Most of Sunderland city centre's businesses were once again closed on the first day of new restrictions, and the final day of 2020.

15 photos from a deserted Sunderland city centre as Tier 4 restrictions come into force

It’s not far off the days of full lockdown.

Thursday, 31st December 2020, 1:37 pm
Updated Thursday, 31st December 2020, 2:48 pm

With Covid cases once again on the rise, Sunderland and the rest of the North East have been moved into Tier 4 as of December 31.

It means that non-essential retailers have once again had to close.

Gyms have also had to shut their doors until further notice, and people are being asked not to leave their homes other than for essential reasons.

Here are the views from Sunderland city centre on day 1 of Tier 4.

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