Tier 4 for Millions More To Be Confirmed Today

In a Briefing that has come to me today from the Local Government Information Unit.

Tier 4 for millions more to be confirmed
Government sources have indicated that an announcement will be made today which will place millions more people in England into the toughest tier 4 band of Covid restrictions. Health Secretary Matt Hancock is due to detail the changes – which could be introduced within days – in the House of Commons after 14:30 GMT. Official data shows that infection rates in lower tier areas have risen rapidly in the last seven days. On Tuesday, 53,135 new Covid cases were recorded in the UK – the highest single day rise since mass testing began.

Areas that could be moved up a tier include the West Midlands, Hartlepool, parts of the East Midlands, such as Northamptonshire and Leicestershire, and a handful of areas in Lancashire – Blackburn with Darwen, Burnley, Pendle and Ribble Valley.

There may also be further curbs for areas already in the highest tier.

Phil Bateman

Phil Bateman is Married to Mary and lives in Wednesfield North. He was a long serving local politician having served previously on the now defunct West Midlands County Council... read more