BORIS Johnson will announce the new Tiers system in a press conference tonight, expected to be around 7pm.
The PM will update MPs in the House of Commons on the latest plans this afternoon, and will take questions from the public this evening.
He will appear alongside Professor Chris Whitty and Andrew Pollard, Director of the Oxford Vaccine Group.
But the PM is still self isolating so will take part in the press conference remotedly.
Boris is expected to reveal a tougher tier system in his Covid Winter Plan – with more rules for the areas with the highest cases.
Tier 3 is likely to see extra rules which will shut all pubs and restaurants in a blow to the hospitality industry.
It means Christmas meals and office dos will likely be off – or have to take place outside in smaller numbers – in the top levels of restrictions.
The PM will address Parliament at 3.30pm and then is expected to hold a press conference later on in the evening.
He is set to reveal:
- Gyms and beauty salons will be allowed to reopen their doors after the lockdown is lifted
- New Tiers will mean pubs and restaurants in the Top Tier 3 won’t be able to reopen
- People in Tier 2 will be able to mix only outdoors
- Outdoor grassroots sport will be allowed to resume
YULE BE TOGETHER AT CHRISTMAS
The PM will reveal the plans for Christmas later this week, where it’s expected he will say there can be a loosening of restrictions.
People from three households are set to be told they can mix indoors for up to five days – likely starting from Christmas Eve.
The nation will be allowed to travel between the four nations of the country after a joint agreement was reached.
But the details are still being hammered out this week.