Which areas will be put in Tier 3 lockdown next? Leeds, Nottingham and Newcastle facing stricter measures

HUGE swathes of England are facing even tougher restrictions and Leeds, Nottingham and Newcastle could be plunged into a strict Tier 3 lockdown.

Liverpool was the only part of the UK given the drastic new rules which mean pubs and bars will have to close, but infection rates in Nottingham have skyrocketed even higher.

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Nottingham did not have any local lockdown restrictions last week, but this week was thrown into Tier 2 – meaning it is only "high risk".

According to data released yesterday on local infection rates, Liverpool has 609 cases per 100,000.

But Nottingham's cases have soared by 2,777 in the last week, with an infection rate of 834.2 per 100,000.

That's almost double what it was last week at 425 cases per 100,000.

Chief Medical Officer Chris Whitty said yesterday the decision on whether to put an area in Tier 3 would be decided on the number of infections as well as how fast it is climbing.

Mr Johnson stressed yesterday the Tier 3 lockdowns are crucial to stop NHS services in areas coming under incredible pressure making them unable to carry out essential services.

And the PM hinted there were still some areas who could be placed under more drastic measures, but were fighting to stay in Tier 2 restrictions.

He told the House of Commons yesterday: "We are still working with other local leader to determine how best to tackle the resurgence of the virus."

And speaking at Downing Street last night he said if leaders would not co-operate, the Government would force them to follow stricter measures.

He said: "If we can’t get agreement (from local leaders), clearly it is the duty of the national Government to take the necessary action to protect the public and protect public health."

Council leaders in Leeds are warning they could be next to be thrown into harsher lockdown rules.

Figures from the week to October 2 show there are 363 cases per 100,000 or 2,880 new cases in the last week, climbing slightly from the week before.

Council chief executive Tom Riordan said: "This is a really pivotal moment for us again and there is a prospect that we could go into Tier 3.

But in a briefing today, Leeds City Council leaders said the rate has risen to 422 cases per 100,000.

And the number of coronavirus pateitns being admitted to hospitals has doubled in the last week.

"Weexpect, from what the Government has said, that we will have very much an equal conversation with them about what needs to happen and when.

"At the moment, the judgment has been that we should go into Tier 2, and we support that, but the data changes every day and we need to just look at the epidemiology as well and see where the virus is spreading in settings and whether the extra restrictions in Tier 3 are justified and also the economic impact of this, which is another factor we are very concerned about."

Tier 3 warning: latest infection rates

Nottingham 834.2 (2777), 425.7 (1417)

Knowsley 656.9 (991), 526.3 (794)

Liverpool 609.0 (3033), 532.9 (2654)

Newcastle upon Tyne 500.0 (1514), 444.8 (1347)

Burnley 499.3 (444), 444.2 (395)

Manchester 448.4 (2479), 561.1 (3102)

Sefton 423.3 (1170), 335.7 (928)

Sheffield 412.8 (2414), 318.7 (1864)

West Lancashire 398.9 (456), 241.5 (276)

St. Helens 388.7 (702), 332.8 (601)

Blackburn with Darwen 384.1 (575), 219.8 (329)

Pendle 376.7 (347), 309.4 (285)

Halton 366.3 (474), 313.0 (405)

Rochdale 363.7 (809), 304.4 (677)

Leeds 363.1 (2880), 343.4 (2724)

Oldham 350.9 (832), 255.6 (606)

Salford 349.3 (904), 295.2 (764)

Wigan 346.9 (1140), 231.8 (762)

Exeter 345.5 (454), 280.8 (369)

Bury 329.3 (629), 273.3 (522)

Preston 323.5 (463), 319.3 (457)

Warrington 321.4 (675), 220.0 (462)

Hyndburn 318.3 (258), 280.1 (227)

Trafford 311.3 (739), 234.7 (557)

Rossendale 303.6 (217), 239.2 (171)

Stockton-on-Tees 300.0 (592), 192.6 (380)

County Durham 296.0 (1569), 170.2 (902)

Bradford 289.7 (1564), 267.5 (1444)

Middlesbrough 283.0 (399), 221.3 (312)

Sunderland 280.2 (778), 276.2 (767)

Bolton 277.5 (798), 258.4 (743)

Barrow-in-Furness 277.4 (186), 165.6 (111)

Wirral 276.8 (897), 225.9 (732)

Tameside 275.5 (624), 228.3 (517)

Broxtowe 272.7 (311), 145.6 (166)

Rushcliffe 272.7 (325), 152.7 (182)

Ribble Valley 272.6 (166), 226.6 (138)

North Tyneside 271.7 (565), 204.9 (426)

Stockport 266.5 (782), 203.5 (597)

Lancaster 256.8 (375), 157.5 (230)

Gateshead 251.4 (508), 216.3 (437)

Hartlepool 249.8 (234), 238.1 (223)

South Tyneside 244.4 (369), 267.6 (404)

Gedling 243.4 (287), 123.8 (146)

Rotherham 238.9 (634), 172.6 (458)

South Ribble 237.4 (263), 188.6 (209)

Chorley 226.7 (268), 136.2 (161)

Barnsley 225.6 (557), 134.1 (331)

Calderdale 219.9 (465), 144.2 (305)

York 219.8 (463), 162.4 (342)

Newark and Sherwood 215.6 (264), 110.3 (135)

Kirklees 212.8 (936), 172.8 (760)

Redcar and Cleveland 201.2 (276), 137.8 (189)

