Before the Government's new restrictions come into place and London moves to Tier 2. People have taken to the streets to enjoy their last bit of freedom.

Before the Government’s new restrictions come into place and London moves to Tier 2. People have taken to the streets to enjoy their last bit of freedom.

Revellers take to London streets: Police were called to disperse a large crowd that had gathered at the corner of Old Compton Street and Frith Street. London moves into Tier 2 today which will mean people from separate households will be unable to mix together indoors. This includes pubs and restaurants.

Over half of the population of England will now be in Tier 2 or 3, the ‘high’ and ‘very high’ alert systems. The ban on mixing indoors is terrible news for 5,000 pubs and 8,500 restaurants in the newly designated Tier 2 areas of the country. As businesses will suffer but will not be legible for Government financial help as they have been ordered to close.

New data released on Friday from the Office of National Statistics (ONS) shows there was an estimated average of 27,900 new cases per day between October 2nd and 8th.

They have also called for an “urgent reform” of the NHS Test and Trace system. Proposals for a 2-3 week lockdown call for the immediate closure of schools, non essential businesses, places of worship and the hospitality sectors. Although takeaways will be allowed to remain open.

After this period the proposal states that a period of continued restrictions should follow. To keep the R number below one but schools should be allowed to re-open.


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