Health secretary Hancock said that the tier system would be reviewed regularly as the opposition demanded the tiers to be reviewed every week, not every fortnight.
In tier 2, households are not allowed to mix indoors but can meet outside for a maximum of six people, bringing back the "rule of six" enforced in the summer.
The British government on Thursday will set out which COVID-19 restrictions each local authority in England will face when a national lockdown ends next week allowing businesses to reopen in areas where infection rates are lower.
Bob Seely, Conservative MP for the Isle of Wight, said: "I am grateful that the Government has listened to arguments put forward by myself and others that first, the island should be treated as an island, and second, that we should be in the lowest tier". Cinemas, museums and other indoor venues can open and spectator sport will resume with limited attendance. Pubs and restaurants will shut at 10pm.
The tiering is being updated this week, but it is highly likely that Manchester will not improve its Tier Three status, leaving both United and neighbours City playing home games behind closed doors and away games in stadia with fans supporting their opponents.
Under Tier Three, no household mixing will be allowed either indoors or outdoors - including in private gardens.
Dr Liz Robin, Director of Public Health for Cambridgeshire and Peterborough, said in a written statement that "Our infection rates are stabilising or coming down across most areas, so we do know how to respond to this pandemic". There is also restrictions in meeting people in a group of up to six people.
"I understand the impact these measures will have but they are necessary", Health secretary Matt Hancock told parliament.
BORIS JOHNSON was accused of giving London special treatment today as details emerged that it would be spared the toughest Tier 3 controls when lockdown ends next week.
All shops will be able to be open.
The Tier 3 restrictions, which were in place before the latest measures, are not as stringent as national lockdown rules but will compound difficulties for already struggling businesses.