can stay open. Weddings and funerals can go ahead, with restrictions on numbers.

Exercise classes and organised sport can continue to take place outdoors; these will only be permitted indoors if it is possible for people to avoid mixing with people they do not live with or share a support bubble with.

There are exceptions for supervised activities for under-18s, and disability sport

Residents are allowed to continue to travel to venues or amenities that are open, for work or to access education, but should look to reduce the number of journeys you make where possible

Residents in the Carlisle area must continue to wear a face covering and socially distance.