Boris Johnson announced on Monday that England will return to a three-tier system of regional restrictions from 2 December when the month-long lockdown ends.
Parts of the three-tier system will be tougher, but gyms and shops will reopen and the hospitality curfew on pubs and restaurants will be somewhat eased.
It is hoped Coventry will return to tier two, rather than tier three, considering cases are down 42 per cent over the last seven days, though the rate per 100,000 residents remains above the national average at 245.7.
Tier two would see non-essential retail, gyms, hairdressers and personal care businesses all reopen.
Pubs and restaurants would reopen under tier two, allowed to serve alcohol with a “substantial meal”, with last orders at 10 pm and a closure curfew an hour later.
While restrictions on household mixing indoors would remain in place, the rule of six will apply outdoors, meaning individuals can meet up to six people in private gardens and public.
Under tier two, spectators would be allowed back into sports stadiums with capacity reduced to no more than 50 per cent.
Certainty on which tier Coventry will be put in is expected on Thursday.
If tier three restrictions were imposed, pubs and restaurants would be restrictions to takeaway only and spectator sports suspended.
People in England will be able to travel both within the country and abroad for holidays from 2 December, subject to quarantine rules and local restrictions, if under tier two.
The tiered system will remain in place until at least Spring, when it is hoped scientific advances “should reduce the need for restrictions”, according to the Prime Minister.
He went on to warn that the coming weeks will prove to be a “hard winter” and that “Christmas cannot be normal”, but said the country had “turned a corner and the escape route is in sight”.
Supersede: It has been confirmed that tier 3 will be imposed on Coventry from 2 December.