From Wednesday 2 December, Newark and Sherwood will be placed into the Tier 3 Very High Alert level for COVID-19 restrictions, along with Nottingham and Nottinghamshire.
Tier 3 means:
• No mixing of households indoors or outdoors apart from support bubbles. The Rule of Six applies in some outdoor public places, for example parks and public gardens
• Hospitality will close except for sales by takeaway, drive-through or delivery
• Retail and personal care businesses can all open
• Places of worship are open but you must not socialise with anyone outside your household or support bubble
• Avoid travelling out of the area, other than where necessary for work, education, youth services, medical attention or because of caring responsibilities
• Avoid overnight stays outside of the local area, unless necessary for work, education or similar reasons
• 15 guests for weddings, civil partnerships and wakes; 30 for funerals. Wedding receptions not permitted
• Exercise classes and organised adult sport can take place outdoors, but should avoid contact. Organised activities for elite athletes, under-18s and disabled people can continue
The new tiers have been strengthened to reduce the infection rate as part of a strategy to save lives, protect health and care services, and keep our economy and schools open.
Nottinghamshire councils have pledged to work together to help communities to adapt to the new restrictions. The Government will review this every 14 days.
For the full guidance on the Tier 3 Very High Alert level, please visit the government website
People who have symptoms of COVID-19 – high temperature, continuous cough or loss of taste or smell – must self-isolate immediately and book a test online or by calling 119.
Find out more from Councillor David Lloyd, Leader of Newark and Sherwood District Council, in the Latest update from the Council.
Local COVID-19 data
Stay up to date with the latest COVID-19 figures in the area with this new dashboard. Updated daily at approximately 12pm, it shows the number of COVID-19 cases in Newark and Sherwood, and the wider district of Nottinghamshire.