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What the new tier system means for getaways The 23 countries you can (feasibly) visit after lockdown How to get a Covid test for your holiday Can you travel between tiers at Christmas? Sign up to the Telegraph Travel newsletter It's official: lockdown 2.0 is over, and Britons are once again allowed to go on holiday. The Government's contentious new Tier system comes into motion today, and while that means the vast majority of regions in England are now subject to Tier 2 or Tier 3 regulations, many of us can travel again; both domestically and abroad. Hotels and self-catering accommodation in England can reopen for leisure purposes in tiers 1 and 2, so long as you follow your regional rules, opening the door to staycations again. You may also now leave the country, and there are several destinations that have travel corridors, meaning you won't have to quarantine upon your return. Those in Tier 3, alas, are advised against all 'non-essential travel'. There are however three English regions in the lowest Tier 1 category: Cornwall, the Isles of Scilly and the Isle of Wight. In other news today, the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine has now been approved for use in the UK, Heath Secretary Matt Hancock confirmed, paving the way for mass vaccination to start as early as next week. Scroll down for the latest news.
People should wear face masks in indoor spaces such as at work, in schools and when at home receiving visitors, the World Health Organisation (WHO) has said. WHO updated its guidance on masks to encourage people in areas of suspected high Covid-19 transmission to wear non-medical masks in certain indoor spaces. The advice issued by the UN agency comes despite “limited evidence” of the effectiveness of mask wearing by the public in the community.
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Health Secretary Matt Hancock fought back tears as he revealed his step-grandfather caught Covid-19 in Liverpool and died on November 18. The Health Secretary told MPs of the death within his family as he concluded the six-hour debate on the new tier restrictions to be implemented in England from Wednesday to replace the national lockdown. He told the Commons: "In my family, as in so many others, we've lost a loving husband, a father, a grandfather to this awful disease". The Health Secretary added "from the bottom of my heart I want to say thank you to everyone in Liverpool for getting this awful virus under control". "It's down by four-fifths in Liverpool", he continued, "that's what we can do if we work together in a spirit of common humanity. We've got to beat this, we've got to beat it together." .
The PM urged caution about the speed at which doses of the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine will be delivered.
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The Duke of Sussex suggested that the coronavirus pandemic was a rebuke from mother nature as he urged everyone to "be a raindrop" and repair the Earth. Throwing his weight behind a new Netflix-style streaming platform for climate documentaries, the Duke said it was vital that viewers were "uplifted, educated and inspired" to take action. He said tbecoming a father had made him query the point of having children if the world they inherited was "on fire". He was in conversation with Ellen Windemuth and Sam Sutaria from Waterbear, a new online platform offering free content from more than 80 charities and NGOs worldwide. Speaking in his capacity as president of African Parks, he said: "Every single raindrop that falls from the sky relieves the parched ground. What if every one of us was a raindrop? If every single one of us cared? We do, because we have to, because at the end of the day nature is our life source. "Being in nature is the most healing part of life. I truly believe that's one reason why it's there."