Covid 19 - What you need to know - 3 Tier system announced

12 Oct

In a speech to the House of Commons this afternoon (Monday 12th October 2020), the Prime Minister Boris Johnson confirmed the three tiers (‘alert levels) of ‘Medium’, ‘High’ and ‘Very High’ which will segment the Country.

‘Medium’ essentially consists of the current rule of 6, face mask requirements, measures to reduce household to household transmission and 10pm curfew on alcohol on sales.

‘High’ equates to the current local lockdowns already seen in parts of the UK such as the North East.

A new ‘Very High’ tier will extend further restrictions closing pubs and bars along with a suite of area specific measures which will be agreed with local government in the effected areas. Local Authorities in the Liverpool City Region will move into the ‘Very High’ alert level from Wednesday.

As well as pubs and bars, in Merseyside gyms and leisure centres, betting shops, adult gaming centres and casinos will also close.

The Prime Minster stated:

“Engagement with other leaders in the North West, the North East and Yorkshire & Humber is continuing.”

Regulations for all three Covid local alert levels are being laid today before Parliament and will be debated and voted on tomorrow, before coming into force on Wednesday.

It is proposed that these measures will be kept under constant review and shall include a four-week sunset clause for interventions in “very high” areas.

We shall keep you updated, once the final regulations are published.

Law correct at the date of publication.
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