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Boris Johnson to make statement to MPs on Monday

Written by on 9 October 2020

Boris Johnson will make a statement to MPs on Monday, amid expectations that a three-tier local lockdown system will be introduced across England.

New coronavirus restrictions for North West England could be implemented as soon as Wednesday, Sky News understands.

During a meeting on Friday between local leaders and Westminster figures including the Housing Secretary, Robert Jenrick, a number of possibilities were outlined.

Central government is understood to be considering stopping people from travelling in and out of the worst-affected areas.

The three tiers – known as Local Covid Alert Levels – are expected to be medium, high and very high.

Under a very high alert, pubs and bars would have to shut, but not restaurants.