In an update to earlier reports, all leaders at Nottinghamshire local authorities are now attending any meeting planned today.
A meeting planned for 4:30 pm today 22 October is to discuss possible Tier 3 coronavirus restrictions for Nottingham City, Rushcliffe, Gedling and Broxtowe.
Health Secretary Matt Hancock said:
‘It is essential outbreaks are contained to protect lives and our NHS, and prevent greater economic damage in the future. The country faces a new challenge as winter approaches, and even mild cases of COVID-19 can have devastating consequences for people in all age groups, along with the risk of Long Covid.
The government’s strategy is to suppress the virus while supporting the economy, education and the NHS, until an effective vaccine is widely available.
Local action is at the centre of the government’s response, and engagement with Local Authorities is, and will continue to be, a key part of this process.’