New restrictions are now in place in Nottingham to help stop the spread of COVID-19
Tighter rules are needed because cases of the virus are increasing in the city and more people are being admitted to hospital. We are seeing cases of COVID-19 across all parts of the city and among all age groups.
We have to do more to keep each other safe – and we have to act now. Following these new rules will help to save lives.
What the new High Restrictions mean:
- People must not meet with anybody outside their household or support bubble in any indoor setting, whether at home or in a public place
- People must not meet in a group of more than 6 outside, including in a garden or other space.
- People should aim to reduce the number of journeys they make where possible. If they need to travel, they should walk or cycle where possible, or to plan ahead and avoid busy times and routes on public transport.
- Businesses and venues can continue to operate, in a Covid-secure manner, other than those which remain closed in law
- Certain businesses selling food or drink on their premises must close between 10pm and 5am. Businesses and venues selling food for consumption off the premises can continue to do so after 10pm but this must be through delivery service, click-and-collect or drive-thru
- Weddings and funerals can go ahead with restrictions on the number of attendees, with no more than 15 people allowed at weddings and 30 at funerals.
- Exercise classes and organised sport can continue to take place outdoors. These will only be permitted indoors if it is possible for people to avoid mixing with people they do not live with (or share a support bubble with)
- Residential and care homes will be closed to visitors – other than in exceptional circumstances
- Schools and childcare settings will be open as normal, subject to localised outbreaks of COVID-19 cases.
To see the restrictions in community languages visit our Translations page.
It is vital that everyone follows the new guidelines. Most people in Nottingham have helped the city by sticking to the rules since we first locked down together as a country in March. It is important that we all pull together once again.
If the number of COVID-19 cases continues to rise, the city could face Very High restrictions which would further limit what we can and cannot do.
We all have a role to play in this. In addition to the new restrictions, we must all continue to wash hands, wear a face covering and maintain social distance.
People who have symptoms of COVID-19 such as: high temperature, continuous cough or loss of taste or smell – must self-isolate immediately and book a test by calling 119.
More detail about the ‘High’ Alert restrictions can be found on the Government website here.