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Coronavirus: Hospitality Industry

Question for Department of Health and Social Care

UIN 130250, tabled on 15 December 2020

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will make an assessment of the potential (a) merits and (b) implications of permitting Christmas household bubbles to attend hospitality settings in areas with Tier 2 covid-19 restrictions.

Answered on

18 April 2021

The Government is committed to publishing data that has informed its decision making, including the tiers framework and allocations.

We have also published supporting information to accompany the laying of the most recent regulations are laid before Parliament on 30 November, which is available at the following link:

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/the-health-economic-and-social-effects-of-covid-19-and-the-tiered-approach

Epidemiological data and projection models on local restriction tiers, including commentary on individual tier allocation decisions, is available at the following link:

https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/938964/Coronavirus_England_briefing_26_November.pdf.

This provides further information and context beyond the headline metrics as to why areas are in particular tiers currently.

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Department of Health and Social Care