23 Oct Coronavirus: Warrington will go into Tier 3 – council leaders say deal is agreed | UK News
A deal on putting Warrington into Tier 3 has been agreed, council leaders have told Sky News.
The deal, which has not yet been confirmed by the government, includes £4.2m in financial support for businesses.
Meanwhile, Sky News understands that a decision on whether Nottingham will go into Tier 3 will be made this evening.
Sky correspondent Ali Fortescue said the financial package for Warrington includes £1.7m for enforcement.
Warrington South MP Andy Carter said the decision was “inevitable” given a rise in COVID-19 infections across the town.
“The weekly case rate is 341 per 100,000 population. More worryingly is the 195 per 100,000 in over 60s, approximately twice the level of the national average. This equates to 717 cases in a seven-day period with test positivity currently at around 12%,” said the Conservative MP.
“With infections being wide spread in the community the impact on care workers and our local NHS is also being felt, ward staffing levels at the hospital are under pressure because staff have to self isolate too.”