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Tier 3 rules come into force in Gedling borough as lockdown ends


New restrictions are now in place across Gedling borough as the national lockdown is replaced by a localised regulation tier system from today.

Borough residents must now live by a new set of covid rules – the toughest being imposed by Government under the new three-tier system.

The new rules will last at least a few weeks, with Prime Minister Boris Johnson promising to review which tier the counties are in on December 16.

The borough could be moved into Tier 2 for Christmas – but this would depend on how much our infection rates fall, among other factors.

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In the meantime, though, anyone caught by officials breaking the following rules could face a hefty fine.

Here’s an overview on what you can and can’t do from today…

Pubs and restaurants

Pubs and restaurants in Tier 3 areas will have to remain closed this time around, except for takeaways and deliveries.

Previously they could stay open, and serve alcohol, if they served substantial meals, however that rule will apply to Tier 2 this time around, and all hospitality venues in Tier 3 – including hotels – will have to keep their doors closes this time around.

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Drive-throughs can remain open though.

Shops and retail

All non-essential shops will be allowed to reopen in Tier 3 areas from today (December 2).

That rule also applies to businesses such as hairdressers and beauty salons.

Meeting friends and family

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People living in tier three areas will not be able to mix with friends and family indoors at all.

The only place people can see other family and friends to socialise is in an open public space such as a park or beach. In these instances, the Rule of Six still applies, and still includes children of all ages.

You cannot go into someone else’s home unless part of the same support bubble, or meet at other indoor locations.

Trades people such as electricians, plumbers and plasterers can go inside as they’re carrying out work.

Tier 3 residents are also banned from meeting others they don’t live with in private domestic gardens.

Support bubbles

Netherfield high street covid restrictions
(PHOTO: Neil Slack Photography)

A new exemption allows a multi-adult household to form a support bubble with another if they have a child under one or a child under five who needs care.

Indoor entertainment

All venues classed as providing ‘indoor entertainment’ must remain closed in Tier 3 areas.

This includes cinemas, theatres, bowling lanes, bingo halls and soft play areas.

Leisure and exercise

Gyms, swimming pools and other leisure facilities in Tier 3 locations can reopen on December 2.

Also, organised outdoor sport and exercise classes can also restart, so long as the rule of six is observed. Indoor sport can only continue if it involved just one household or bubble.

Weddings and funerals

Weddings and civil partnerships can resume in Tier 3 locations with a maximum of 15 guests. However, receptions are not allowed.

30 people can attend funerals, but only 15 people can go on to the wake.


Can go ahead as long as the sub-group you’re in the venue with is consistent with social gathering rules for your tier.

Driving lessons and tests

Can go ahead

Working from home

People are encouraged to work from home and avoid travel where possible if they live in Tier 3 areas.

Holiday and travel

As before, people living in Tier 3 are being advised not to travel in and out of the area they live in except for reasons such as work and education.

People are also advised against overnight stays outside the area or having visitors to stay from elsewhere, meaning no holidays.

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  1. Arnold should be in tier 2 its our borough capital and we need it for our local economy. Arnold is like our London and should be protected. other places can stay n tier 3 but Arnold MUST be protected and in tier 2 as best shops and our capital.


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