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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 Tuesday if the Government intended to impose a tougher set of restrictions on Tier 1 post-lockdown, Mr Hancock also said it was “too early” to say. Conservative Kevin Hollinrake (Thirsk and Malton) called on the Health Secretary to look at a tiered system by districts. He said the economic effects of the lockdown on the hospitality sector particularly is “very severe”. The infection rate in large constituencies he said “can vary significantly across different districts”, 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 keep the economy as open as possible?”

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