What are the restrictions in different areas of the Midlands?

At the moment nowhere in the Midlands is in the highest level of Tier 3. Credit: ITV News Central

England is being placed into a new national lockdown from Thursday, with pubs, leisure facilities, non-essential shops and other businesses being ordered to close, Boris Johnson has announced.

Until then, the national three-tier system for local restrictions means that each area of the country will be placed under 'medium', 'high' or 'very high' alert levels with different restrictions on everyday life accordingly.

Tier One (Medium)

As a base line, under the first tier - medium - these restrictions will be in place across all areas of England which are not under tougher local restrictions.

These measures include the "rule of six" - a ban on most gatherings of more than six people and a 10pm curfew for pubs, bars and restaurants.

Tier Two (High)

Under tier two - high - restrictions are the same as tier one, but with the added ban on indoor mixing of households or support bubbles.

There is advice for people to minimise their journeys if they live in an area of 'high' alert.

The PM said the 'high' alert level primarily aims to reduce household to household transmission, by preventing all mixing between different households or support bubbles indoors.

Tier Three (Very High)

Under tier three - very high - measures include the closure of pubs and bars, betting shops, casinos, and gyms.

However, restaurants and pubs serving food will be allowed to open, so long as customers remain seated and different households cannot meet up and mix.

Cross-household socialising will be banned in all settings, including private gardens, except outdoor public places such as parks, where the rule of six will apply.

Over the coming months areas in the Midlands are likely to have different restrictions depending on what tier they're placed in. Credit: PA

Where are the extra restrictions in the Midlands?

Tier 3

  • Nottingham and Nottinghamshire

Nottingham and Nottinghamshire went into Tier 3 restrictions from Friday October 30. This is the first part of the Midlands to join the highest level of Coronavirus restrictions.

Nottingham and Nottinghamshire are to enter Tier 3

As well as the main Tier 3 restrictions, Council Leaders have agreed certain additional local restrictions

  • The West Midlands

Before the second lockdown, it was expected Birmingham and other parts of the West Midlands would go into Tier 3 as soon as support packages for residents and businesses were in place.

It's looking increasingly likely that large parts of the West Midlands are now heading for Tier 3. Credit: ITV News Central

ITV News understood it was "highly likely" Wolverhampton, Walsall, Sandwell, Solihull and Birmingham would move into the highest level of Coronavirus restrictions.

East Midlands areas in Tier 2

West Midlands areas in Tier 2

  • How do I know what tier my area is in?

The government have released a postcode checker for people to be able to check what tier their area falls into and what restrictions are in place.

You can also check coronavirus cases in your area using ITV's interactive map.

  • Sameena Ali-Khan answers some of your questions

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