More areas of England are to be placed under Tier 3 restrictions

More areas of England are to be placed under Tier 3 restrictions

As from Saturday, Sheffield, Barnsley, Rotherham and Doncaster will move to the highest tier

South Yorkshire will be the latest region placed into Tier 3 coronavirus restrictions as Boris Johnson came under renewed pressure to increase financial help for areas under the toughest curbs.

The region will receive a £41 million package of funding, but Sheffield City Council’s leader Julie Dore pleaded with ministers to “do the right thing” and offer extra support to all Tier 3 areas.

The deal with South Yorkshire comes after bitter wrangling over money with Greater Manchester led to the highest level of restrictions being imposed from Whitehall without an agreement.

Published: by Radio NewsHub
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