From Friday 30 October, Ashfield is in local COVID alert level: very high.
After lengthy discussions with Government officials on the rising Covid-19 cases, the whole of Nottinghamshire will go into Tier 3 lockdown on Friday 30 October at 12:01am. This is not a decision that was taken lightly, but it is right that we take action to protect our families, our communities and the NHS so that we reduce the spread of the virus.
The baseline measures for Tier 3 restrictions include the closure of pubs and bars (unless they operate as if they were a restaurant), the prohibition of wedding receptions and ban on meeting anybody outside the household or support bubble in any indoor or private setting, with socialising only permitted up to a group of 6 in a public, outdoor setting. People should avoid travelling in and out of 'very high' areas other than for work, education or caring responsibilities. People in Nottinghamshire must also avoid staying overnight elsewhere, and people in other 'medium' or 'high' areas should avoid staying overnight in 'very high' areas.
Full guidance can be found here.
These restrictions will be reviewed after 28 days.
Businesses and individuals operating in a Tier 3 area and requiring further support can access all of the required information here. This covers: Job Support Scheme, Self Employed and Business Grants. Local Restrictions Support Grants of up to £3,000 per month will be available to businesses which have been required to close in very high-level alert areas.
If you need medical help, please use the 111 online coronavirus service.
Tier 3 will bring many challenges but I will do my very best to ensure Ashfield receives the support it deserves. If you need any assistance or have any queries whatsoever, please do not hesitate to contact my office on: email@example.com or 01623 550604.