Boris Johnson is beneath growing stress from well being officers to maneuver London into tier three (Image: PA)
England is out of lockdown however the nation is eagerly awaiting the subsequent tier bulletins which may see London plunged into tier three.
The capital is currently in tier two with a lot of the north of the nation going through the best ranges of restrictions as Prime Minister Boris Johnson appears to scale back the extent of virus transmission.
What tier is London at present in?
Earlier this month London was positioned into tier two with the federal government confirming tiers can be reviewed earlier than Christmas.
When will London discover out its subsequent tier?
The brand new tier restrictions will likely be revealed on Wednesday, December 16 – precisely two weeks after the final announcement.
If any space strikes tier, it’s understood new restrictions would come into impact on Saturday, December 19.
London may very well be heading to tier three earlier than Christmas (Image: PA)
Might London transfer into tier 3 earlier than the subsequent assessment?
Some well being consultants have warned London ought to be positioned beneath the tightest restrictions ‘now’ to keep away from a spike in deaths over Christmas.
Public Well being England knowledge reveals 21 of London’s 32 boroughs have an infection charges larger than the general price for England of 150 instances per 100,000 individuals.
Prof John Ashton, writer of Blinded by Corona, advised the BBC: ‘If London doesn’t need hospitals to be full over Christmas the federal government have to get a grip at the moment.’
‘Deaths will begin going up through the Christmas interval and new yr except one thing is completed,’ the previous regional director of public well being for north-west England added.
‘London may grow to be an excellent spreader, sending coronavirus to different components of the nation over Christmas and making a 3rd wave of infections probably in January.
‘London all the time will get handled in another way from the remainder of the nation as a result of that’s the place parliament is and the place a variety of the enterprise neighborhood is.’
It’s potential some areas may very well be moved up or down relying on an infection charges earlier than subsequent week however the last choices will likely be made by a Cupboard committee following consultations with native public well being administrators.
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