Coventry is set to enter the ‘high’ tier of coronavirus restrictions – usually known as tier 2 – according to reports.
The official announcement is due tomorrow, according to the BBC.
The news means Coventrians would be banned from mixing indoors or in the hospitality sector, and bring the West Midlands city in line with Birmingham.
It comes as more places in England are expected to move into the highest category of coronavirus restrictions over the coming days and weeks.
South Yorkshire is the latest region placed into Tier 3, also known as the “very high” alert level.
For the week to October 16, South Yorkshire had 371.3 coronavirus cases per 100,000 people, up from 334.1 cases the previous week.
Nottinghamshire is another area currently in Tier 2, the category also known as “high” risk.
Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer called for a clear framework setting out the support on offer to regions in Tier 2 and Tier 3 of the coronavirus measures rather than “grubby, take-it-or-leave it” deals.
The restrictions in South Yorkshire, which will cover around 1.4 million people in Barnsley, Doncaster, Rotherham and Sheffield, will come into force on Saturday morning.
Sheffield’s leader Ms Dore said: “We will continue to push Government to provide enough support for people and businesses as they are now placing us in these measures which will have such serious consequences for the people most impacted.
“It is not too late to do the right thing to support people in Sheffield, South Yorkshire and all the people currently going into Tier 3 across the country and I would plead with Government to increase the levels of support they are providing for Tier 3.”