Rushcliffe and Nottinghamshire will enter Tier 3 for Covid-19 restrictions just after midnight on Wednesday 2nd December. The move is part of the Government’s Winter Plan to reduce the spread of the virus following the end of the 4 week national lockdown.
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.
- Places of worship are open but cannot interact with anyone outside household or support bubble.
- 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 local area, unless necessary for work, education or similar reasons.
- 15 guests for weddings, civil partnerships and wakes; 30 for funerals. Wedding receptions not permitted.
- 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.
The new Tiers have been strengthened to reduce the infection rate as part of a strategy to save lives, protect health and care services, and keep our economy and schools open.
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 23rd to 27th December, to enable them to celebrate Christmas together.
Nottinghamshire councils have pledged to work together to help communities to adapt to the new restrictions. The Government will review this every 14 days.
Leader of Rushcliffe Borough Council Cllr Simon Robinson said: “These new restrictions again call on all residents to play their part to do all they can to stop the transmission of the virus, with cases and deaths at the existing levels, it is vital you continue to follow these rules.
“We know this tiered system is still so tough for so many but it is designed to protect us all.
“Business grants continue to be distributed to hundreds of eligible businesses across the Borough and more on support for owners can be found at www.rushcliffe.gov.uk.
“Please continue to stay safe and follow the rules so we can all look forward to a brighter 2021.”
The current legislation for the tiering approach is due to end in March 2021.
For further information about the guidance, please visit www.rushcliffe.gov.uk.