Coronavirus: Health Secretary sets out England's new tiers

The Health Secretary Matt Hancock has set out England’s new coronavirus tier system after lockdown ends on 2 December.

In a Commons statement he said: “Tempting as it may be, we cannot simply flick a switch and try to return life straight back to normal.”

Many places are in the second-highest level – tier two – including London and Liverpool city region, which was previously in the highest tier.

Several areas, including Manchester City Council, will be in the highest level – tier three.

Just three areas will be in the lowest-level of restrictions, the Isle of Wight, Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly.


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