Following the announcement from government, Huntingdonshire is to be placed in Tier 2 alongside the rest of Cambridgeshire and Peterborough as national lockdown restrictions come to an end on Wednesday 2 December.

Huntingdonshire currently has one of the lowest infection rates in the country, so while we are disappointed to be in a higher tier of restrictions than prior to lockdown, I urge residents and businesses to continue their diligent and sensible efforts to reduce transmission rates. I sympathise with many who feel frustrated with the continuation of restrictions; however, we have come too far to give up now and we must therefore continue to follow national guidance for the tier we are in. As much as I understand and share people’s frustration it will not help anybody, and certainly not our struggling businesses, if we see transmission rates start to rise again.

The district council will continue to administer government support in the form of financial grants for eligible businesses. More information about this and other support can be found on our website.

Full details about Tier 2 restrictions can be found in the government’s leaflet.