The Health Secretary, Matt Hancock has told MPs in the Commons on Monday afternoon that London and parts of the South East will enter into the strictist Tier 3 before Christmas.
This could undoubtedly have a catastrophic impact on the economy as businesses across the capital are in their “Golden Month” and a “Golden Quarter” which will be much of a “blunt instrument.”
All pubs, bars and restuarant’s will be forced to close unless they can offer a takeaway service, delivery and click and collect over Christmas.
Hancock was due to take the formal decision on Wednesday, but as cases are exponentially rising all 32 boroughs across London will now be in Tier 3 from one minute past midnight on Wednesday.
Speaking to Sky News, the Mayor for London Sadiq Khan warned that businesses will go bust as December is a “golden month” and a “golden quarter” and Tier 3 could be too much of a “blunt instrument.”
Khan said, “It’s worth looking where the virus is spreading faster and it’s worth looking at the areas where we have seen the biggest increase.
“It’s worth them asking themselves the question whether a move to Tier 3 is a blunt instrument that doesn’t really address in a laser-like fashion where we are seeing the biggest problems.”