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Covid-19: Portsmouth to move to Tier 3

Responding to news Portsmouth will be moving into tier three as announced by the Health Secretary in the House of Commons today, Portsmouth South’s Stephen Morgan MP said:

“With cases up 46% in the south east, infections levels on the rise again here in our city, and the significant pressures on QA Hospital, Portsmouth will be moving to tier three at the weekend, meaning that our communities will regrettably be sitting under the toughest of conditions.

Just two weeks ago the Government mistakenly claimed they had the pandemic under control. The city council leader also wildly said Portsmouth could go into tier one.

Throughout this crisis, I have urged the government to act responsibly and with speed to take the hard decisions to control the virus. If political leaders fail to take swift and decisive action, they can no longer claim to be ‘protecting the NHS’.

Portsmouth people continue to make huge sacrifices to protect the vulnerable and save lives. Ministers must now get a grip of this virus, so that our NHS can be protected and our city’s economy recovers faster.”

Tier Three restrictions can be found here: www.gov.uk/guidance/tier-3-very-high-alert