THE country’s local lockdown tiers will be announced today, revealing what restrictions YOU will be living under for at least the next month.
Health Secretary Matt Hancock will make the announcement in Parliament at 11.30am today after the Government set out its Covid-19 “winter plan” earlier this week.
Each area will be placed into one of three tiers when lockdown ends on December 2 – but the system has been toughened from the previous regime, meaning more authorities will move into the higher tiers.
Areas which make progress in slowing the spread of the virus could still be moved down a tier before Christmas, however, with the first review of the allocations due to take place by December 16.
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London and Liverpool appear poised to avoid strict Tier 3 restrictions – a day after the UK recorded its highest daily Covid death toll since April.
England is returning to a beefed up version of local lockdown restrictions once the shutdown ends on December 2.
Manchester could enter strict Tier 3 measures while it’s likely that “very few” areas will enter Tier 1 restrictions.
The announcement comes after the UK recorded 696 coronavirus deaths in the past 24 hours – the highest figure since April.