North East and Tees Valley
The North East and Tees Valley have been placed under Tier 2 restrictions.
This includes Newcastle, South Tyneside, North Tyneside, Gateshead, Sunderland, Durham, Northumberland, Middlesbrough, Redcar and Cleveland, Stockton-on-Tees, Darlington and Hartlepool.
West Yorkshire and Leeds
West Yorkshire and Leeds have been placed under Tier 2 restrictions.
The areas affected include Bradford, Kirklees, Calderdale and Wakefield.
On October 28, the Department of Health confirmed the whole of Nottinghamshire, including the eight districts of Ashfield, Bassetlaw, Broxtowe, Gedling, Mansfield, Newark and Sherwood, Nottingham and Rushcliffe will move into the Tier 3 alert level, from 12.01am on Friday October 30.
On the announcement of these measures, Matt Hancock said: “We have seen infection rates rising sharply across Nottinghamshire, and in close collaboration with local leaders we have agreed on a package of local measures to stop this virus in its tracks.
“I understand how difficult life is under these restrictions and the impact they have on families and businesses, but we never take these decisions lightly.
“I want to thank local leaders for their continued support and to extend my gratitude to the people of Nottinghamshire who have shown real resilience, consistently working together to follow the rules and help bring down rates of infection.”
All Tier 3 restrictions will apply across the entire county, including the closure of non-essential services, such as betting shops, tattoo parlours, tanning and nail salons, piercing services and auction houses.
In addition, the Department of Health said it had agreed further measures with local leaders, meaning all hospitality venues, including cafes and restaurants, can only remain open to offer substantial meals, or must move to operate a delivery and takeaway service only.
Wales is now in lockdown after First Minister Mark Drakeford announced a 17-day “fire break” designed to contain the latest spike in coronavirus cases will be introduced across Wales.
The break began on Friday October 23; it includes the half-term holiday and will last until Monday November 9.
After discussions with the Welsh cabinet Mr Drakeford said a “short, sharp, shock to turn back to clock, slow down the virus, and give us more time” was agreed.
“Everyone in Wales will be required to stay at home, this means working from home wherever that is possible, and the only exceptions will be critical workers and jobs where working from home is simply not possible,” Mr Drakeford told a press conference.
“All non-essential retail, leisure, hospitality and tourism businesses will close just as they had to during the March lockdown.”
Community centres, libraries and recycling centres will close and places of worship will no longer be able to hold regular services, except for funerals and weddings.