Areas in England will be categorized into “medium”, “high” and “very high” alert levels under a new three-tier system of local restrictions, Prime Minister Boris Johnson said in the House of Commons.
Areas classified as medium are subject to the same rules as those currently in force across the country, e.g. B. The rule of six and the hospitality curfew at 10 p.m.
Mixing households indoors is prohibited at the high alert level that applies to most areas that are already restricted. However, support bladders are still permitted.
The very high alert level applies to areas of most concern, and mixing in social spaces is prohibited indoors and in private gardens.
Pubs and bars will be closed in very high alert areas unless they can be used as a restaurant. People are also advised not to travel in and out of the areas.
Boris Johnson warned there are more people in hospital with coronavirus than when the country was first locked and deaths are rising.
The Prime Minister made a statement in the House of Commons, saying, “This morning the Deputy Chief Medical Officer set out the reality of the second wave of this virus.
“The number of cases has quadrupled in the past three weeks. There are now more people in hospital with Covid than when we were locked in on March 23, and the number of deaths is already rising.”