Covid-19 Update

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 3:46 pm on 14th December 2020.

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Photo of Matthew Hancock Matthew Hancock Secretary of State for Health and Social Care 3:46 pm, 14th December 2020

We are happy to look at the human geographies, as my right hon. Friend the Prime Minister put it, which is precisely why we have taken the decision today to take parts of Essex and parts of Hertfordshire into tier 3. We also look at the travelling patterns to see where the likelihood of the spread is greatest, and we set out the data on which we take the decision, so I think the answer to my hon. Friend is yes.