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Potential new restrictions for pubs in the North: When is the Prime Ministers announcement?

Prime Minister Boris Johnson is expected to make an announcement affecting pubs, bars and restaurants in the North of England. The PM's announcement is expected on Monday 12th October, although no time has been confirmed. A three-tier system could determine which areas will see tougher restrictions. UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson is expected to implement yet more restrictions on the hospitality industry in the North of England next week, as cases of Covid-19 in some areas continue to soar. The announcement is expected to directly affect pubs and restaurants, who have already been forced to impose a 10pm curfew and abide by the 'rule of six'. So when will the announcement be, and what new restrictions could there be for the hospitality industry? [caption id="attachment_2015" align="aligncenter" width="2560"] Some Harrogate pubs, bars and restaurants could see tougher restrictions after Monday's announcement.[/caption] Although an exact time is yet to be confirmed, Boris Johnson is expected to make a formal announcement around new restrictions on Monday 12th October. Liverpool, Newcastle and Manchester are thought to be the worst affected areas, but restrictions could cover parts of Yorkshire as well. In terms of 'local lockdowns', the Prime Minister is expected to implement a three-tier system that ranks areas based on number of cases per 100,000 people. Tier One - These areas will have fewer cases than 100 cases per 100,000 people and will continue to follow the previously-set restrictions (e.g. social distancing and rule of six) Tier Two - These areas have more than 100 cases per 100,000 people and could see further restrictions that some areas have already been forced to implement, including bans on meetings between two households. Tier Three - These areas will have significantly higher infection rates and may see a 'local lockdown', forcing pubs, bars and restaurants to close completely. A final decision or any hint of one in terms of timeframe on potential closures is yet to be confirmed. Read more local stories from Your Harrogate here.

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