Gedling borough will be put into tier 3 when lockdown ends next week

 Gedling borough will be put into tier 3 when lockdown ends next week

(PHOTO: Neil Slack Photography)

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Gedling Borough will be placed into tier three when lockdown ends, it has been confirmed today by health secretary Matt Hancock.

Gedling joins the rest of Nottinghamshire in tier three.

The entire county had been in tier three before lockdown began on November 5.

This means it will face the following restrictions will be in place when the England-wide lockdown comes to an end on December 2.

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The borough will now be in tier 3 from December 2(PHOTO: Neil Slack Photography)

Health Secretary Matt Hancock announced in tiers in Parliament earlier today.

He said: “These actions are not easy but they are necessary,

“We have listened to the experts and used the best health advice.”

He said they had looked not just at geographical areas to make the decisions, but also “human geography”, as well as examining how the virus spreads.

“To keep people safe and to keep the gains that are being made, more areas than before will be in the top two tiers,” added Mr Hancock.

“This is necessary to protect the NHS and keep the virus under control.”

He said all areas in tier 3 would now be subject to a community testing programme, which was piloted in Liverpool, in order to help them bring cases down and move into tier 2.

The government published their justification around why they have put each region into certain tiers online.

For Nottinghamshire they have said: “There has been an improvement, but case rates remain very high in the over 60s at 211 per 100,000.

“The overall case rate is 244 per 100,000 and positivity is 10%. The proportion of hospital beds taken up by covid-19 patients is high but appears to be falling.”

What does Tier 3 mean

  • Household mixing will be banned indoors and in most outdoor areas, such as beer gardens.
  • The rule of six will apply in certain public outdoor areas, such as parks and beaches.
  • Some businesses will have to close under Tier 3. These include hotels and other accommodation, indoor entertainment venues and hospitality venues such as casinos, bowling alleys, cinemas and theatre.
  • Bars, pubs, cafes and restaurants will be closed – they are permitted to continue sales by takeaway, click-and-collect, drive-through or delivery services.
  • Leisure and sports facilities may continue to stay open, but group exercise classes should not go ahead. Saunas and steam rooms should close.
  • There should be no public attendance at spectator sport or indoor performances and large business events should not be taking place. Elite sport can continue. Large outdoor events should not take place.
  • Weddings and funerals can go ahead with restrictions on the number of attendees – 15 people can attend wedding ceremonies, wedding receptions are not allowed, 30 people can attend funeral ceremonies, 15 people can attend linked commemorative events
  • Organised outdoor sport, and physical activity and exercise classes can continue, however higher-risk contact activity should not take place
  • Organised indoor sport, physical activity and exercise classes cannot take place indoors
  • Avoid travelling to other parts of the UK, including for overnight stays other than where necessary, such as for work, education, youth services, to receive medical treatment, or because of caring responsibilities. You can travel through other areas as part of a longer journey

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  • I keep asking how many negative tests has their been?

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