Health Secretary Matt Hancock has revealed why areas like Nottinghamshire will be placed in Tier 3 after the national lockdown ends next week

All of Nottinghamshire is expected to be subject to Tier 3 restrictions when the national restrictions apply on Jan. End December, the government has confirmed

Mr Hancock said Tier 3 was needed in some areas “to reduce fall rates” and thanked people for the sacrifices they are likely to continue to make

Outside the House of Commons, Hancock said, “The majority of England will be in Tier 2

“But unfortunately, in a significant number of areas, they have to be in Tier 3 to lower fall rates

“I know how difficult this is, both for areas that have long been restricted like Leicester and Greater Manchester, but also in areas like Bristol, the West Midlands and Kent, cases have risen sharply recently

“I understand the implications of these measures, but they are necessary given the scale of the threat to which we are exposed

“I want to thank everyone in the Tier 3 areas for the sacrifices they make”

According to Tier 3 rules, bars, pubs, cafes and restaurants must be closed, but can be operated with takeout, delivery or click and pick-up

Hotels, B&Bs, and campsites will have to close, as will indoor entertainment venues such as game centers, bowling alleys, cinemas, theaters, and casinos

Weddings and funerals can be held with 15 guests for wedding ceremonies and 30 people for funeral ceremonies

In a letter to the Prime Minister, Council Chairman David Mellen said Nottingham has seen a “dramatic and impressive turn” in coronavirus rates and should not be placed under the strictest of rules

He said: “We believe the people of Nottingham have worked hard to bring the Covid-19 rate down in our communities and in our elderly population – and we believe our position is in the animal -System should reflect this

We would like to take this opportunity to build on Nottingham’s successful partnership work so that we have more freedom to reopen important parts of our economy: to keep restaurants and indoor entertainment options open and to ensure that our city can reopen Path that is safe, supported and protected ”

Shortly before the blocking came into force on 5 November the whole of Nottinghamshire was subjected to the strictest Tier 3 measures

In the past few weeks, Nottingham’s coronavirus numbers have dropped significantly to 2031 cases per 100000 in the week up to and including 21 November, which is below the national average

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