The Mayor of Bristol Marvin Rees has said that Bristol has now entered into a “tier 1 plus” of lockdown restrictions.
Rees said that Bristol are taking further actions due to the increase in coronavirus infections.
Rees said in a statement, “Within this tier, we are taking targeted actions including the introduction of eight COVID marshals, deeper analytic work to identify rising tides of cases and taking on further powers of our local test and trace service to prevent further spread of the virus and protect our communities.
“These actions are being called Tier 1 plus.
“Any further actions will be based on what we’re seeing locally, and through discussion with our local partners across the city and central government.”
A Department of Health and Social Care spokesperson said, “There are three Local Covid Alert Levels which are enshrined in law and we are not considering the introduction of a ‘plus’ system.
“Bristol is currently at medium and local leaders have the authority to bring in some additional measures for their area and we welcome local efforts to break chains of transmission.”
Darren Jones, the Bristol North West MP, posted on Twitter: “Bristol will stay in tier one but with enhanced enforcement, more Covid marshals and more local control of test and trace (good!).
“Please continue to follow the rule of six, maintain distance and wash hands.”