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Tougher Rules For Millions in UK

Covid-19: Tougher Rules For Millions in UK

Stricter coronavirus rules are coming into force for nearly six million Britons. UK begin tougher rules for millions.

Greater Manchester’s population of 2.8 million joined Liverpool City Region and Lancashire in England’s highest tier of restrictions at midnight.

The 3.1 million people in Wales will have to stay at home as a 17-day lockdown begins.

Tough rules for millions in UK
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It comes as a minister said there was a “common purpose here to get the virus down” UK begin tougher rules for millions so people can enjoy Christmas.

Welsh health minister Vaughan Gething said the lockdown in Wales was happening now so “we can have a much more normal Christmas season for businesses”.

Warrington has become the latest place to be placed into tier three – or “very high” alert level. The measures will take effect next week.

Nottingham and parts of Nottinghamshire are also expected to be moved into tier three next week, with the finer details such as whether or not gyms can stay open still to be decided as talks continue.

The tier three alert level means people cannot mix with other households and pubs and bars will be closed – unless they are serving substantial meals. Some areas in the top tier have also gone further, closing businesses such as bingo halls, casinos, betting shops and soft play centres.

Households are banned from mixing outdoors in private gardens or anywhere inside and people are advised against travelling into or out of the area.

South Yorkshire will also move into tier three restrictions from 00:01 on Saturday, by which time more than seven million people will be living under England’s tightest rules.

The “high” alert level means households are banned from mixing indoors and people are encouraged to reduce their use of public transport.

In Wales, the “firebreak” means people are being ordered to stay at home and pubs, restaurants, hotels and non-essential shops will close until 9 November.

Supermarkets have been told not to sell items such as clothes, as First Minister Mark Drakeford said it would be “made clear” they should only open the parts of their business that sell essential goods.

And the Scottish government is to set out its own tiered alert system of Covid restrictions, which will come into force from 2 November.

Source: BBC