Following consultation with Local Stakeholders, the Government have decided that the whole of Nottinghamshire will move into Tier 3, at 00.01 on 30th October.
- 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; and
- residents should avoid staying overnight in another part of the UK, and others should avoid staying overnight in the Very High Alert area.
Following the Government's consultations with local leaders from across the County it was agreed that a number of additional local restrictions will need to be put in place, these include:
- all hospitality venues (cafes, restaurants, pubs, bars and social clubs) can only 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; and
- 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.
For tests taken between 15 October 2020 and 21 October 2020, the data for the three district councils that constitute the Sherwood Constituency are:
- In Ashfield, weekly case rates stand at 295 people per 100,000, is 324 per 100,000 in those aged 17-21 and is 262 per 100,000 in the over 60s;
- In Gedling, weekly case rates stand at 410 people per 100,000, is 823 per 100,000 in those aged 17-21 and is 301 per 100,000 in the over 60s;
- In Newark and Sherwood, weekly case rates stand at 192 people per 100,000, is 408 per 100,000 in those aged 17-21 and is 111 per 100,000 in the over 60s.