Lockdown 3.0 has suspended the Tiers-based guidance and replaced it with a mandatory requirement to Stay at Home ‘unless you have a reasonable excuse.’ The Central Council’s guidance is to adhere to that principle and not go out to ring. This is in line with our guidance during the first period of lockdown when the medical situation was not as bad as it is now.
One difference between the first lockdown and now is that attending a Place of Worship is specifically allowed by law as a ‘reasonable excuse’ provided it is to worship alone or as a household group (the Church of England’s guidance can be found here). The ringing of a single bell or Ellacombe chime (or bells in the case of a ringing household) as part of an act of worship is not prohibited, and if you think it is important enough for a bell or bells to be heard in your community, and you can do it without putting yourselves or others at risk, then that is your decision to make.
CCCBR update: https://cccbr.org.uk/coronavirus/
On the subject of Survival and Recovery during Covid and post-Covid, we have received issues of a newsletter which has been published by the Central Council and the Association of Ringing Teachers . You can download issue 1 here and issue 2 here. There is also a document produced by Matt Lawrence available – Top Tips for Survival and Recovery.