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Nottinghamshire has moved into the top tier of Covid-19 restrictions after an overall rise in infection rates.

Unlike some other tier three areas, betting shops, saunas, tattoo parlours and nail salons must close.Alcohol cannot be sold after 9pm in shops, but can be sold until 10pm if bought “in hospitality venues where accompanying a substantial meal”.The area moves into the highest category days before West Yorkshire joins the third tier.

 

From Monday, it will take the total number of people living in very high restrictions to just over 11 million – 19.6% of the population.In Nottinghamshire the county’s director of public health Jonathan Gribbin said the infection rate in the over 60s had been “rising significantly” and was of “grave concern”.

 

On Wednesday, 413 people across the county were being treated in hospital for Covid-19, which is 40% more than the highest figures seen during the first wave of the virus.Nottinghamshire County Council leader Kay Cutts said the county could follow tier three restrictions for 28 days, and appealed to people “to crack down as hard as we can now” so residents “can have a more normal Christmas”.

 

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Alcohol cannot be sold after 9pm in shops, but can be sold until 10pm if bought “in hospitality venues where accompanying a substantial meal”.The area moves into the highest category days before West Yorkshire joins the third tier.From Monday, it will take the total number of people living in very high restrictions to just over 11 million – 19.6% of the population.In Nottinghamshire the county’s director of public health Jonathan Gribbin said the infection rate in the over 60s had been “rising significantly” and was of “grave concern”On Wednesday, 413 people across the county were being treated in hospital for Covid-19, which is 40% 

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