New strict Level 4 rules could be introduced if Covid infections continue to rise


Government officials and local authorities could introduce more restrictions, including a level 4 if the three-tier system in England has not made a difference in the spread of Covid-19.The alternative plan would consist of a “Tier 3 plus” or “Tier 4” including the closure of restaurants and non-essential businesses such as clothing stores.

The measures have not been officially announced or decided, but are said to be under discussion, reports MirrorOnline.

Other options that would be under discussion include the possibility of short-term local circuit breaker interlocks to bring the transmission rate R below one.

Since October 12, England has been operating under a three-tier system of local restrictions that divides areas into different categories, labeled as medium, also known as tier 1, high, also known as tier 2, or very high risk, which is referenced at level 3.

Areas classified as medium risk, those in Tier 1, are subject to the same national measures that were common across England earlier this year.

These include the 10 p.m. curfew for pubs and restaurants and a ban on most gatherings of more than six people.

Areas classified as High Risk – Level 2 – have restrictions on domestic mixing indoors while the rule of six continues to apply outdoors. These apply to Birmingham and much of the West Midlands.

People should not socialize with their friends and family indoors in any place unless they live with them or have formed a supportive bubble with them.

People living in level 3 zones are not recommended to stay overnight in other parts of the UK and should avoid traveling as much as possible in and out of the zone, unless it is for work, l education or family responsibilities.

In these areas, social mix is ​​prohibited both indoors and in private gardens, while pubs and bars must close unless they can function as a restaurant.

The rule of six applies in some outdoor environments such as parks, public gardens, and sports fields.

The UK has recorded 174 more coronavirus deaths and 23,012 more cases in the last 24-hour period.

The total number of infections in the country is 854,010, while the total number of deaths is 44,745.


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