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Live coronavirus update as new tier system rules confirmed

Written by on 24/11/2020

A new tier system for England has been announced to come into force once the national lockdown ends on December 2.

Boris Johnson has announced the tougher new Tier 1, 2 and 3 rules as part of the government’s Covid Winter Plan.

Under the toughest Tier 3 restrictions, pubs and hospitality venues will remain closed – however shops, gyms, hairdressers, and beauty salons will be allowed to open under any tier.

Tiers will be announced for England’s regions on Thursday.

Details on plans for ‘Christmas bubbles’ have yet to be confirmed, with reports up to four households could be allowed to meet for five days over Christmas.

The Prime Minister has promised lockdown will be relaxed over Christmas – but has also urged caution.

Follow our blog below for the latest lockdown and coronavirus updates.