On Monday the Health Secretary Matt Hancock said that he will not rule out the new tier 4 restrictions.
Speaking to BBC Breakfast, Hancock said the government will “rule nothing out” on the prospect of a new tougher tier of restrictions.
He added, “The problem is it’s still going up, and while it’s still going up we’ve got to act to get it under control.”
The Mayor for Liverpool, Joe Anderson has said on Tuesday that tougher measures may be needed if Tier 3 restrictions do not go far enough to halt the spread of infections.
Currently Liverpool is one of five northern locations which are under England’s strictest level of lockdown measures due to soaring cases.
Anderson said in an interview with BBC Breakfast, whose brother Bill was one of 61 people to die from the virus in the city in just one week, said he backs the idea of the introduction of “tougher measures if necessary.”
The Mayor for Liverpool said, “[The pandemic] has taken untold damage on people’s wellbeing and a huge toll on families where people have died.
“If anything was required to bring it down faster, I would do that.
“However, I want to make sure that we are giving tier three a chance to see if the measures have an impact.”
He added that he will review the results of the Tier 3 restrictions in 14 to 16 days’ time.
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