Coronavirus: Warrington will drop to level 3 on Tuesday, according to government | UK News

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Warrington will face the highest level of coronavirus restrictions from tomorrow, the government has said.

The zone enters level 3 from 12:01 am, which means that residents are not allowed to socialize with people they do not live with indoors, in a private garden or in most places. open-air reception.

The only exception is those with a supportive bubble, and people can still get together in groups of six outdoors in places like parks or the countryside.

All pubs and bars will also be forced to close – unless they serve substantial meals – and travel outside of the areas is not advised outside of work, education or family responsibilities.

Betting stores, adult gaming centers, casinos and software gaming centers are also to close.

Infection rates in Warrington are among the highest in England, at 361 people per 100,000 people among all age groups, according to the Department of Health.

Health Secretary Matt Hancock thanked the residents for their “sacrifices” and added, “I want to thank each of them for recognizing the seriousness of the situation and for playing by the rules.”

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Matt Hancock said infection rates in the area were increasing

The measures will be reviewed in 28 days, added local government secretary Robert Jenrick.

Warrington council is getting £ 1.68million to enforce the new rules and £ 4.2million to support affected businesses.

Local leaders told Sky News last week that an agreement had been reached which meant that recreation centers, gyms, fitness centers, beauty salons, hairdressers and trampoline centers could remain open.

Warrington Council Chief Russ Bowden said the number of coronavirus cases in the city remained “stubbornly high” while the number of hospitalizations was “concerning”.

“The sad and overwhelming reality is that there are more people in the hospital, more people in intensive care beds and more people with the virus, and we have to do all we can to try to bring that under control, ”he said.

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