COVID-19: New measures introduced in Bristol

Bristol’s residents will be placed under new measures for coronavirus restrictions, dubbed ‘Tier 1 Plus’ by the Mayor of the city, Marvin Rees.
The new measures involve tighter restrictions that are yet to be confirmed, more local control over test and trace, targeted focus on working adults in the age 30 to 60 bracket and the introduction of Covid marshals to patrol the city.
Bristol’s cases have continued to rise, now with 340 cases per 100,000 population, the average in the UK is under 230.
In a press conference this morning Marvin Rees confirmed, that if these measures do not stop the climbing number of cases, Bristol will be forced to move into Tier 2 or 3 restrictions like other parts of the UK. The “targeted actions” in Tier 1 Plus are to reduce the spread of the virus.
The new system for Bristol will have three parts using the date, taking on parts of test and trace, and compliance. 
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.
The regional approach is based on the different levels of prevalence of the virus across the UK.

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