NOTTINGHAM’S bars had been packed out tonight as stricter coronavirus restrictions are set to return into pressure tomorrow – together with a 9pm booze curfew.
Revellers had been seen chanting within the streets for one closing hurrah earlier than Nottingham goes into the harder “Tier 3 plus” coronavirus lockdown.
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Folks braved the chilly October climate to exit to bars – which do not serve a “substantial meal” – for the final time for at the least 4 weeks.
It comes as Nottinghamshire plunges into “Tier 3 plus” with additional new guidelines, together with shutting magnificence salons, a 9pm booze curfew and even a ban on shisha.
The realm will face the hardest lockdown within the nation with a string of latest closures and additional guidelines for 800,000 individuals.
Hospitals within the space have been pressured to cancel operations and an infection charges throughout the area are spiralling uncontrolled.
The Tier 3 lockdown will apply to Nottingham, Broxtowe, Gedling, and Rushcliffe, Ashfield, Bassetlaw, Mansfield and Newark and Sherwood, that means a complete of 828,000 individuals may have harder restrictions.
Nonetheless, boozers had been out in full pressure – with many dressing up in costumes to have a good time an early Halloween.
From Minions and Energy Rangers to cheerleaders and angels – the revellers in Nottingham went all-out of their dress-up for the ultimate evening out in town.
Folks of their dozens gathered on small facet streets to have a good time the ultimate evening earlier than the tighter restrictions are enforced.
By midnight, the realm will face even harder guidelines than Higher Manchester, Liverpool, Lancashire and South Yorkshire.
Drinkers will face a 9pm curfew shopping for alcohol in outlets, however will probably be allowed to hold on in pubs till 10 – so long as they’re having a considerable meal.
All hospitality must serve “substantial meals” or will probably be informed to shut down and do take-away and supply solely.
Shisha sharing will probably be banned in cafes, and – shut contact companies like tattoo parlours, tanning and nail salons and piercing companies.
Hairdressers and leisure centres can stay open, however group courses will probably be discouraged.
Betting outlets, automobile boot gross sales and public sale homes should shut too.
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Well being Secretary Matt Hancock stated: “We’ve seen an infection charges rising sharply throughout Nottinghamshire, and in shut collaboration with native leaders we’ve got agreed on a package deal of native measures to cease this virus in its tracks.
“I perceive how tough life is underneath these restrictions and the affect they’ve on households and companies, however we by no means take these choices flippantly.”