Coronavirus: Disease Control

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 2nd March 2021.

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Photo of John Redwood John Redwood Conservative, Wokingham

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.

Photo of Nadine Dorries Nadine Dorries Minister of State (Department of Health and Social Care)

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.

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