TWO county MPs have warned their constituents they could face tougher coronavirus restrictions if infection rates continue to rise.

Bromsgrove MP Sajid Javid and Redditch MP Rachel Maclean both warned residents a move to tier two restrictions may become inevitable unless action is taken.

Mr Javid tweeted: “The high COVID-19 infection rate in the Bromsgrove district means that further restrictions may be introduced.

“No one wants to see that happen. Let’s work together to keep this virus under control. Please remember to wash your hands, wear a face covering and make space.”

Mrs Maclean echoed Mr Javid, tweeting her own response, which said: “Sajid Javid is right and the same applies to Redditch.

“If the infection rate continues to rise here, then discussions over Tier 2 restrictions will become inevitable. Let’s avoid this situation by continuing to follow the rules to get that infection rate down.”

The warnings come amid fast-increasing coronavirus infection rates across Worcestershire. Every part of the county has seen its infection rate rise this week with Bromsgrove remaining the highest.

We have previously reported how rising infection rates across Worcestershire could see the county moved into tier two "high".

In this tier, you must not meet socially with friends and family indoors in any setting unless you live with them or have formed a support bubble with them. This includes private homes, and any other indoor venues such as pubs and restaurants.

The next tier up, "very high" sees the same restriction on indoor meetings, but with a ban on mixing in most outdoor settings.

Shops, schools and workplaces will remain open even in this case.