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Warrington WILL move into Tier 3 'next week' as Nottinghamshire could face even tighter curbs

Added 10-23-20 09:36:03am EST - “Discussions concluded this morning with restrictions including the closure of pubs set to come into force in Warrington potentially by Thursday or Friday, local media report.” - Dailymail.co.uk

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Dailymail.co.uk: “Warrington WILL move into Tier 3 'next week'”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

Warrington will move into Tier 3 next week after council leaders agreed to a £6million support package from the Government.

The tightened restrictions - which will come into force from Thursday -  include the shuttering of pubs and betting shops. Residents are also advised against travelling outside of the north Cheshire town and overnight stays in other parts of the UK.

But officials successfully negotiated for leisure centres, gyms, fitness centres, beauty parlours, hairdressers and trampoline parks to stay open.

The 'trigger point' for the move to the highest alert level in England came as hospital capacity began to creak, they said, with 102 Covid-19 patients in beds across the Warrington and Halton Hospitals Trust.

The North West town, home to some 210,000 people, diagnosed 347 cases per 100,000 people in the week ending October 18. This is the 35th highest level in the country. Public Health England data shows 730 people in the town tested positive, and health chiefs say cases are climbing in older age groups.

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