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29 October 2020Local COVID Alert Level: Very High (Tier 3)
Local COVID Alert Level: Very High (Tier 3) - applies to Nottinghamshire from 00.01 on 30 October
- people must not socialise with anybody they do not live or have formed a support bubble with, in any indoor setting, in any private garden or at most outdoor hospitality venues and ticketed events
- people must not socialise in a group of more than 6 in an outdoor public space such as a park or beach, the countryside, a public garden or outdoor sports courts/facilities
- all pubs and bars must close, unless they are serving substantial meals
- people should try to avoid travelling outside the Very High alert level or entering a Very High alert level area, other than for work, education or for caring responsibilities or to travel through as part of a longer journey
- residents should avoid staying overnight in another part of the UK, and others should avoid staying overnight in the Very High Alert area.
In addition, following discussions with local leaders it was agreed that from 30 October at 00.01 the following measures will also come into place:
- all hospitality venues (cafes, restaurants, pubs, bars and social clubs) can only remain open to offer substantial meals, or must move to operate a delivery and takeaway service only. Alcohol can only be served with a substantial meal
- the use of shared smoking equipment (such as but not limited to shisha) in hospitality venues will be prohibited
- betting shops, car boot sales and auction houses (with the exception of livestock and agricultural equipment sales) must close
- alcohol sales must be prohibited after 9pm where alcohol is purchased to consume off premises, (e.g. in shops). Alcohol can continue to be purchased in hospitality venues where accompanying a substantial meal up until 10pm
- indoor entertainment and tourism venues must close, except for ice skating rinks, cinemas, concert halls, and theatres. Hotels and other accommodation can stay open
- outdoor entertainment and tourism venues can remain open, with the exception of their indoor attractions (such as at animal attractions or landmarks)
- saunas and steam rooms must close
- leisure and sporting facilities (such as leisure centres, gyms, fitness and dance studios, swimming pools and sports courts) can remain open. It is strongly advised that indoor group exercise classes (including dance and fitness classes) should not take place
- personal care settings such as tattoo parlours, tanning and nail salons, and piercing services must close. Hairdressers and barber salons can remain open but cannot perform services that are otherwise closed. It is advised that personal care services do not take place in private homes
- public buildings such as town and parish halls, community centres and libraries can remain open to run activities such as childcare and support groups. Public buildings should not host events for private hire, such as birthday parties or other social activities.
- Wear a face covering in those areas where this is mandated
People should continue to:
- Follow social distancing rules
- Work from home where they can effectively do so
- Walk or cycle where possible, or plan ahead and avoid busy times and routes on public transport.
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28 September 2020what3words
We are encouraging our community to download the what3words app on their phones in case they need to call 999.
what3words has divided the world into 3m squares and given each square a unique combination of three words so that it makes it easier for services like the police or ambulance, etc. to find you as they can pick this up from your phone call.
The app is totally free to download and use, you can download it on iOS or Android here.
You can find a full list of those services that accept what3words here: https://what3words.com/news/emergency/three-words-for-a-faster-emergency-response.
Your community could also use what3words to report incidents with organisations like National Grid, Network Rail and the Environmental Agency: https://what3words.com/report-incident-locations-efficiently.
To find out how to use the app, read this what3words leaflet.