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UK News Tier 4 restrictions drawn up to close restaurants and shops

14:50  25 october  2020
14:50  25 october  2020 Source:   dailymail.co.uk

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NEW “ tier four ” restrictions which would close restaurants and non-essential shops could reportedly be introduced if the current rules do not tackle the second wave of coronavirus. The government is reportedly drawing up fresh plans to add an extra tier of Covid-19 restrictions in England if cases

Civil servants are reportedly drawing up plans for an extra-tough fourth tier of Covid restrictions in England in case the current system fails to make a The measures could see restaurants and non-essential retailers such as clothes shops forced to close in areas where tier 3 rules have not brought

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Fresh plans are being drawn up to add an extra level of restrictions to prevent the spread of Covid-19 could see restaurants and non-essential shops shut in the event infection rates in England fail to drop.

Swathes of the North-East have been plunged into Tier 3 local lockdowns in recent weeks, which has seen pubs and bars close and a ban enforced on different households meeting.

Officials in Whitehall are now considering using short term, local circuit-breaker lockdowns to cut infection rates, while a fourth tier could be added to the Government's existing system, which rates local alert levels under medium, high and very high.

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The measures under tier four - which has not been officially announced or decided but is reportedly being discussed - could include shutting restaurants and Level 4, the highest level, is closer to a full lockdown, Ms Sturgeon said, with non-essential shops forced to close and bans on indoor meet-ups.

It comes as new “ tier four ” restrictions closing restaurants and non-essential shops could be introduced if the current rules do not tackle the second wave of coronavirus, according to reports. The Government is said to be drawing up fresh plans to add an extra tier of Covid-19 restrictions in

It comes as Professor Neil Ferguson suggested some students should be sent home from school to prevent further infections.

a large building with many windows: Tier 3 restrictions in the North, including in Manchester, mean pubs and bars have been forced to close and households told not to mix. Officials say they will be able to tell if those measures have been enough by mid-November © Provided by Daily Mail Tier 3 restrictions in the North, including in Manchester, mean pubs and bars have been forced to close and households told not to mix. Officials say they will be able to tell if those measures have been enough by mid-November

According to The I, sources in Whitehall expect it will be clear by mid November whether existing restrictions are working to reduce daily case numbers.

Wales entered a 'fire break' lockdown on Friday, which has seen all non-essential retail, leisure and hospitality businesses close until November 9.

Similar to the nationwide lockdown in March, Welsh residents have been told they can only leave home for a limited number of reasons, such as exercise, providing care or buying essentials.

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Which areas are under Tier Three lockdown restrictions ? Liverpool, Lancashire and Manchester are This could include " closing personal care and close contact services" if they're deemed to be But in Northern Ireland, retail shops haven't been ordered to shut as part of its four -week lockdown

With stage 4 restrictions in place and thousands of shops , factories and offices ordered to close to stop the spread of coronavirus, you may be You can go to the supermarket, the green grocer, the corner store or the local bread shop — but only one person per household per day can buy essential

A row has broken out over the sale of essential items after supermarkets were seen cordoning off aisles and covering up some products.

First Minister Mark Drakeford tweeted yesterday: 'We’ll be reviewing how the weekend has gone with the supermarkets and making sure that common sense is applied.

'Supermarkets can sell anything that can be sold in any other type of shop that isn't required to close. In the meantime, please only leave home if you need to.'

Meanwhile experts have said Scotland's 16-day circuit breaker, which has been extended by another week, had little effect on coronavirus infections - which are falling.

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PALACE chiefs are drawing up plans for the Queen's 'rule of six' family Christmas dinner - that could see The Queen usually hosts up to 30 family members at Sandringham for Christmas but will face restrictions this year. New ‘ tier 4 ’ Covid rules ‘could close restaurants and non-essential shops ’.

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Nicola Sturgeon's scientific advisers themselves warned on Thursday it was 'too early to detect any impact on transmission from the restrictions introduced on October 9'.

Yesterday Professor Neil Ferguson, whose modelling led to the original nationwide lockdown in March, warned schools may have to shut to older pupils if household restrictions fail to have an impact.

The Government's tiered-programme does not currently allow for the closure of schools.

Nicola Sturgeon sitting at a table using a laptop: The effectiveness of 'circuit breaker' lockdowns has been called into question after Nicola Sturgeon's scientific advisers warned y it was 'too early to detect any impact on transmission from the restrictions introduced on October 9' © Provided by Daily Mail The effectiveness of 'circuit breaker' lockdowns has been called into question after Nicola Sturgeon's scientific advisers warned y it was 'too early to detect any impact on transmission from the restrictions introduced on October 9' text © Provided by Daily Mail

Prof Ferguson told BBC Radio 4: 'That (banning households mixing) should have a significant effect but as yet we have been unable to see it definitively.

'If we go beyond that there is a limit to what we can do in terms of reducing contacts, short of starting to target, for instance, the older years in schools and sixth form colleges where we know older teenagers are able to transmit as adults.

