South Yorkshire agrees to go under tier 3 Covid restrictions

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Region of 1.4 million people secures total of £41m in support package

About 1.4 million people living in the Sheffield city region will be subjected to England’s tightest coronavirus restrictions after local leaders agreed a deal with the government, the metro mayor, Dan Jarvis, has confirmed.

The South Yorkshire region – which covers Sheffield, Rotherham, Doncaster and Barnsley – has secured a total of £41m from government in return for shutting pubs and other businesses. The package includes £11m for enhanced test and trace and local enforcement and £30m to support businesses affected by the tier 3 restrictions.

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