21 Oct Coronavirus: Sheffield City Region gets tougher restrictions as 1.8 million people head for Tier 3 | Politics News
Around 1.8 million people in the Sheffield City Region face England’s toughest coronavirus restrictions, mayor Dan Jarvis has announced.
The move to Tier 3 for the area will come into effect from midnight on Saturday.
It follows the government’s decision to impose Tier 3 – the highest band of measures to curb a COVID-19 second spike – on Greater Manchester from Friday.
Prime Minister Boris Johnson is also expected to make a statement on South Yorkshire later today, according to Communities Secretary Robert Jenrick.
He told Sky News’ Kay Burley earlier that there’s a “serious” coronavirus situation there but that ministers and local leaders were “on the cusp of an agreement”.