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BBC News: Covid: London likely to move to tier 3 amid rising rates

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BBC News: Covid: London likely to move to tier 3 amid rising rates

BBC News: Covid: London likely to move to tier 3 amid rising rates

UPDATE Health officials are said to be “deeply concerned” about the number of Covid infections in the capital. London faces a move to tier three – England’s highest level of coronavirus restrictions – in the coming days, the BBC has been told. Ministers and officials are said to be “deeply concerned” about a sharp rise in Covid-19 cases across the capital. The BBC’s Hugh Pym reports London MPs have been briefed on the latest data, with a move to tier three now believed to be possible as soon as today. But our health editor said no final decision had been made. Council leaders in London are understood to be alarmed at the projected rise in cases and some are pushing for a “tier three plus” regime with tougher restrictions than tier three on its own. Essex may also be moved up to tier three, which would mean that mixing with other households anywhere indoors is banned, people advised against travelling to other areas, and sports fans excluded from events. Tier three (very high) rules■ You cannot mix indoors, in private gardens or in most outdoor venues, except with your household or bubble■ You can meet in a group of up to six in other outdoor spaces, such as parks, beaches or countryside■ Shops, gyms and personal care services (such as hairdressing) can stay open■ Bars, pubs, cafes and restaurants must stay closed, except for delivery and takeaway■ Sports fans cannot attend events in stadiums■ Indoor entertainment venues – such as bowling alleys and cinemas – must stay closed■ People are advised not to travel to and from tier three areas Read more about the tier three rules Some areas in and around London have recorded large increases in confirmed coronavirus cases over the past week. Epping Forest, which straddles London and Essex, has recorded a 71% increase in cases during the most recent seven-day period, according to the latest data. Havering, in east London, has seen a 48.5% rise with a rolling rate of 470.8 confirmed Covid-19 cases per 100,000 residents. SOURCE: BBC News#manchesterunited#HealthForAll#HealthBroadcastingService#GlobalHealth#Covid-19#coronavirus#Health#paulpogba#ukcoronavirus#HealthBroadcastingServiceInPublicHealthPartnership#formula1abudhabi#timespersonoftheyear#manchesterunitedvsmanchestercity#sevillavsrealmadrid#pgaeuropeantour#billbailey#extraterrestriallife#vaccine#davidllander#paolorossi#leicestercityfc#elitedangerous#chelseavsleedsunited#bobingen#euromillions#softbank#ncis#capitalpunishment#juventusfc#goldiehawn#worldhealthorganisation#saturdaynightlive#robertwilkie#losangeleslakers #arsenalvsburnley #michaelschumacher

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