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Source: London Assembly

It has been confirmed that London will move into Tier 3 of COVID-19 restrictions from 16 December 2020.

 

Len Duvall OBE AM, Chair of the GLA Oversight Committee, said,

 

“Today’s news will come as a big blow for businesses across London. For London to be moved to the highest tier of COVID-19 restrictions when businesses have just reopened their doors is extremely difficult, especially this time of the year when London is usually buzzing with people soaking up the Christmas atmosphere. While this is difficult news to swallow, COVID-19 restrictions are in place to protect our city, each other, and the NHS. We must remember that.

 

“As pubs, restaurants and theatres close their doors again for the third time this year, there must be the right support packages in place to help those businesses and individuals who have been hardest hit by the pandemic. None of this is their fault and life is already hard enough this year without added financial pressure.

 

“While it is understandable that Londoners will be frustrated by today’s news, safety must come first. Londoners, I urge you to please obey the new restrictions, as hard as they are. We must all work together to stop the spread of the virus, protect the NHS and save lives.”

 

Notes for editors:

  1. Len Duvall OBE AM, Chair of the GLA Oversight Committee, is available for interview.
  2. As well as investigating issues that matter to Londoners, the London Assembly acts as a check and a balance on the Mayor.

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