Responding to the Prime Minister’s confirmation that Nottingham City and Nottinghamshire have been placed under the Government’s ‘Tier 2’ level of Covid-19 restrictions, Police and Crime Commissioner Paddy Tipping said:
“The Prime Minister has announced the Government’s new ‘three-tier’ system of restrictions in England to help address the current rise in coronavirus infections and deaths.
“It’s clear that the level of infection in our area is high and today we learned that the ‘Tier 2’ level of restrictions will apply in Nottinghamshire.
“This means that mixing between different households or support bubbles indoors is prohibited, but the Rule of Six will continue to apply outdoors, in public spaces as well as private gardens. Importantly for our local economy, at the current time hospitality businesses will be allowed to continue to operate.
“However, in areas where the alert level is deemed ‘very high’, people will be subject to more stringent restrictions, including the closing of pubs, bars and gyms for an indefinite period. It remains critical that we all do what we can to lower the number of infections and return the area to ‘Tier 1’.
“There is no doubt that the coming weeks and months will prove a difficult and challenging time for individuals, families, businesses and whole communities as we all pull together to control the spread of this virus.
“We will continue our work with partners to support the public’s efforts to drive down the rate of infection. Together, we will deliver a local response for local people and it is vital that decisions are made in consultation with the police. I know that police officers will continue to engage, explain, and encourage people to do the right thing before taking enforcement action.
“I think it’s clear, by working together and respecting each other we will come through this unprecedented time.”
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Posted on Monday 12th October 2020