Time and date new lockdown tiers will be announced

Following Boris Johnson ’s announcement to the nation on Monday, November 23, many were wondering which tier their area would fall into.

The Prime Minister laid out a new, stricter version of the tiered system which was in place in October, in a bid to slow the spread of coronavirus.

The government has shared plenty of details about what rules and restrictions in each of the tiers will be.

But it has not yet been confirmed which areas will enter at each level.

The good news is that the list is expected to be announced today, Thursday, November 26, so you don’t have long to wait.

What time will lockdown tiers be announced?

Health Secretary Matt Hancock will today present the full list of tiers, by region, to MPs in the Commons at 11.30am.

However, the final decision will be made by Prime Minister Boris Johnson, who will lead a Downing Street news conference at around 5pm, according to The Mirror.

Chancellor Rishi Sunak confirmed the Tory leader would be giving a press conference this afternoon.

He told BBC Breakfast: “I know people are frustrated, of course it’s frustrating living under restrictions.

"The Prime Minister will be doing a press conference later, the Health Secretary will be making a statement in Parliament later as well."

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Mr Sunak continued: “We have a Cabinet meeting later this morning to go over these things and finalise them.

“But people will see a tangible change, wherever they are, compared to the last four weeks.”

The new tier system will take effect when the national lockdown ends, at 12.01am on Wednesday, December 2.

Under the new system more areas are expected to be placed directly into the high (Tier 2) and very high (Tier 3) alert categories.

Mr Johnson said on Monday: “I am sorry to say we expect that more regions will fall – at least temporarily – into higher levels than before.

“But by using these tougher tiers and by using rapid turnaround tests on an ever greater scale to drive R below one and keep it there, it should be possible for areas to move down the tiering scale to lower levels of restrictions.”

The system will be regularly reviewed, and an area’s tier level may change before Christmas.

The first review of the tiers is scheduled for December 16.

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