The Moorlands along with the rest of Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent will not be entering tier 4 restrictions on Boxing Day.
Many thought that when the Heath secretary addressed the nation today that Stoke-on-Trent and Staffordshire would be escalated to tier 4 on Boxing Day.
More areas in the south of England have had tier 4 restrictions placed on them.
Cheshire which was previously in tier 2 has now been escalated to tier 3.
Changes come into force at 00:01 on Boxing Day.
The Health secretary also announced the that another new strain of coronavirus had been found in the UK after first being reported elsewhere in the world