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All of England ‘facing toughest coronavirus measures with nowhere in Tier One’

All of England could reportedly be placed into the top two tiers of coronavirus restrictions after the current lockdown ends.

From December 2, different rules will apply in different regions in the country depending on their infection rates.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has warned that each tier will be toughened, and they are set to be in place until March.

One Whitehall source told the Daily Mail that at least 80% of the country would be in the top two tiers.

Another said it was “entirely possible that no one is in Tier One”.

The PM has already told MPs that “more regions will fall – at least temporarily – into higher levels than before".

Tier three areas will face a ban on households mixing, with pubs and restaurants staying shut apart from deliveries.

Overnight stays outside the area will be banned as will wedding receptions – but gyms and places of worship will be allowed to open.

In tier two households cannot mix indoors, but will be able to socialise outdoors if they stick to the Rule of Six.

Pubs can open but have to call last orders at 10pm, and close by 11pm.

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And in tier one households can socialise indoors if they stick to the rule of six, and live events can have audiences of 50% capacity or 4,000 outdoors.

Ministers are set to make regional tier decisions on Thursday, November 26.

They will be decided by five key indicators – case detection in all ages, case detections in the over 60s, infection rates rising or falling, positivity rates, and pressure on the NHS.

A new map created by researchers at Imperial College London predicts the areas of England most at risk of facing Tier 2 or 3 restrictions.

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The week lockdown ends, Swale in Kent is predicted to have the highest rate of new cases of Covid-19, followed by Boston in Lincolnshire, theMirror Onlinereported.

Medway and Gravesham, also in Kent, and East Lindsey, also in Lincolnshire, round out the top five.

They are followed by two more places in Kent – Dartford and Maidstone.

View the full interactive map and table here.

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