Speaking to the House of Commons this afternoon, Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced a new three-tier system to categorise areas of the country affected by coronavirus. Areas of the UK, such as much of the North, which are already facing extensive lockdown measures will be categories into the ‘very high’ category.
What is tier 2?
The Prime Minister said areas of England will be ordered into “medium”, “high” and “very high” alert levels.
Parts of the country which are categorised into tier 2 mean coronavirus cases are high in the area.
Regulations for each alert level will be debated today, the Prime Minister said.
The measures are expected to come into force tomorrow, October 13, according to Boris Johnson