A REVIEW of coronavirus lockdown measures across England will take place this week - as the North-East is set to find out whether it will remain under Tier 3.

It will be the first review of local lockdown-style restrictions since the return of the "three-tier" system in England following the end of the second national lockdown.

The Government is expected to hold the review on Wednesday, December 16, exactly two weeks after the second lockdown came to an end.

It is during this review where the Government and health officials will determine how the three-tier system will continue based on latest Covid figures.

However, the actual results outlining which areas will go into what tiers will not be made public until Thursday, December 17.

The Northern Echo understands that any such decision will then see changes to the rules on Saturday, December 19.

Currently, the entire North-East remains under Tier 3 restrictions while York and North Yorkshire remain under Tier 2.

They key differences in the restrictions are that pubs, restaurants and cafes must remain closed, except for takeaway, in the North-East.

While households are banned from mixing indoors, and in most outdoor spaces - including private gardens, while under Tier 3.

It comes as latest Public Health England data revealed four areas in our region had seen a rise in the number of new cases in the past week.

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Areas in Tyne and Wear and on Teesside had reported a rise in the number of cases in the seven days leading to December 8, based on the week previous.

Once the first review post-lockdown takes place, the restrictions will continue to be reviewed on a weekly-basis.