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Tier 3 Restrictions For Nottingham Confirmed

Prime Minister Boris Johnson holds a Covid-19 Press Conference on the 26th November 2020 to announce the new tier restrictions with Chief Medical Officer, Professor Chris Whitty and Chief Scientific Adviser, Sir Patrick Vallance, in 10 Downing Street.
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New Tier 3 restrictions will be enforced in Nottinghamshire when the national lockdown ends next week.

This will mean bars, pubs, cafes and restaurants will still be unable to open, unless for takeaways only, as well as hotels, cinemas and other entertainment venues.

Weddings will be limited to 15 guests and funeral ceremonies are allowed a maximum of 30 people

Shops and personal care facilities will be allowed to reopen across the country for the run-up to Christmas.

Gyms are now also able to open, however group exercise classes are still prohibited.

Weddings will be limited to 15 guests and funeral ceremonies are allowed a maximum of 30 people, with places of worship remaining open even during the lockdown.

Coronavirus cases in Nottingham City are falling

Other East Midlands counties Derbyshire, Leicestershire and Lincolnshire, will also be placed under these rules from the 2nd December, whilst remaining counties Rutland and Northamptonshire falling under Tier 2.

Despite these restrictions being imposed, coronavirus cases in Nottingham City are falling, as are numbers in Mansfield, Ashfield and Bassetlaw.

This has left many Nottinghamshire MPs feeling “frustrated” and “disappointed”, with concerns for the implications these restrictions will have on smaller industries, awaiting details on support for the hospitality sector yet to be announced.

Nottingham council leader David Mellen said on Tuesday it would be unreasonable for Nottingham to be placed in Tier 3 as cases are below the national average.

Whilst restrictions have not yet been eased, Matt Hancock has announced measures will be reviewed in a fortnight. He has thanked the British public for the sacrifices the country has had to, and will continue to have to, make in order to control the virus and allow a five day respite this Christmas.

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