Boris Johnson will set out new tough ‘Tier Three’ Covid lockdown restrictions in announcement on Monday
Mr Johnson will use the occasion to outline a new ‘tiered’ approach to how local Covid situations will be treated.
The Prime Minister’s chief strategic adviser Sir Edward Lister has written to MPs following a meeting with northern leaders on Friday.
In a letter shared online, Sir Edward stated that ‘rising incidence’ of Covid in parts of the country mean it is ‘very likely’ that certain local areas will face ‘further restrictions’.
The letter added that the Prime Minister believed local leaders should ‘help shape the package of measures in the most concerning areas’.
The Government will discuss ‘difficult choices’ with local leaders, the letter stated.