GREATER Manchester has been beneath harsh restrictions since England’s second lockdown got here into pressure in early November.
However will it’s introduced that Manchester will go into Tier 2 at the moment? Right here is every little thing you will must know…
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Higher Manchester has been in Tier 3 for the reason that nationwide lockdown ended on December 2Credit score: PA:Press Affiliation
Will Manchester go into Tier 2 at the moment?
Sources have informed Manchester Evening News that it’s anticipated that the world will keep in Tier 3.
The world has had simply three weeks of looser restrictions for the reason that first lockdown.
The latest figures show there were 153.4 positive tests in Greater Manchester for the week ending December 9 for each 100,000 folks within the native inhabitants, down 7.7 per cent in comparison with the week earlier than.
It places the area considerably decrease than the an infection fee for England, which has risen by 15 per cent to 172.8 over the identical interval.
By comparability, the an infection fee for London rose 40 per cent throughout the identical week to 241.5.
Nevertheless, NHS bosses warned that no areas should go down a Tier at the moment.
NHS Suppliers, which represents the 216 NHS acute, ambulance, group and psychological well being trusts in England, has written to Mr Johnson warning of a 3rd wave.
Urging “excessive warning” on transferring areas down a tier, organisation officers mentioned: “Belief leaders are nervous that if an infection charges stay as excessive as they’re the second, enjoyable the restrictions will set off a 3rd wave.”
What are the Tier 2 restrictions?
Areas in Tier Two – the place there’s a excessive threat of coronavirus – are banned from mixing with different households indoors, together with in pubs.
When outdoors, the rule of six applies.
Current social distancing measures, and the “rule of six” open air in private and non-private areas will proceed on this tier.
Pubs should serve a meal with drinks and final orders can be at 10pm with a closing time of 11pm.
What have native leaders mentioned?
Higher Manchester mayor Andy Burnham mentioned there’s a “clear case” for his area to go all the way down to Tier 2.
However he mentioned he fears ministers will “overcompensate” because of the decision to permit the Christmas easing of restrictions to go forward regardless of warnings it is going to result in a spike in infections and deaths.
Talking to TalkRadio this morning Mr Burnham mentioned that hospitality companies might lose a “colossal” sum of money if the world stays in Tier 3.
“They [the government] ought to have adopted a steadier method during this as a result of it’s going to be robust for folks in the event that they’re simply informed at the moment hospitality can’t be open,” he mentioned.
“Let’s be trustworthy there’s going to be no actual evaluation in the course of Christmas and New 12 months, the following evaluation can be in the course of January, and that could be a bleak prospect for the hospitality trade.
“I’m listening to that folks have delivered beer to pubs yesterday within the expectation, or the hope, that they are going to be allowed to reopen.
“The cash that they may lose can be colossal if there’s a damaging determination at the moment.”