New Restrictions in place in Broxtowe – effective from 00:01 Friday 30th October
Broxtowe, and the rest of Nottinghamshire, is moving into Tier 3 restrictions following discussions between Government and Council Leaders.
The ‘Very High’ alert measures come into force at one minute past midnight on Friday 30 October 2020.
We are working through the details of the support package and will share details shortly.
The Tier 3 restrictions mean:
- People must not meet socially with friends and family indoors in any setting unless they are part of their household or support bubble. This includes private homes and indoors in hospitality venues, such as pubs.
- People must not meet with people outside of their household or support bubble in a private garden or in most outdoor public venues.
- People can continue to see friends and family in groups of six or less that they don’t live with (or have formed a support bubble with) in certain outdoor public spaces, such as a park or public garden.
- All pubs and bars must close unless they are serving substantial meals, such as a main lunchtime or evening meal. They can only serve alcohol as part of a meal. Pubs, bars and restaurants must still close between 10pm and 5am.
- Wedding receptions will not be permitted, but people can get married with a maximum of 15 people at the ceremony (check with the venue for additional restrictions).
- Avoid travelling outside the Very High alert area or entering a Very High alert level area, other than for work, education or for caring responsibilities, or to travel through as part of a longer journey.
- Avoid staying overnight in another part of the UK.
As well as the main Tier 3 restrictions, Council Leaders have agreed the following additional local restrictions:
- All hospitality venues (cafes, restaurants, pubs, bars and social clubs) can only remain open to offer substantial meals, or must move to operate a delivery and takeaway service only. Alcohol can only be served with a substantial meal.
- The use of shared smoking equipment (such as but not limited to shisha) in hospitality venues will be prohibited.
- Betting shops, car boot sales and auction houses (with the exception of Livestock and agricultural equipment sales) must close.
- Alcohol sales must be prohibited after 9pm where alcohol is purchased to consume off premises, for example shops. Alcohol can continue to be purchased in hospitality venues where accompanying a substantial meal, up until 10pm.
- Indoor entertainment and tourism venues must close, except for ice-skating rinks, cinemas, concert halls, and theatres. Hotels and other accommodation can stay open.
- Outdoor entertainment and tourism venues can remain open, with the exception of their indoor attractions (such as animal attractions or landmarks).
- Saunas and steam rooms must close.
- Leisure and sporting facilities (such as leisure centres, gyms, fitness and dance studios, swimming pools and sports courts) can remain open. It is strongly advised that indoor group exercise classes (including dance and fitness classes) should not take place.
- Personal care settings such as tattoo parlours, tanning and nail salons, and piercing services must close. Hairdressers and barber salons can remain open but cannot perform services that are otherwise closed. It is advised that personal care services do not take place in private homes.
- Public buildings such as town and parish halls, community centres and libraries can remain open to run activities such as childcare and support groups. Public buildings should not host events for private hire, such as birthday parties or other social activities.
Government and local partners will closely monitor the impact of these new restrictions, which will be in place for 28 days from Friday 30th October and will be kept under review.
We appreciate there is a lot of information to absorb. We are continuing to work through the guidance for these stricter /additional restrictions and will share more details, guidance and FAQs as soon as possible. This information is posted on the Broxtowe Borough Council website for you to view.
More detail about the Tier 3 restrictions are on the Government website here: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/local-covid-alert-level-very-high
Hands, face, space
As well as following the new restrictions above, please also:
Remember: Hands, face, space
- wash your hands regularly and for 20 seconds
- wear a face covering in indoor settings where social distancing may be difficult, and where you will come into contact with people you do not normally meet.
- stay 2 metres apart from people you do not live with where possible, or 1 metre with extra precautions in place (such as wearing a face covering, or increasing ventilation indoors).
Self-isolate if you have symptoms
Self-isolate and get a free test if you have any of these symptoms:
Do not go out if you have symptoms, except to get a test.
You must not visit anywhere else until you have received results to show you are negative.
Download the app
The app allows you to:
- Report your symptoms
- Check-in at venues
- Book a coronavirus test
- Check your local area risk level
- Get alerted if you’ve been near other users who have tested positive for coronavirus
- Keep track of your self-isolation countdown and access relevant advice
- Help the NHS to trace those infected
- Protect yourself and loved ones
There will be lots of speculation and rumour so it’s important to be aware of false information:
- Consider the source – where did you receive the information from?
- Cross check – are other reliable platforms sharing the same information?
Follow accurate advice, from accurate sources:
Looking after your wellbeing
Working from home, worrying about the impact of the pandemic on you and your loved ones, and not being able to enjoy all of the activities you would normally be involved in, can all have an impact on your health.
It is important to remember to look after yourself so some useful resources are available on our Wellbeing page.
This includes advice on looking after your mental health, physical health, reducing your risk of getting illnesses including COVID-19 and supporting your children, family and friends with their health.
Mental health helpline
The Nottinghamshire Mental Health Helpline is available 9am -11pm, seven days a week, for anyone who needs emotional support or information about what help is available locally for people struggling with their mental health. Professionals are also welcome to call the helpline for advice on working with patients with mental health issues.
Mental health crisis helpline
Nottinghamshire Healthcare Foundation Trust has launched a new mental health helpline for local people in crisis.
The helpline number is 0300 303 0165 and is available to anyone in mental health crisis at anytime, anywhere across Nottingham and Nottinghamshire.
Available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, it’s the number to call if you are experiencing a mental health crisis and need immediate help. It’s open to people of all ages who need urgent mental health support.
You can find links to further Mental Health Support Organisations on our Mental Health webpage.
Staying up to date
The easiest way to stay up to date is by checking our dedicated Coronavirus webpages.
They contain useful information on:
We also share daily updates on our social media accounts and will be sending you this email bulletin every Friday.
Please share the information in this email bulletin with friends, family, neighbours and colleagues to help us pass on these important messages, particularly if they’re not online.
Please also encourage anyone who isn’t already subscribed to this Email Me Service to sign up at www.broxtowe.gov.uk/emailme so they can receive these updates.
Find the latest guidance from the Government website.