26 Nov 2020

The science behind England’s new Covid tier system

Health and Social Care Editor

One area going into Tier 3 is Kent. Case rates there vary widely – Swale and Thanet have the two highest rates in the UK, whilst other areas are below average.

But the government decided to put the whole county into the highest level of restrictions, ignoring pleas from MPs for more localised measures.

So what are the health reasons behind moving an area into Tier 3?