Nottinghamshire's new "high" alert level


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 Visits.

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’ alert levels.

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.

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