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The government has announced that the people of the West Midlands will enter the highest tier of coronavirus restrictions when national lockdown ends on 2nd December.

The implications for the region are far reaching, with the continued closure of pubs, restaurants, hotels, entertainment venues and tourist attractions.

Socialising indoors or outdoors will remain very limited.

In response to the Health Secretary’s announcement in the House of Commons, the West Midlands Police and Crime Commissioner David Jamieson said: “Today’s news is disappointing and will come as a shock to many in our region.

“Whilst I support the government in its efforts to save lives and bring the spread of covid under control, I feel for everyone in our region who has already sacrificed so much. I understand what a cruel blow this latest news will be.  

“I know the overwhelming majority will follow the rules as they have until now and for that I am extremely grateful.

“I’d also like to reassure people that West Midlands Police will continue to support and help people to follow the new rules.

“Can I also place on record my continued gratitude to the hardworking police officers who are putting themselves and their health at risk in order to keep us all safe.”

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