Merton, along with the rest of London, is moving to a high (or Tier-2) Covid-19 Alert Level from 00.01 on Saturday 17 October.
I argued that restrictions should be on a Borough by Borough basis, but they will apply to the whole City.
This means people must not meet anyone from outside their household or support bubble indoors – not at home or in a public place.
People can only meet people outdoors in up to groups of six and should reduce the number of journeys they make.
You can read more specific guidance on these new rules here: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/local-covid-alert-level-high
You can read the legislation behind these rules here: https://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/2020/1104/made