Nottinghamshire in Tier 3: Very High Alert from 2 December
Today the Government has announced which tier every area of the country will be placed into from Wednesday 2 December. The Government has stressed that it wants to make sure that the right measures are in the right places to manage outbreaks, suppress the virus and keep R below 1.
The whole of Nottinghamshire has been placed into Tier 3: Very High Alert.
Tier 3 means:
- No mixing of households indoors or outdoors apart from support bubbles. Maximum of six in some outdoor public places, for example, parks and public gardens
- Hospitality will close except for sales by takeaway, drive-through or delivery
Retail, entertainment and personal care businesses can all open
- Avoid travelling out of the area, other than where necessary for work, education, youth services, medical attention or because of caring responsibilities
- No overnight stays outside of the local area, unless necessary for work, education or similar reasons
- Exercise classes and organised adult sport can take place outdoors but should avoid contact. Organised activities for elite athletes, under-18s and disabled people can continue
You can form a 'Christmas bubble' with your friends and family
As well as the new Tiers, the Government has also announced specific ‘Christmas bubbles’ that will allow people from three households to mix in homes between 23-27 December, to enable them to celebrate Christmas together.
There are 3 tiers. There are different rules depending on what tier an area is in.
If you live on a border or are unsure of which restrictions you should be following, you can double-check by using the Government's postcode checker.
The Government's COVID-19 Winter Plan
The Government has created a strategy for suppressing the virus, protecting the NHS and the vulnerable, keeping education and the economy going and providing a route back to normality.
Remember to follow the current national restrictions rules until Wednesday 2 December.