The government are reportedly considering changing the tier system yet again in December, which will see a regionalised approach after the second lockdown.
Tier 4 could be added to the coronavirus rules which could see England being carved up into large regions.
Under the new rules, the South East, South West, the entirety the North East or North West could be treated as one area.
A source told the Telegraph, “We will return to a regionalised approach after the lockdown, and the government has not said explicitly at this point that the tiers will be exactly the same.
“People could enter lower tiers if they obey the lockdown rules and the R rate falls.
“The government will set out what the tiered system looks like a week before lockdown ends on 2 December.”
There is a “high probability” that the government could introduce a new system of “grouping” regions together, to try and “simplify the system,” a source told the Telegraph.