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This lockdown postcode checker will tell you which coronavirus lockdown tier restrictions are in place in your local area.

Almost all of England will enter Tier 2 or Tier 3 when the country's second national shutdown ends on December 2.

It means more than 55million people, or 99% of the country, have been banned from mixing with family and friends indoors.

There are three tiers under the revamped system, which is tougher than before on the hospitality sector while allowing limited attendance at sporting events in some regions.

Shops, gyms and hairdressers will be allowed to reopen in all tiers when the month-long lockdown ends next week.

The alert levels remain the same – Tier 3 is "very high", Tier 2 is "high" and Tier 1 is "medium".

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More than 55million people in England, or 99%, are in Tier 2 and 3

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Large swathes of the Midlands, North East and North West are in the most restrictive Tier 3, sparking anger in some cities and counties, but London will be in Tier 2.

Only the Isle of Wight, Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly have been placed in the lowest Tier 1 set of restrictions, with people in all other parts of England set to face more serious limits to their freedom.

Liverpool, which had been in Tier 3 before the lockdown, will move to Tier 2 in recognition of efforts to curb the spread of coronavirus.

In Tier 1, the rule of six applies indoors and outdoors, people are urged to work from home if they can and pubs are limited to table service.

The majority of England will be in Tier 2, where the restrictions mean a ban on households mixing indoors and pubs, and restaurants only able to sell alcohol with a "substantial meal".

Tier 3 measures mean a ban on households mixing, except in limited circumstances such as parks.

The restrictions for those living in a Tier 3 area

The alert level for Tier 2 is "high"

Bars and restaurants will be limited to takeaway or delivery services and people will be advised to avoid travelling outside their area.

Restrictions are due to be eased across the UK at Christmas to allow families to see each other.

People will be allowed to form "bubbles" of three households over a five-day period, from December 23-27.

The restrictions for people living in areas in Tier 1

Northern Ireland's window is December 22-28 to give its residents more time to travel.

Alluding to a vaccine, Health Secretary Matt Hancock told MPs as the tiers were allocated: "Hope is on the horizon but we still have further to go so we must all dig deep.

"The end is in sight, we mustn't give up now."

He added: "We must follow these new rules and make sure that our actions today will save lives in future and help get our country through this."

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