Wakefield 195.8 (682), 140.7 (490)

Darlington 193.8 (207), 177.9 (190)

Northumberland 187.3 (604), 177.1 (571)

Blackpool 186.5 (260), 169.2 (236)

Oadby and Wigston 180.7 (103), 131.5 (75)

Charnwood 177.6 (330), 95.8 (178)

Fylde 174.5 (141), 132.5 (107)

Cheshire West and Chester 167.3 (574), 128.5 (441)

Doncaster 167.0 (521), 120.2 (375)

North East Derbyshire 163.6 (166), 95.6 (97)

High Peak 161.9 (150), 118.7 (110)

Birmingham 159.9 (1826), 152.7 (1743)

Leicester 159.5 (565), 134.9 (478)

Wyre 151.7 (170), 120.4 (135)

Harrogate 147.4 (237), 107.6 (173)

Solihull 146.0 (316), 109.1 (236)

Erewash 145.6 (168), 86.7 (100)

Cheshire East 145.5 (559), 121.8 (468)

Rutland 142.8 (57), 52.6 (21)

Newcastle-under-Lyme 140.6 (182), 97.3 (126)

South Lakeland 139.9 (147), 93.3 (98)

Walsall 136.3 (389), 111.4 (318)

Oxford 135.8 (207), 102.3 (156)

Coventry 135.7 (504), 96.4 (358)

Blaby 133.0 (135), 82.7 (84)

Craven 131.3 (75), 164.5 (94)

North Lincolnshire 127.7 (220), 80.7 (139)

Chesterfield 125.8 (132), 62.0 (65)

Sandwell 120.3 (395), 119.3 (392)

South Staffordshire 120.1 (135), 83.6 (94)

Elmbridge 119.9 (164), 80.4 (110)

Ealing 118.8 (406), 82.2 (281)

North East Lincolnshire 118.4 (189), 61.4 (98)

Stafford 118.0 (162), 104.2 (143)

Richmond upon Thames 117.7 (233), 96.0 (190)

Bromsgrove 116.1 (116), 91.1 (91)

North West Leicestershire 113.9 (118), 45.4 (47)

South Kesteven 113.0 (161), 56.2 (80)

East Riding of Yorkshire 111.1 (379), 95.0 (324)

Harborough 110.9 (104), 67.2 (63)

Hackney and City of London 109.3 (318), 96.3 (280)

Selby 109.2 (99), 87.2 (79)

Hambleton 109.2 (100), 100.4 (92)

Three Rivers 107.2 (100), 55.7 (52)

Ashfield 107.1 (137), 91.5 (117)

Redbridge 106.8 (326), 99.3 (303)

Wolverhampton 104.4 (275), 71.0 (187)

Windsor and Maidenhead 104.3 (158), 62.7 (95)

Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole 104.2 (412), 50.6 (200)

Bolsover 103.0 (83), 63.3 (51)

Derby 100.3 (258), 75.4 (194)

There are also fears over Newcastle's growing infection rate, with 500 cases per 100,000 could land it into Tier 3 restrictions.

After two months of following local lockdown rules, Manchester's infection rate has finally started to climb down, from 561 cases per 100,000 to 448, suggesting they might be able to stay in Tier 2 lockdown.

Professor Whitty also gave a grim forecast for areas in Tier 3 lockdown yesterday, saying the "base" level of closing pubs and bars and banning households mixing anywhere indoors and in private gardens would not be enough.

The top doc said: "I am very confident that the measures that are currently in place are helping to slow the virus.

"These measures will help to slow it further.

"I am not confident – nor is anybody confident – that the tier three proposals for the highest rate, if you did the absolute base case and nothing more would be enough to get on top of it."

HIGH ALERT: Local alert levels

BORIS Johnson today announced his new plan to control the spread of coronavirus with a three-tier system.

All areas in England, excluding those listed below, will be on the medium level.

Very High Level

Liverpool City Region

  • Liverpool
  • Knowsley
  • Wirral
  • St Helens
  • Sefton
  • Halton

High level:

Cheshire:

  • Cheshire West and Chester
  • Cheshire East

Greater Manchester

  • Manchester
  • Bolton
  • Bury
  • Stockport
  • Tameside
  • Trafford
  • Wigan
  • Salford
  • Rochdale
  • Oldham

Warrington

  • Warrington

Derbyshire

  • High Peak, the wards of:
  • Tintwistle
  • Padfield
  • Dinting
  • St John's
  • Old Glossop
  • Whitfield
  • Simmondley
  • Gamesley
  • Howard Town
  • Hadfield South
  • Hadfield North

Lancashire

  • Lancashire
  • Blackpool
  • Preston
  • Blackburn with Darwen
  • Burnely

West Yorkshire

  • Leeds
  • Bradford
  • Kirklees
  • Calderdale
  • Wakefield

South Yorkshire

  • Barnsley
  • Rotherham
  • Doncaster
  • Sheffield

North East

  • Newcastle
  • South Tyneside
  • North Tyneside
  • Gateshead
  • Sunderland
  • Durham
  • Northumberland

Tees Valley

  • Middlesbrough
  • Redcar and Cleveland
  • Stockton-on-Trees
  • Darlington
  • Hartlepool

West Midlands

  • Birmingham
  • Sandwell
  • Solihull
  • Wolverhampton
  • Walsall

Leicester

  • Leicester
  • Oadby and Wigston

Nottingham

  • Nottinghamshire
  • Nottingham City

 

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