The Prime Minister Boris Johnson has said on Monday that England may not return back to the regional tier system, but instead a national approach could be imposed.
The regional tier system was put in place last autumn, Johnson told reporters in Bately, West Yorkshire that instead the new national approach “might be better this time round.”
Johnson said, “It may be that a national approach, going down the tiers in a national way, might be better this time round, given that the disease is behaving much more nationally.
“If you look at the way the new variant has taken off across the country, it’s a pretty national phenomenon.
“The charts I see, we’re all sort of moving pretty much in the same sort of way, I mean there are a few discrepancies, a few differences, so it may be that we will go for a national approach but there may be an advantage still in some regional differentiation as well.
“I’m keeping an open mind on that.”