More than half of residents think the North East ought to be moved into the hardest Tier 3 coronavirus restrictions, based on a ChronicleLive survey.
As Covid-19 deaths in the area hit their highest stage since June, the area was positioned in to the ‘excessive’ danger class beneath the Government’s new three-tier system.
This week the North East gained every week’s reprieve from Tier 3 however leaders have been instructed they need to show current restrictions are working.
On Thursday the leaders of Northumberland, Newcastle, South and North Tyneside, Gateshead, Sunderland and County Durham signed a joint assertion urging the Government to not impose “devastating” coronavirus restrictions.
In the letter, the leaders mentioned there was “proof of a flattening of the curve” and that they might “make alert stage 2 work”.
Gateshead Council Leader Martin Gannon later confirmed that the Government had agreed to offer the area one other week earlier than a call is made.
If coronavirus instances proceed to soar it may go into Tier 3, which might see pubs, bars, barbers and gymnasiums shut.
But how do the people of the North East actually really feel about the newest restrictions?
More than 20,000 people responded to our survey on whether or not it was time for tighter lockdown measures – and extra than half (55%) mentioned they thought the North East ought to be positioned in Tier 3.
A complete of 12,226 respondents (58%) mentioned they did not think Tier 2 measures had been sufficient to sort out the unfold of coronavirus.
But solely half (51%) thought closing pubs and eating places would assist cut back the unfold.
Almost 70% had been nervous about the spike in Covid-19 instances regionally, and 65% did not think the Government was doing sufficient for companies affected by the pandemic.
It comes as Lancashire joined the Liverpool area in coming into Tier 3 on Saturday, with pubs and bars closed until they will serve meals and family mixing banned indoors and in gardens.
Tier 2 measures had been additionally launched in London, Essex, York, Elmbridge, Barrow-in-Furness, North East Derbyshire, Erewash and Chesterfield.
They prohibit people mixing inside with these from different households, together with in pubs and eating places, renewing calls from companies for higher monetary help.
Here are the outcomes of the ChronicleLive survey in full:
Are Tier 2 lockdown measures for the North East sufficient to sort out the unfold of coronavirus?
Not certain 8%
Do you think the area ought to be positioned beneath the hardest Tier 3 lockdown measures?
Not certain 4%
Are you nervous about the spike of coronavirus instances in the North East?
Not certain 4%
Will closing pubs and eating places cut back the unfold of Covid-19?
Not certain 11%
Is the Government doing sufficient to help companies affected by coronavirus?
Not certain 18%