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The Sheffield Mayor Has Confirmed That South Yorkshire Will Move Into Tier 3 From Midnight On Saturday

The Sheffield Mayor Has Confirmed That South Yorkshire Will Move Into Tier 3 From Midnight On Saturday

South Yorkshire will enter Tier 3 restrictions this weekend (PA)

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South Yorkshire is set to enter the top tier of coronavirus restrictions from midnight on Saturday 24 October, regional mayor Dan Jarvis has confirmed.

The new measures will cover the local authority areas of Barnsley, Doncaster, Rotherham and Sheffield.

Under the tier 3 restrictions, people will be banned from socialising with people they do not live with or are outside their support bubble.

Pubs and bars that do not serve "substantial meals" will also be required to close, and people will be discouraged from entering or leaving the area.

Mayor of the Sheffield City Region, Dan Jarvis, said:  “We all recognise the gravity of the situation and have taken the responsible route to ensure we save lives and livelihoods, and protect our NHS.

"More older people are contracting the virus. The number of people with COVID in our hospitals has doubled over the last ten days, with no signs this will relent over the coming weeks. Inaction was not an option."

He continued: “We called on Government to offer a local lockdown lifeline for our local authorities and economy, and the new restrictions will be introduced alongside resources which mean we are better equipped to control the virus and limit some of the damage on jobs and businesses."

It is understood that local leaders have agreed on a funding package with the government worth £41 million, including £30 million to support the region’s businesses, and £11 million for local authorities to support public health measures such as Test and Trace to stop the spread of the virus.

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