New restrictions on high-level alert have been imposed across Nottinghamshire starting today (Wednesday 14 October.

Every household and business across the city and county is subject to the same restrictions as a Level 2 local lockdown after cases spiked across the county in the last week.

The city of Nottingham was particularly affected by the recent spike, as a rise in cases led to Nottingham having its highest rate of new infections last week.

On Monday, Prime Minister Boris Johnson confirmed that all of Nottinghamshire will be placed under new domestic restrictions.

Level 2 restrictions It is introduced into p-areas with a higher level of infection.

On top of the recent mid-level restrictions the nation is accustomed to, the government is imposing the following restrictions on all areas of Nottinghamshire starting Wednesday October 14:

  • You should never contact anyone outside of your household or support the bubble anywhere in the interior, either at home or in a public place
  • You must not come into contact with a group of more than 6 people outside, including in a park or other places such as beaches or parks (other than in cases where specific exceptions in the law apply)
  • Companies and places can continue to operate, in a way that is safe from the Covid virus, other than those that remain closed by law
  • Some companies have to ensure that customers only consume food and drink while sitting, and they must close between 10 PM and 5 AM.
  • Companies and places selling food for consumption outside the building can continue to do so after 10pm as long as it is through delivery, tap-and-collect, or car transportation
  • Schools, universities and places of worship remain open
  • Weddings and funerals can go ahead with restrictions on the number of attendees
  • Lessons of organized outdoor exercise and sports can be continued. These things will only be allowed indoors if it is possible for people to avoid mixing with people they do not live with or share with a support bubble, or for youth or disabled sports
  • You can continue to travel to places or facilities that are open for work or access to education, but you should strive to reduce the number of trips you take where possible.
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you have to:

  • Wear a face covering in those areas that require it

It should continue to:

  • Follow the rules of social distancing
  • Working from home is where you can do this effectively
  • Walk or cycle where possible, or plan ahead and avoid crowded times and roads on public transport