Calderdale tier 3 restrictions: Financial package discussed by council leader if region is moved to very high alert category

Leaders in West Yorkshire have discussed a package of measures to support the economy if the county is moved into tier three.

Wednesday, 28th October 2020, 8:32 pm
Updated Wednesday, 28th October 2020, 8:59 pm

Several regions in England have now been placed into the ‘very high’ level for Covid-19 restrictions.

West Yorkshire Leaders have met with government ministers today to discuss the next steps in combatting COVID-19 in West Yorkshire.

Discussions are ongoing and they have issued the following statement:

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"This afternoon, discussions have been ongoing to discuss steps for controlling the rising COVID-19 infection rates across the region and a package of measures to support the West Yorkshire economy should it be necessary to move into Tier Three (Very High) restrictions.

"We have not yet concluded these discussions at this point and we will continue tomorrow to get the best for our communities."

When the new three tiered system for local lockdowns was announced by the Prime Minister on 12 October, only one region was subject to the highest level of restrictions.

However, as Covid-19 infection rates continue to climb, the government has since placed three more regions under the stricter measures, with more expected to follow.

The ‘very high’ Covid alert level (Tier 3) applies to areas with the highest infection rates and includes the strictest lockdown restrictions.