MORE areas of England are anticipated to enter Tier 4 imminently – becoming a member of London and the south east within the nation’s hardest lockdown measures.
ON December 20, the prime minister imposed lockdown throughout massive swathes of the nation. However what is going to Matt Hancock say when he makes a Tier 4 announcement to parliament as we speak (23 December 2020)?
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Mr Hancock is predicted to deal with MPs at , earlier than holding a press convention later within the day.Credit score: UK Parliament UK Parliament
What time is the Tier 4 lockdown announcement as we speak?
MATT Hancock will handle handle the nation on the newest Tier 4 developments this afternoon. at 3pm.
He’ll lead a Downing Road press convention, which is scheduled to happen at 3pm
The Well being Secretary will replace the nation on the newest developments in regards to the Covid-19 pandemic within the UK.
What is predicted to be introduced?
An announcement on which areas face going into Tier 4 is predicted as we speak – with the measures to kick in instantly after Christmas.
The Tier assessment was because of be reviewed on December 30, however fears the mutant pressure is now “in all places” meant it was introduced ahead.
The Solar understands a “Gold Command” assembly of public well being chiefs and ministers was assembly final evening to log off increasing the toughest lockdown measures past London and the South East.
Well being sources stated it might not have an effect on all of England “however there are various areas that want harder measures and are seeing dramatic circumstances numbers.”
In keeping with The Mirror, officers mentioned plans to put Birmingham, which is currently in Tier 3, into Tier 4 before Christmas – which means households within the area would now not be capable to combine on December 25.
The well being secretary will replace the Commons on the newest within the battle in opposition to Covid-19Credit score: AFP
Boris Johnson has battled to save lots of his “festive bubbles” plan to permit households and associates to combine on Christmas Day itself, however medics have warned circumstances will soar due to it and harder measures might be wanted.
Yesterday the Authorities’s chief scientific adviser Sir Patrick Vallance warned: “I believe it’s possible that measures will have to be elevated in some locations, in the end, not lowered.”
And a authorities supply stated that “issues are transferring in a short time.”
How can I watch the Tier 4 announcement?
The Downing Road press convention will air on most TV information channels together with BBC One and BBC Information, at 3pm.
Downing Road may also broadcast the convention dwell via its YouTube channel
Nevertheless, for those who miss the dwell broadcast then catch up later through BBC iPlayer.
It’s also possible to comply with our coronavirus live blog for all the newest updates earlier than, throughout and after the speeches.