Council leader reacts to Gedling borough placement in high alert tier

 Council leader reacts to Gedling borough placement in high alert tier

PICTURED: Gedling Borough Council leader John Clarke

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The leader of the Gedling Borough Council has responded to the announcement that Tier 2 lockdown measures are to be introduced tomorrow (October 14) across the borough in an effort to curb rises in the number of covid-19 cases.

The Prime Minister on Monday (October 12) announced a new three-tier system for lockdowns across England to “simplify and standardise local rules”.

Nottinghamshire was placed into the ‘High’ coronavirus alert level – escaping the tougher restrictions set out in Tier 3.

This means that as well as abiding by national rules such as the ‘rule of six’ and the 10pm curfew for the hospitality industry, households will not be allowed to mix indoors, unless they are part of a support bubble.

Following the government’s announcement about the tiered approach, Councillor John Clarke, Gedling Borough Council’s leader called on the people of Gedling to help bring down the number of cases in the borough.

Gedling Borough Council Civic Centre

He said: “Following the government’s announcement yesterday, Gedling borough now falls under new COVID restrictions under the Tier 2 High COVID alert levels. This means that new restrictions will come into force from Wednesday.

“We are asking that you all follow the rules and help us to reduce the number of cases in Gedling, which have seen a rapid increase over the last two weeks.

“We realise that, once again, you are being asked to take a step back from your normal lives and, once again, you are being asked to make more sacrifices to stop this pandemic from tipping over and we appreciate how complicated this can be for many of you, however, we really need you to do this to save lives.

He added: “We will continue to provide support to our most vulnerable residents affected by the pandemic. Our Giving for Gedling webpage has information about what support we can offer people who need help. We are also administering more support to businesses who are affected by the local restrictions. 

“We are waiting for more information from Nottinghamshire County Council and Central Government about how the new restrictions will be enforced, should they need to be.

“So please follow the rules, wash your hands, wear a mask and stay two metres apart.”

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