Vogue Williams has flouted Tier 4 rules by flying to St. Barts for a family holiday, eight days after London was plunged into the new restrictions.
The presenter, 35 – who lives in Battersea, London, with husband Spencer Matthews and their two children – looked happy as she enjoyed a beach jog in the French Caribbean, despite rules advising against all but essential travel.
Travel abroad for leisure is banned under Tier 4 guidelines. Travel exceptions are only allowed for reasons such as work, education and childcare.
Vogue was last spotted in London hours after the capital entered into Tier 4 restrictions on Sunday, December 20.
Bad move: Vogue Williams flouted Tier 4 rules as she was spotted on a family holiday to St. Barts on Monday, eight days after the capital was plunged into the new restrictions
The outing comes little over a week since Vogue lamented the new restrictions – and expressed her sadness that she would not make it home to Ireland for Christmas.
The star showcased her taut midriff in a bright orange crop-top paired with navy shorts that displayed her honed legs as she ran down the beach with a pal.
She wore her caramel tresses in a high bun and accessorised with trendy shades.
Vogue was accompanied by a shirtless pal as she got her morning exercise in, with son Theodore, two, and mother-in-law Jane Matthews watching on.
An active social media user, the star has thus far, made no mention of her trip on Instagram.
Vogue’s husband Spencer and their daughter Gigi, five months, were not seen at the beach.
Family trip: Vogue spent the day at the beach with her son Theodore, two and mother-in-law Jane Matthews
Holiday: The presenter, 35, who lives in Battersea, London with husband Spencer Matthews and their two children, enjoyed a jog down the beach in the French Caribbean, despite rules advising against all but essential travel (above with a friend)
TIER 4 RESTRICTIONS – WHAT ARE THE RULES?
In Tier 4, no household mixing is allowed, though one person can meet one other person outside in a public space
You cannot meet other people indoors, including over the Christmas and New Year period, unless you live with them, or they are part of your support bubble.
Nobody can enter or leave Tier 4 areas and residents must not stay overnight away from home
You cannot leave or be outside of the place you are living unless you have a reasonable excuse
Outdoors, you can only meet one person from another household.
All hospitality is closed, except for takeaways and deliveries, and accommodation and entertainment venues must shut
Travel exceptions are only allowed for reasons such as work, education and childcare. Leisure travel abroad is not permitted.
Mailonline has contacted representatives for Vogue Williams for comment.
Vogue is a frequent visitor to St. Barts as husband Spencer Matthews’ parents own the five-star Eden Rock hotel on the island.
Travel exceptions are only allowed for reasons such as work, education and childcare.
The Foreign and Commonwealth Office advises against all but essential travel to St Martin and St Barts.
All travellers over the age of 11 must undertake an obligatory test for COVID-19 within 72 hours before departure for St Martin & St Barthélemy. The traveller must show proof of a negative result before embarking.
Delight: The star looked relaxed and happy as she chatted with a friend
Sporty: The star showcased her taut midriff in a bright orange crop-top paired with navy shorts that displayed her honed legs as she ran down the beach with a pal
Off-duty style: She wore her caramel tresses in a high bun and accessorised with trendy shades
There she is: Vogue was seen stepping out in London on Sunday, December 20 – hours after London and the south east were plunged into Tier 4
Travellers must also provide a self -certified document stating that they have no COVID symptoms and that to their knowledge they have not been in contact with any person confirmed positive within the last 14 days.
Vogue and husband Spencer are frequent visitors to St.Barts, usually travelling to the island for a festive break each year.
In Tier 4, no household mixing is allowed, though one person can meet one other person outside in a public space, while all non-essential shops and businesses must close, including personal care and indoor entertainment.
Nobody can enter or leave Tier 4 areas and residents must not stay overnight away from home.
Bronzed: Vogue showed off her washboard abs as she ran down the beach
Chat: The star was seen chatting to a friend who held her son Theodore during the day
What’s going on? The star looked in good spirits as she ran down the beach
In the ‘very high’ alert level, no household mixing is allowed indoors or outdoors, except in parks and public gardens.
All hospitality is closed, except for takeaways and deliveries, and accommodation and entertainment venues must shut.
Vogue shared her disappointment on Saturday evening following the UK government’s announcement that London and the South East were being plunged into strict Tier 4 restrictions from midnight.
Morning jog: Vogue was accompanied by a friend as she enjoyed a jog
Pandemic: The star has travelled to the Caribbean amid the pandemic
Posting on her Instagram Stories, Vogue wrote: ‘Feeling so sad for those who can’t spend Christmas with family. Also so sad for those with businesses having to close again.’
‘I hope everyone can still enjoy themselves whatever they do. I wonder if I’ll ever get back to Ireland. I was meant to be there until yesterday but had to cancel again. Stay positive everyone,’ she wrote alongisde a crying emoji.
Vogue is based in Battersea, London, with her husband Spencer Matthews, 32, and their two children Theodore, two, and Gigi, five months, with her family are still over in Ireland, where she also owns a home.
It comes amid warnings England could be plunged into ‘Tier 5’ restrictions within days after scientists were said to have advised Boris Johnson to impose tougher measures than those in November’s lockdown – with secondary schools, pubs and non-essential shops shut.
But where was she? Vogue shared a sweet snap with her children on Christmas Eve but it is unclear what country she was in
Although it is unclear if the new measures will be called ‘Tier 5’, SAGE is thought to have warned the Prime Minister that they must be tougher than the Tier 4 restrictions currently in place.
A scientist advising the Government’s top scientists warned today that national restrictions must be imposed to prevent a ‘catastrophe’ in January and February, and said the Government should act ‘early’.
It could become clear whether Tier 4 is putting the brakes on the spread of the virus within days, because it can take up to two weeks for someone who has been infected to develop symptoms and then get a Covid-19 test. But the Christmas break may mean it takes longer for the tiers impact to become clear.
The spread of the virus is being driven by a mutant strain, scientists have said, which is thought to be at least 50 per cent more infectious than other strains.
Family: Vogue’s husband Spencer and their daughter Gigi, five months, were not seen at the beach