Chancellor set to unveil more support for businesses in Tier 2 areas

  Chancellor set to unveil more support for businesses in Tier 2 areas Businesses in parts of England under Tier 2 coronavirus restrictions will get further financial support in a package unveiled by the chancellor today, according to reports. Rishi Sunak will announce the new measures - aimed particularly at pubs, bars and restaurants - in the Commons later, according to The Daily Telegraph.Currently, hospitality premises in "high risk" areas such as London and Birmingham are only allowed to take customers from the same household, unless mixed groups sit outside, resulting in a considerable drop in footfall.

The stage four restrictions will apply to 31 metropolitan local government areas. Stay up - to -date on the coronavirus outbreak. Download the ABC News app and subscribe to our range of Beauty and personal services will need to close . Restaurants and cafes will only be able to offer takeaway and

Tier 4 permission is granted with immigration conditions, which are normally printed (in an For further information, see Tier 4 work. The immigration authorities treat work restrictions very seriously. If your college closes and/or its staff resources become limited it may not forward your correspondence

'Of course nobody wants to start moving to virtual education and closing schools even partially. The challenge may be that we are not able to get on top of the transmission otherwise.'

Neil Ferguson wearing a suit and tie looking at the camera: Professor Neil Ferguson said experts had been unable to see a definitive effect caused by Tier 3 measures, adding older pupils could be sent home from school to prevent infections © Provided by Daily Mail Professor Neil Ferguson said experts had been unable to see a definitive effect caused by Tier 3 measures, adding older pupils could be sent home from school to prevent infections

Britain recorded 23,012 more Covid-19 cases yesterday, while 174 people died - 141 from England.

Local leaders have been told by Government that Tier 3 regions need to reduce social contact by 60 per cent.

On Friday five Army and Navy environmental health officers trained in 'outbreak management' were deployed in Liverpool on Friday, as the British Army was drafted in to support Tier 3 lockdown measures.

They have been tasked with identifying clusters of local infections, helping control outbreaks and taking action against businesses failing to comply with the Covid-19 rules.

It is thought that further teams will be moved into other high-risk areas within the coming weeks.

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Labour councillor in Liverpool, Paul Brant, told The I he expected to see Tier 3 rules have some impact on Covid infection rates.

Welsh First Minister Mark Drakeford snaps at criticism of 'firebreak'

  Welsh First Minister Mark Drakeford snaps at criticism of 'firebreak' Mark Drakeford could not hide his frustration as he was repeatedly questioned on the restrictions, which come into force from 6pm for 17 days. He insisted they were 'fair' and crucial to stop the spread of the virus. But when he was challenged over whether it was 'essential' for parents to buy new school trousers if their children ripped them, Mr Drakeford moaned: 'It is just the wrong way to approach this whole business.'We are back to the ''how do you we get round the rules'' approach to coronavirus.' He added tetchily: 'There is a bigger prize at stake here than whether you need to buy a candle or not.

He added: 'Our fear is that Sage are correct to say that it won’t be enough to drive the R below 1. Even if it does go down below 1, actual case levels have shot up now rapidly.

'We know from the first wave that infection levels can rise very rapidly and they come down quite slowly, so we could well find ourselves in a situation where R has drifted down but absolute numbers were not.

'If the numbers don’t significantly improve, no doubt we will be revisiting exactly the same questions about whether further restrictions are going to be necessary to drive the levels down. That is the argument for a short sharp shock.'

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Professor Neil Ferguson said easing measures for Christmas was ultimately a political decision.

He said: 'It risks some transmission and there will be consequences of that. Some people will die because of getting infected on that day.

'But if it is only one or two days the impact is likely to be limited. So that is really a political judgment about the cost versus the benefits.'

WHAT ARE THE RULES IN DIFFERENT TIERS OF LOCKDOWN?

TIER ONE

Tier one restrictions mirror those already in place across England.

These include the rule of six, a 10pm curfew, group sport to be played outdoors only and a maximum of 15 guests at wedding ceremonies.

TIER TWO

Tier two restrictions mean people are prohibited from socialising with anybody outside their household or support bubble in any indoor setting

Two households may be allowed to meet in a private garden and public outdoor spaces, as long as the rule of six and social distancing are followed.

Tradespeople - such as plumbers and electricians - can continue to go into a household for work.

TIER THREE

Restaurants can open, but only until 10pm.

Pubs and bars will be ordered to close unless they also operate as a restaurant.

This definition extends to pubs which sell 'substantial' meals, which like restaurants will be allowed to stay open but only serve alcohol to people eating a meal.

Locals are advised only to leave their areas for essential travel such as work, education or health, and must return before the end of the day.

Overnight stays by those from outside of these 'high risk' areas are also be banned. Households are not be allowed to mix either indoors or outdoors.

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What are the different coronavirus restrictions across the UK? .
There is a differing picture in the various nations and regions of the UK. – North WestNorth-west England has been the region which has seen the earliest and most widespread “very high” level restrictions. It has been at the epicentre of the political rows over the response to rising infection rates.Liverpool was the first area of England to move into the Government’s Tier 3 category and remains under the strictest controls.Pubs and bars have been forced to close unless they serve substantial meals.

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