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What would a ‘Tier 5’ lockdown look like?

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What would a ‘Tier 5’ lockdown look like?

JUST under half the population are under the strictest ‘tier’ restrictions to stop
the spread of Covid-19 and all its strains in the UK.

However, with the daily infection rate continuing to climb, many are now speculating
if a Tier 5 is on the horizon – but what rules would be in place for this level?

What could ‘Tier 5’ restrictions be?

Nobody knows for certain what a “Tier 5″ would entail – or if the government would
even need anything tougher than Tier 4.

However, a senior Whitehall source told the Express: “We are ruling nothing out,
the new strain is of serious concern. Tier 4 appears to not be strong enough.”

Communities Secretary Robert Jenrick also acknowledged that “it may be necessary
to take further action” to stop rising infection levels.

On Christmas Eve, the PM refused to rule out a third lockdown as the death toll
surpassed 70,000.

Despite no confirmation, many are guessing that Tier 5 could mean a total ban from
leaving the house for non-essential reasons.

Under Tier 4, pubs, bars and restaurants are still allowed to operate as a takeaway facility.

Some think a tougher restriction will see these shut – leaving only essential shops open
like supermarkets and pharmacies.

Under Tier 4, you can’t mix indoors with anyone outside your household or support bubble –
but you can meet one person outside in a public place like a park.

It’s predicted that if another tougher tier was to be introduced then this luxury would banned.

Some have even been pointing towards Italy’s initial lockdown, which saw people banned
from even going for a walk outdoors.

In the England’s Tier 4, you can leave home for ‘permitted reasons’ like travelling to
work or education.

But many are wondering what will happen if the cases keep shooting up – will working from
home, and school closures become compulsory?

Politco has reported that health experts advised the Prime Minister to assert stronger measures,
including closing secondary schools as well as pubs and non-essential shops.

However, for now, nothing is for certain.

Which areas are under Tier 4?

Six million more people moved into Tier 4 on Boxing Day, after those already under the tightest
coronavirus restrictions celebrated a Covid Christmas.

Sussex, Oxfordshire, Suffolk, Norfolk and Cambridgeshire moved into Tier 4, created in response
to a “highly concerning” variant of Covid-19 discovered in the UK and a new contagious strain
from South Africa.

 

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