Millions more people in England will enter tier two – high alert – from Saturday. The
government has announced that areas including Yorkshire and the Humber, parts of the West and East Midlands, Luton and Oxford City will face tighter rules, including a ban on household mixing indoors. For a reminder of what tier your area is in, that’s here. Meanwhile, Cyprus and Lithuania have been added to the UK government’s quarantine list, meaning travellers from those places must self-isolate for two weeks from Sunday.