England to enter stronger three-tier system after lockdown

Northerner

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England will enter a strengthened three-tiered system of local restrictions when the national lockdown ends on 2 December, Downing Street has said. Boris Johnson is expected to detail his plan for winter, which includes details on how families can see their loved ones at Christmas, to MPs on Monday.

The “Covid winter plan” is expected to place more areas into the higher tiers to keep the virus under control to ensure further restrictions are not needed, No 10 said. And while some local measures will be the same as those in the previous system, some tiers will be strengthened to safeguard the gains made during the national lockdown.

The cabinet is expected to discuss and sign off the plan on Sunday before Johnson announces it to parliament the following day.

The plan will set out how people will be able to spend Christmas, but ministers have made clear that the festive season will be different from normal, with some restrictions expected to remain in place. Ministers will set out what tier each area will be placed into on Thursday and MPs are expected to be given the vote to approve the new tiering system, as promised by Johnson, in the days before it comes into force on 2 December.

 

mikeyB

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How, might I ask, is moving from a lockdown to a three tier system going to work, when a three tier system was said to be not working and we had to go into lockdown?

There was some evidence showing that the three tier system was actually beginning to work, so it would seem the current lockdown was unnecessary.

Oh, well, they might get it right one of these days. At least we’ve been spared the “Mine’s bigger than yours” competition between BoJo and Trump as to who is first to get a vaccine out to cover up their failures.
 

Northerner

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There was some evidence showing that the three tier system was actually beginning to work, so it would seem the current lockdown was unnecessary.
I think the problem was that the 3-tier system wasn't working fast enough, and cases were accelerating in the lower tiers. Harrogate was in Tier 1, but I bet we go into Tier 3 like the rest of the country after December 2nd. Also, a 'stricter' Tier 3.

I think the mistake the English government is making about this obsession with a Christmas 'break' is them making the same mistake they've been making all along - they do not understand that the public will, by and large, go along with measures that are clear and justified with evidence. They put off going into the first lockdown because they didn't think the public would comply, but got overwhelming compliance, yet they haven't learned from that and still think people wouldn't be prepared to have a low-key Christmas with limited mixing/travel etc. :rolleyes: They must be using the Tory membership as their focus group :(
 
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