As the holiday season ends, a new reality begins for millions in England as nearly three-quarters of England’s population will be in Tier 4 from midnight (December 31st).
Health Secretary Matt Hancock said to Commons, that areas such as the Midlands, North East, and parts of the North West and South West will be moved into Tier 4, and all remaining areas which are currently in Tier 2 will be moved into Tier 3.
Adding: “We must all stick at it during the difficult weeks ahead,” Matt Hancock said.
“We end 2020 still with great challenges but also with hope and confidence that in 2021 we have a brighter future ahead.”
These seemingly drastic measures are necessary now more than ever as the vaccine program has commenced in many cities and reports of new strands of the virus keep popping up around the world. Countries will have to implement more strict restrictions in order to ensure the safety of all.
See the list of areas moving into Tier 4.
Derby and Derbyshire
Nottingham and Nottinghamshire
Birmingham and Black Country
Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent
Cheshire and Warrington
Isle of Wight
Here is the list of areas moving into Tier 3
Shropshire and Telford & Wrekin
Liverpool City Region
York and North Yorkshire
Bath and North East Somerset
Devon, Plymouth, Torbay