Cllr Judy Pearce, Leader of South Hams District Council said: "I am really disappointed that South Hams will placed under Tier 2 restrictions on 2 December. In spite of having about the lowest level of infections in the country, pressure on local hospital facilities has been quoted as a reason.
Local authorities from the South West have been lobbying to increase hospital capacity for years, but governments of all hues have never listened to us. There will be irrevocable harm to local businesses in the run-up to Christmas as a result of our District being placed under Tier 2 restrictions and this concerns me greatly".
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