Day: 28 October 2020

Covid Watch: As Telford and Wrekin moves towards Tier 2, we must ask how decisions are being made

Update: Telford and Wrekin moves into Tier 2 at 12:01am Saturday 31 October.  Media reports, including from BBC Radio Shropshire, today suggest that a decision on whether Telford and Wrekin will move up to Tier 2 will be made today or tomorrow. The main impact of Tier 2 will be that friends and family members who are not in the same household must not meet indoors. Be that meeting in a pub, restaurant or a cosy family home. While we await the decision on Telford and Wrekin, I have been asking how these decisions on Tiers are made. Is a change of tier a diktat from central government or is there a local voice? How does the Shropshire unitary area keep in step with our sibling council in Telford and Wrekin?

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