“Northampton has now become a so-called Area of intervention where local officials will visit households and encourage people to take extra care.”
What is an area of intervention?
An area of intervention is the highest level on the watchlist.
It is described by PHE as an area where there is a “divergence” between the local measures in place to control the spread of coronavirus and the national restrictions across England.
A detailed action plan will be in place and local resources will be boosted by national-level support.