Rural communities in tier three restrictions have been left frustrated after being included in county-wide coronavirus restrictions despite local cases being low.
There was anger in Lancashire as the whole county had been placed in tier three despite wide variations in cases in different areas.
MPs in Kent had also expressed frustration after the county was placed in the highest level of restrictions rather than being looked at on a more local basis.
The tiered system passed through the Commons but Boris Johnson suffered the biggest backbench rebellion to date.
CLA President Mark Bridgeman said the rules were ‘very complex’ and it was easy to see how they may cause confusion.
“But it is deeply frustrating for some people who live and work in rural communities, where the reported number of Covid-19 cases are very low, that high-level restrictions are imposed. Many rural businesses have been hit hard by this pandemic and further clarity is needed from government on what support will be available next.”