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Coronavirus: Disease Control

Question for Department of Health and Social Care

UIN 121109, tabled on 26 November 2020

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, for what reasons the decisions on local covid-19 tier restrictions was not made on the basis of unitary authority areas.

Answered on

2 March 2021

As the prevalence of the virus is widespread across the country, it is important to apply restrictions to broad geographical areas where there are significant interconnected economic and social networks. This approach enables the same restrictions to apply where people are likely to work and socialise.