Cranleigh is staying in Tier 2 restrictions following a government review of Covid restrictions.
The move for Surrey from Tier 2 to Tier 3 (Very high) will come into force at midnight on Saturday, but excludes Waverley.
It follows a sharp rise in Covid cases in parts of Surrey, with cases also rising in the past week in Waverley but at a slower pace than the rest of the county.
Covid rules are still due to be slightly relaxed over the Christmas period, allowing ‘bubbles’ of up to three households between 23rd and 27th December.
These Christmas bubbles can mix indoors and outdoors during this time.
However, people are being advised to be sensible about the rules, with England’s chief medical officer Chris Whitty saying:
“Keep it small, keep it short, keep it local and think of the most vulnerable people.”
Commenting on the announcement on Twitter, Angela Richardson MP said:
Right decision for #Waverley residents and one that Surrey MPs have successfully jointly argued for consideration, based on numbers. Understandably difficult news for rest of #Surrey including #Guildford. A continued vigilance required by all. https://t.co/zEM4ahzOPa
— Angela Richardson MP #HandsFaceSpace (@AJRichardsonMP) December 17, 2020
Despite the exemption for Waverley, Cranleigh Chamber of Commerce and Surrey Hills Enterprises have decided to cancel their Surrey Hills Artisan Market, due to take place on Sunday.
With many of the stallholders living in Tier 3 parts of Surrey, and the event likely to attract visitors from outside of Waverley, the organisers decided the responsible course of action was to cancel the event.
New dates will be confirmed in the New Year.