The government has switched Birmingham from Tier 3 Covid restrictions to Tier 4 Lockdown – but what do citizens think of the tougher measures?

Birmingham was thrown into Tier 4 lockdown after the Covid-19 infection rate continued to rise – some brummies felt the restrictions didn’t go far enough

Non-essential retailers and beauty salons closed on Thursday, December 31st December, officially close their doors from midnight after the government imposed stricter measures

The status of the updated tier sparked a lot of discussion among BirminghamLive readers on Facebook Some agreed that this is “the only way to save life” “

While others think schools, colleges and universities should stay closed after the Christmas break to slow the spread of the virus, the coronavirus infection rate in Birmingham is currently 3,131 cases per 100000 inhabitants

Here are some of your comments on social media under an article about each Tier 4 rule you need to follow

Tracy Alexander said, “The only way to do things to save lives and keep everyone safe from the virus is to stay home and follow the rules I’ll be sticking to the rules like I’ve done since March, so do what you’re told “

Christine Seaman wrote: “You make me very angry I have friends who finished this 10 weeks ago You haven’t gotten over it yet Open your eyes and see what’s really going on on one of them is very bad”and I’m afraid the next call might be a bad one”

Brinda Chana said, “All schools, kindergartens, colleges and universities should also close. Otherwise the spread won’t stop. These children will catch other children and bring them home to the elders and other family members who may be vulnerable”

Chrissie Avfc Brain wrote: “Absolutely pathetic I can’t visit the family, but the kids still have to go to school where there are 30 students”

Mahadev Goswami said, “Why are schools not closed? This type of Tier 4 is useless Most people mingle in schools and supermarkets”

Kay Ali said, “To be honest, it won’t make a difference, people will still do what they do every day”

Victoria Murphy said, “Maybe if they shut everything but hospitals then the stay-at-home thing might be honored. But we’re like the Hokey Cokey in and out of lockdown so people don’t know if they’re coming or going go “

Derek Findleton said, “Basically Tier 3, but no featured gym is safer than schools that stay open”

Lee Bee Brelsforth wrote, “I understand that safety is paramount But why are people allowed to fly in and out of the county, gather at work and classrooms, etc I know it is a very difficult situation but certainly the “stay at home” ???? Message is not possible with the above I said? “

Aftab Akhtar added, “The whole thing is a mess We started to be fine until we got a breakthrough with a vaccine It doesn’t make sense how we suddenly feel worse than we did at the peak”

Birmingham Tier 4

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