Yorkshire resident, 83, furious at Boris’s lockdown ‘Not going to be fastened in a house!’

Yorkshire resident, 83, furious at Boris’s lockdown ‘Not going to be fastened in a house!’

South Yorkshire will be the latest region placed into Tier 3 coronavirus restrictions, the Sheffield City Region mayor has announced. The restrictions which will come into force on Saturday morning have sparked fury among residents. One woman has branded the move “ridiculous”.

“I look at it this way, I’ve not got all that many years left of me and I’m not going to be fastened in a house when the Government have got it all wrong.

“How can we get the country on its feet? Money-wise, where’s all the money?

“By the end of this year there’s going to be millions of people unemployed and you know who’s going to pay for it?

“All the young ones. Not me because I’m going to be dead.”

“We still don’t know any information, it’s just wading through what has become available online to see what assistance may be available to us, looking at our stock, seeing what we can do, what we can get through.”

She added: “It’s very draining. I’m devastated today because I feel like I’m just admitting defeat as a business.”

The landlady, who said she is losing hundreds of pounds each week, said pubs needed more information about what the restrictions mean and what assistance is available.

She said: “Give us some clear guidelines and communicate.

“The hardest thing for us is the lack of communication, we’re having to make decisions with no, or very little, information. We need someone to actually come and talk to us.”

Published at Wed, 21 Oct 2020 16:36:00 +0000