When I started this article yesterday, the message was to be that the Shropshire unitary area might well join Telford and Wrekin in Tier 2 (high alert) next weekend. A meeting will be held on Monday to discuss this, though the final decision will lie with the Department of Health midweek. The way numbers are going are going all of Shropshire will be in Tier 2 by Saturday. It would have made more sense to stepped up a tier with Telford and Wrekin today. But this morning’s media reports that Boris Johnson is to give way to his scientific advisers and will announce a nationwide lockdown. England will join Wales, France, Germany and Belgium in a second wave ‘circuit breaker’. It he announces that on Monday, it will make any decision in Shropshire irrelevant.