New limitations for three areas moving into Tier 2

 New limitations for three areas moving into Tier 2

Stoke-on-Trent, Coventry and Slough will move into coronavirus Tier 2 limitations – and conversations are under method on Warrington being positioned into Tier 3.

Health Secretary Matt Hancock made the statement in parliament, as he cautioned it would be “disastrous” not to act and let COVID-19 “release its full blast”.

The Tier 2 changes come into effect from 12: 01 am on Saturday – suggesting people will not have the ability to satisfy other families socially inside your home.

Mr Hancock stated in all three areas, infections have actually risen to over 100 per 100,000 individuals, with cases doubling every fortnight.

He added for those residents impacted, “we’ll support you all the method through”, indicating the further assist for employees and firms unveiled by Chancellor Rishi Sunak earlier.


STOKE-ON-TRENT - OCTOBER 22:  A general view of the Dudson Museum as Stoke-on-Trent prepares to move up to High Covid Alert Level on October 22, 2020 in Hanley, Stoke-on-Trent . (Photo by Nathan Stirk/Getty Images)

Stoke-on-Trent is likewise due to go into Tier 2

The anticipated modification for Warrington is “due to a continuing increase in cases there”, Mr Hancock said.

” There’s an excellent local hospital in Warrington but it is handling an extremely high number of cases,” he discussed.

And Mr Hancock said “discussions are underway” on whether parts of Nottinghamshire and West Yorkshire will be positioned into Tier 3.

He also revealed some progress on mass testing.

Lateral flow tests have now started to be rolled out to schools and universities – helpful because they do not need a lab or a maker to deliver the outcome.

The health secretary stated he had purch

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