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3:07 AM 12th October 2020

Coronavirus: Three Tier Alert Levels Announced

Prime minister Boris Johnson has announced a series of three new alert levels, but has ruled out a national lockdown. He said that evidence shows that "changing our behaviour" saves lives.

Medium Alert Level : This covers most of the country. The Rule of Six continues, as does the 10pm curfew.

High Alert Level : The household-to-household transmission is targetted by preventing all mixing indoors between different households or support bubbles.

Very High Alert Level : All social mixing is prohibited indoors and in private gardens. Pubs and bars will be closed in Very High Alert areas.

Mr Johnson announced that the government will provide about £1bn of new funding to local authorities across the country in addition to the £3.6bn Towns Fund.

In response, Labour leader Keir Starmer said that nobody "should be under any illusions about where this is heading or the need for decisive action".

For more information go to
https://www.gov.uk/guidance/local-covid-alert-levels-what-you-need-to-know