Preston will go back into tier-3 restrictions once the second national lockdown ends on December 2.Advertisement
Health Secretary Matt Hancock is giving a statement in the House of Commons to MPs about the reintroduction of a new ‘tightened up’ tiers system for regional restrictions.
Preston, and all of Lancashire, will be placed into the highest level of restrictions.
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The city, which has seen a falling Covid-19 infection rate in recent weeks, is still above the average infection rate for England.
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Lancashire County Council had called for the county to be split into two, with some areas such as South Ribble moving into tier-2 and others such as Preston and the east of Lancashire being in tier-3. This plea appears to have been ignored by the government.
Leader of Preston City Council councillor Matthew Brown had written to Lancashire MPs highlighting the city’s falling Covid rate and calling for tier-2 restrictions.
Councillor Brown reacted to today’s announcement on Twitter.
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