Tier 2 Council Service Update

New Tier 2 restrictions will apply in Reading from Wednesday 2 December.

From this date:

  • You must not socialise with anyone you do not live with or who is not in your support bubble in any indoor setting, whether at home or in a public place
  • You must not socialise in a group of more than 6 people outside, including in a garden or a public space – this is called the ‘rule of 6’

More details on how the restrictions will work.

Changes to Council Services

The following Council services were closed during November under the national lockdown.

Services that will now open:

  • Reading Museum, for booked visits  
  • Weddings and civil partnerships can now take place at the Town Hall. Our ceremony room can accommodate 12 (this includes the couple, the witnesses, the photographer and guests, including children).
  • 30 people can attend funeral ceremonies, and 12 people can attend linked commemorative events.
  • RSL Leisure centres at South Reading, Palmer Park and Meadway will reopen for booked sessions
  • Outdoor sports such as football
  • Reading Arts venues – the Hexagon and South Street Arts Centre

For full details on how our services are affected.

Keep up to date

You can also keep up to date by following our social media @ReadingCouncil on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. You can also sign up to our residents email.

Support for vulnerable people

The One Reading Community Hub will be offering support for vulnerable residents during this difficult time.

Support for local businesses

Find out how we are supporting local businesses during the national restriction period.

Support for wellbeing

We know increased restrictions can impact on everyone’s mental and physical health. We’ll be signposting to where you can get help and support.