Meanwhile, Health Secretary Matt Hancock took to the Commons to lay out the Government’s reasons for implementing the new system.
Mr Hancock told MPs: “Hope is on the horizon but we still have further to go. So we must all dig deep.
“We should see these restrictions not as a boundary to push, but as a limit on what the public health advice says we can safely do in any area.”
Tier 3 restrictions have been handed out to 21 local authorities across the country, including Birmingham, Leeds, Sheffield, Tees Valley and the North East Combined Authority.