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Covid: England’s tiers ‘need strengthening to get through winter’

Public health official Dr Susan Hopkins says tier 1 had ‘little effect’ and tier 2 varied across country

England’s three-tier system of Covid-19 restrictions will have to be strengthened to get the country through the winter months, a senior health official has said, hinting at a possible new tier 4 of tighter restrictions in December, when the lockdown is due to be lifted.

The tier system, introduced last month, put areas into different categories labelled medium, high or very high risk, or tiers 1, 2 and 3 respectively.

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