Greater Manchester – that means us – Hale, Altrincham, Timperley, Broadheath, Bowdon, Hale Barns – are all to remain in Tier 3 said Matt Hancock earlier. For those hoping that they could visit pubs and restaurants over the Christmas holiday, it comes as a vicious blow. To the owners of those establishments it must be like a stab through the heart.
London, only went into tier 3 last week and only Bristol has been saved from the highest tier from today. Every other part of the country which is in Tier 3 is staying there with Hancock encouraging people not to travel to lower tiers.
This is after the Prime Minister yesterday asked people to have a smaller, safer Christmas.
Johnson said it would be “inhuman” to ban Christmas all together and confirmed the festive bubble policy allowing households to mix between December 23 and 27 would remain in place.