Matt Hancock confirms new tier restrictions for large parts of the country from tomorrow
Matt Hancock confirmed new tier restrictions for large parts of the country with much of the north east, Greater Manchester and the Midlands being plunged into Tier 4 from tomorrow.
Liverpool and much of Yorkshire, that had been in Tier 2 through Christmas, will now move into Tier 3.
The Isles of Scilly is the only region to be in Tier 1 following Mr Hancock's announcement.
It means three quarters of the country will be under the toughest Tier 4 restrictions, Mr Hancock said.
See the full list areas being moved into new tier restrictions below.
Mr Hancock said the approval of the Oxford/AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine is a 'victory for all'.
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Derby and Derbyshire
Nottingham and Nottinghamshire
Birmingham and Black Country
Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent
Cheshire and Warrington
Isle of Wight
Shropshire and Telford & Wrekin
Worcestershire (Bromsgrove, Malvern Hills, Redditch, Worcester, Wychavon, Wyre Forest)
Liverpool City Region (Halton, Knowsley, Liverpool, Sefton, Wirral, St Helens)
York & North Yorkshire (Scarborough, Hambleton, Richmondshire, Selby, Craven, Ryedale, Harrogate, City of York)
Bath and North East Somerset
Devon, Plymouth, Torbay (East Devon, Exeter, Mid Devon, North Devon, South Hams, Teignbridge, Torridge, West Devon, Plymouth, Torbay)