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Rushcliffe to move into Tier 3 Covid-19 restrictions

Rushcliffe is set to move into Tier 3 – the toughest Covid-19 restrictions – following discussions between Government and council leaders.

The borough, just past Bottesford, joins Nottingham, Broxtowe and Gedling in moving into Tier 3 from 12.01am on Thursday.

The new measures will expire 28 days later and will be closely monitored by Government and local partners, said Rushcliffe Borough Council.

Map shows the Rushcliffe borough. (42827224)
Map shows the Rushcliffe borough. (42827224)

Council leader Councillor Simon Robinson said: “We know we are asking residents and businesses to make ever more sacrifices, but they are necessary to ensure we can restrict transmission of Covid-19 and protect lives.

“The full measures will be outlined as soon as possible. Please play your part to stop the spread of the virus.”

A package of measures across the affected areas will be formally announced tomorrow (Tuesday) and have been agreed to achieve a sustained reduction in infection rates, especially to help protect vulnerable residents, the NHS and social care services, the council added.

A package of support similar to those secured in other parts of the country has been agreed to help residents and businesses who will be impacted by the new restrictions.

Further measures specific to these areas of Nottingham and Nottinghamshire will also be announced tomorrow.

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