SLOUGH will go into tier two starting from Saturday 'given the alarming rapid rise in Covid cases' the borough's MP announces.

Tan Dhesi, Slough MP, announced the borough will go into ‘high’ alert following meetings with health minister Nadine Dorries and with agreement with Slough Borough Council and Public Health.

Slough Borough Council clarified these changes will go into full force on Saturday after one minute past midnight.

The borough was originally in tier one or 'medium' alert level.

According to the BBC, the borough has seen 229 in the weeks from October 12-18 – which is over 99 more compared to the previous week.

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In total, Slough has 1,522 total cases to October 21.

Slough residents will now be under the following restrictions:

  • People mixing with anybody outside their household or support bubble in any indoor setting is banned.
  • Family and friends can be met outside – but only in groups of six or less.
  • 10pm curfew for pubs, bars, and restaurants and offer table service only
  • Takeaway food can still be ordered after 10pm – but only if ordered online or by phone
  • Face coverings must be worn on public transport and in taxis as well as shops, restaurants, and bars
  • Work from home if you can

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  • Schools, universities, and childcare remain open
  • Places of worship remain open – but the rule of six still applies
  • People should reduce the number of journeys they make where possible

Tan Dhesi said: “I appreciate these measures will be difficult for many within the community – but please follow government guidance, so that we can protect our NHS, and the lives and livelihoods of our loved ones.”