Cumbria moved to Covid Tier 4 from 31 December 2020

Due to the government announcement this afternoon, the whole of Cumbria has now been placed into Tier 4. The rules for travel in a Tier 4 area are below. Please take particular notice of the rule about exercise, you can travel a short distance within your tier 4 area. It does not mean you can travel from the other end of the country from one tier 4 area to another. Please stay at home as much as possible. We will continue to rescue people in trouble on the fells, we always will when we can, but be aware that the more people we have to recover from the fells then the greater the chances that our numbers will be reduced because members have to self-isolate due to contact with casualties who have Coronavirus. This may mean a delay in attending to the next casualty :-
Travelling within a Tier 4 area
If you live in a Tier 4 area, you must not leave your home unless you have a reasonable excuse (for example, for work or education purposes). If you need to travel you should stay local – meaning avoiding travelling outside of your village, town or the part of a city where you live – and look to reduce the number of journeys you make overall. The list of reasons you can leave your home and area include, but are not limited to:
– work, where you cannot work from home
– accessing education and for caring responsibilities
– visiting those in your support bubble – or your childcare bubble for childcare
– visiting hospital, GP and other medical appointments or visits where you have had an accident or are concerned about your health
– buying goods or services from premises that are open in Tier 4 areas, including essential retail, but these should be within your local area wherever possible
– outdoor recreation or exercise. This should be done locally wherever possible, but you can travel a short distance within your Tier 4 area to do so if necessary (for example, to access an open space)
– attending the care and exercise of an animal, or veterinary services.