North East UK news 'Xmas is not going to be normal' as England prepares to move out of lockdown MetiNews.Com

MetiNews.Com - During an interview on Sunday, the Chancellor also said a localised tiered system is a "far better way" to tackle Covid-19

North East UK news 'Xmas is not going to be normal' as England prepares to move out of lockdown MetiNews.Com

MetiNews.Com - During an interview on Sunday, the Chancellor also said a localised tiered system is a "far better way" to tackle Covid-19

North East UK news  'Xmas is not going to be normal' as England prepares to move out of lockdown MetiNews.Com
22 November 2020 - 12:15

Breaking News ! Chancellor Rishi Sunak has warned that "Christmas is not going to be normal" despite England preparing to move out of lockdown and into a strengthened three-tier system of local coronavirus restrictions next month. Boris Johnson will detail his "winter Covid plan" on Monday, setting out the restrictions to replace the national lockdown on December 2 and how people can spend the festive period. Downing Street said more areas are expected to enter higher tiers next month and those tiers will be strengthened to safeguard the gains made during the four-week lockdown, but it is understood that the 10pm curfew on pubs and restaurants will be altered. Mr Sunak said the localised tiered system is a "far better way" to tackle Covid-19 as he confirmed the Prime Minister's plans, which were expected to be approved by the Cabinet on Sunday. "I think, frustrating as it is for all of us, Christmas is not going to be normal this year," he told Sky's Sophy Ridge On Sunday. "But that said, the Prime Minister and everyone else, we're looking at ways to see how families can spend some time with each other over (the) Christmas period. "Obviously that's something that we would like to do and it's been a difficult year for all of us, but as I said it's not going to be a normal Christmas this year." He confirmed to The Andrew Marr Show on the BBC that plans to change the curfew period for pubs and restaurants are "definitely something we're looking at".

. Mr Johnson will announce the full plans for winter in the House of Commons on Monday. But he runs the risk of a rebellion from backbench Conservative MPs when they vote on the restrictions in the days before they are scheduled to come into force on December 2. Read More Related Articles Mass vaccination 'could be in place by summer', SAGE scientists say Read More Related Articles What the new tier system of Covid restrictions could look like over winter On Saturday the coronavirus recovery group (CRG) of Tories resisting new curbs warned that they "cannot support" a tiered approach unless the Government produces a cost-benefit analysis showing they "will save more lives than they cost". The warning against measures inflicting "huge health and economic costs" came in a letter to the Prime Minister, which sources close to the group said had been signed by 70 Conservative MPs, though the group's leaders were the only signatories identified. But Mr Sunak suggested the Government will be unable to do this, paving the way for a sizeable revolt unless the Prime Minister can convince them otherwise. "It's very hard to be precise in estimating the particular impact of a one-week restriction," the Chancellor told Ridge.

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North East UK news 'Xmas is not going to be normal' as England prepares to move out of lockdown MetiNews.Com


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