Hancock: Too early to say whether there will be changes to tiered lockdown system

Published on November 17, 2020 - Duration: 01:28s

Hancock: Too early to say whether there will be changes to tiered lockdown system

Asked by shadow health secretary Jonathan Ashworth in the Commons on Tuesdayif the Government intended to impose a tougher set of restrictions on Tier 1post-lockdown, Mr Hancock also said it was “too early” to say.

ConservativeKevin Hollinrake (Thirsk and Malton) called on the Health Secretary to look ata tiered system by districts.

He said the economic effects of the lockdown onthe hospitality sector particularly is “very severe”.

The infection rate inlarge constituencies he said “can vary significantly across differentdistricts”, adding: “When he moves… back to a tiered system on December 3,would he look at allocating these by districts rather than by county to keepthe economy as open as possible?”


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