Will people still be able to do their Christmas shopping in tier 3? (Picture: Getty)
Tier three areas have the highest alert levels in England, and are under the toughest restrictions.
The areas must adhere to limited social mixing, and pubs and bars that cannot serve substantial meals are forced to close.
Greater Manchester went into tier three lockdown from Friday morning, with other cities following suit on Saturday.
Can shops still remain open in these areas?
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Are non-essential shops open in tier 3?
Non-essential shops are still allowed to stay open in ‘high risk’ areas.
That means clothes, tech, makeup, and other kinds of stores will still be open for you to do your Christmas shopping.
Non-essential shops can remain open (Picture: Daniel LEAL-OLIVAS / AFP)
You will have to wear a face mask when inside, and remain socially distanced from other shoppers.
Many were worried that non-essential shops would be forced to close, as they did when England entered a national lockdown back in March.
In Wales, all non-essential shops will close from 6pm tonight.
But in Northern Ireland, non-essential shops have not been ordered to shut as part of its four-week lockdown.
It is currently unclear what shop measures Scotland will bring in as their new tier lockdown measures.
What areas are in tier 3 lockdown?
Liverpool City Region
- The Wirral
- St Helens
- Blackburn with Darwen
- Ribble Valley
- South Ribble
- West Lancashire
Liverpool was the first area to go into tier three lockdown (Picture: Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)
The following will enter tier 3 lockdown from Saturday October 24:
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