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New three tier Covid restrictions system announced

12 October 2020

Boris Johnson has officially confirmed a new system of Covid Local Alert Levels will cover every village, town, city and region of England. By tonight, every area in the country is expected to be assigned Tier 1 (medium risk), Tier 2 (high) or Tier 3 (very high) due to soaring rates of coronavirus.

Liverpool is set to be hurled into Tier 3 instantly – with restrictions taking force on Wednesday. The Government is creating a website allowing people to type in their postcode, which will tell them which tier their area is in. The NHS Covid-19 app will also tell people this.

Mr Johnson said: “We will now simplify and standardise our local rules, by introducing a three-tiered system of local covid alert levels in England set at medium, high and very high.”

On how to deduce which tier you live in, Mr Johnson gave some guidance and advice you to check via the government website, where a postcode tool currently sits.

“The medium alert level will cover most of the country and will consist of the current national measures, this includes the rule of six and the closure of hospitality at 10pm.”

Leicester, Oadby and Wigton are in tier 2 (high) and the rest of Leicestershire in tier 1 (medium).

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