Nottingham, Broxtowe, Gedling and Rushcliffe council areas are to move to tier three coronavirus restrictions following discussions between government and council leaders. The measures will come into force at 00:01 on Thursday and last 28 days.Nottingham has consistently recorded one of the highest infection rates in EnglandImage caption: Nottingham has consistently recorded one of the highest infection rates in England
More now on the move into tier three restrictions for Nottingham and surrounding areas. The move was announced in a statement from council leaders and had been widely expected following days of talks.
Specific details of the measures will be formally announced on Tuesday and "have been agreed to achieve a sustained reduction in infection rates, especially to help protect our vulnerable residents, the NHS and social care services", the councils say.
They confirm there will be additional rules to the standard tier three baseline measures "specific to these areas of Nottingham and Nottinghamshire".
A package of financial support, similar to those secured in other areas of the country in tier three, has been agreed to help residents and businesses who will be impacted by the new restrictions.