In light of the new Covid-19 restrictions that have been
announced for Nottinghamshire, we want you to know that we are here for you and
will be carrying out our core functions, albeit with increased vigilance around
social distancing in order to keep our staff and the public safe.
There will be no change to the way in which we respond to emergencies,
and we will carry on with our planned audits to Covid-secure business premises,
and supporting the most vulnerable in our communities with Safe and Well
Like all of our partner organisations across the city and
county, we have welcomed the new restrictions set out by the Government whereby
different parts of England will be placed into ‘medium’, ‘high’ and ‘very high’
Both Nottingham city and the county have been placed into
the ‘high’ level of risk category. Restrictions include not mixing with other
households indoors. The rule of six still applies to those outdoors, where the
risk of the virus spreading is deemed to be lower.
This will be kept under constant review, and in particular
in areas where the levels are particularly high. Businesses in the city and
county will remain under the same restrictions which are already in place,
which includes the 10pm curfew for pubs and bars.
Chief Fire Officer John Buckley said: “Throughout the
pandemic we have maintained our core functions in responding to incidents,
protecting the most vulnerable in our society, supporting our partners such as
East Midlands Ambulance Service, and helping out with the delivery of food and
medication in our local communities.
“As we move into this next phase of the pandemic, we are
constantly reviewing our Business Continuity Plans so that we can carry on
providing the professional emergency service on which our communities depend.
“I would urge everyone to play their part and follow these
new restrictions; support each other, look out for your neighbours and loved
ones, particularly those who are older or vulnerable. We have to do all we can
to stop the spread of Covid-19 and we can do this by working together to stick
to the rules and following the guidelines.”
For more information on what the new restrictions mean for
Nottingham and Nottinghamshire please visit the Government website.