Some experts believe there is scope for compromise over one of the main sticking points holding up a post-Brexit agreement on future ties.
Each tier will involve increasingly stricter restrictions with the system designed to tackle the virus on a regional level.
The UK recorded more than 17,000 new coronavirus cases on Thursday, as the government mulled bringing in further restrictions in COVID-19 hot spots.
The British Prime Minister made the statement a day after agreeing with the EU to intensify talks to reach an agreement.
At least 770 Northumbria University students tested positive for COVID-19 of which at least 78 are symptomatic.
A MP from the SNP spoke in parliament after being tested for COVID-19 and later learned her test was positive.
Boris Johnson said he would not hesitate to issue stricter measures while France's prime minister is set to meet with local mayors to discuss the deteriorating COVID-19 situation.
Belgium's death toll from the virus passed 10,000 on Wednesday as cases soared in the UK, breaking its daily new cases record.
Uber says the decision is recognition for its commitment to safety. But the association representing the UK capital’s traditional black cabs thinks it's a "disaster for London”. What do you think?
A UK tech startup has developed an app called "Mind the Gap" to remind people of the need to socially distance during the COVID-19 pandemic.
New figures released by the UK's statistics agency on Friday show the country has been borrowing record levels of money over the summer
The British government will subsidise wages for workers whose hours are cut due to COVID-19 restrictions.