LATEST UPDATE: Prime Minister lays out what new Tier 2 coronavirus restrictions mean for Bradford

IT is being reported Bradford is set to be placed into Tier 2 in the new local Covid alert levels system which is set to be announced by the Prime Minister this afternoon.

The second tier, known as 'High' alert level, has been reportedly applied to the entirety of West Yorkshire, including Kirklees, Calderdale and Leeds which had already also been under local restrictions, and Wakefield which hadn't previously had any additional measures brought into force.

But what does Tier 2 mean for Bradford?

It is being reported that Tier 2 will mean Bradford is subject to all the existing national restrictions, which include maintaining social distancing, abiding by the 'Rule of Six' and the 10pm curfew on hospitality will also remain in place.

The additional restrictions are reportedly going to include banning indoor mixing of two households, but mixing in gardens is likely to still be allowed to go ahead.

By being in Tier 2, pubs, bars and restaurants are expected to be allowed to remain open which will be welcomed by the hospitality sector in the district.