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Gedling borough tier 2 lockdown restrictions set to be confirmed

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People in Gedling borough are to be told they will be placed under Tier 2 Covid restrictions, it is understood.

The city and county will be placed under Tier 2 – the High Risk category, MPs have been told this afternoon (Monday, October 12).

It is expected to mean people will not be allowed to mix in each others’ households, but hospitality businesses are expected to avoid forced closures.

The full details of what this will entail are expected to be announced later today by the Prime Minister.

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It means the city – which has the highest rates in the country – will have the same restrictions as Bassetlaw and Mansfield, which have significantly lower rates.

MPs and public health bosses received a virtual briefing from the Department of Health and Social Care, and were informed of the categorisation.

It is understood part of the reason Nottingham was not placed in tier three was because the infection is currently predominantly among younger people, and is yet to cause a significant spike in people aged 60 and over, who are more at risk from the viru

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