COVID-19: Nottinghamshire to Enter Tier 3 from Friday

by | Oct 28, 2020

The entire county of Nottinghamshire is being moved into Tier 3 from 00:01 on Friday 30th October.

All 8 districts in Nottinghamshire (Ashfield, Bassetlaw, Broxtowe, Gedling, Mansfield, Newark and Sherwood, Nottingham and Rushcliffe) will move to Local COVID Alert Level Very High, from 00:01 on 30th October.

 

Beauty Salons in Nottinghamshire will have to close when the region is placed under Tier 3 restrictions from Friday at 00:01. Saunas and steam rooms must close. It is advised that close contact services do not take place in private homes. However, Hairdressers and Barbers will be allowed to remain open.

 

When speaking to the Guardian, Jason Zadrozny, the leader of Ashfield district council, said: “We’re effectively in tier 3 plus. The additions for us in Nottinghamshire on top of tier 3 are personal care things – sunbeds, nail parlours, beauty salons, tattoo parlours – on the recommendation of Public Health England because they think tier 3 wasn’t enough to dampen the curve across Nottinghamshire.”

 

The Department of Health and Social Care have published a Press Release, which outlines what moving to the ‘Very High’ tier means for Nottinghamshire and it’s residents. Please read the following:

 

New measures will come into place including:

  • people must not socialise with anybody they do not live or have formed a support bubble with, in any indoor setting or in any private garden or at most outdoor hospitality venues and ticketed events
  • people must not socialise in a group of more than 6 in an outdoor public space such as a park or beach, the countryside, a public garden or outdoor sports courts/facilities
  • all pubs and bars must close, unless they are serving substantial meals
  • people should try to avoid travelling outside the very high alert level or entering a very high alert level area, other than for work, education or for caring responsibilities or to travel through as part of a longer journey
  • residents should avoid staying overnight in another part of the UK, and others should avoid staying overnight in the very high alert area

 

In addition, following discussions with local leaders it was agreed that from 30 October at 00.01 the following measures will also come into place:

  • all hospitality venues (cafes, restaurants, pubs, bars and social clubs) can remain open to offer substantial meals, or must move to operate a delivery and takeaway service only. Alcohol can only be served with a substantial meal
  • the use of shared smoking equipment (such as but not limited to shisha) in hospitality venues will be prohibited
  • betting shops, car boot sales and auction houses (with the exception of livestock and agricultural equipment sales) must close
  • alcohol sales must be prohibited after 9pm where alcohol is purchased to consume off premises, for example shops. Alcohol can continue to be purchased in hospitality venues where accompanying a substantial meal, up until 10pm
  • indoor entertainment and tourism venues must close, except for ice skating rinks, cinemas, concert halls, and theatres. Hotels and other accommodation can stay open
  • outdoor entertainment and tourism venues can remain open, with the exception of their indoor attractions (such as at animal attractions or landmarks)
  • saunas and steam rooms must close
  • leisure and sporting facilities (such as leisure centres, gyms, fitness and dance studios, swimming pools and sports courts) can remain open. It is strongly advised that indoor group exercise classes (including dance and fitness classes) should not take place
  • personal care settings such as tattoo parlours, tanning and nail salons, and piercing services must close. Hairdressers and barber salons can remain open but cannot perform services that are otherwise closed. It is advised that personal care services do not take place in private homes.
  • public buildings such as town and parish halls, community centres and libraries can remain open to run activities such as childcare and support groups. Public buildings should not host events for private hire, such as birthday parties or other social activities

 

 

Read the full press release here.

Read the full Guardian report here.

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