Leaked Government documents show new local restrictions are now not expected to be announced until Monday, October 12, coming into effect from Wednesday, October 14.
All of the county, and city would go into ‘Level Two’ of a new traffic light system for local lockdowns due to be announced next week.
The documents, which have been sent by the Government to senior figures in the city and county, show that people can still go on holiday outside of your area, but you should only do this with people you live with, or have formed a support bubble with.
In addition, they say meeting people from other households in private dwellings will not be allowed
Visiting indoor hospitality, leisure and retail settings will be restricted to one household, meaning two households must not meet in these settings unless those two households are in a support bubble.
The documents state: “The national Gold (committee) has agreed the Chief Medical Officer’s recommendation for both Nottingham City and all seven districts in Nottinghamshire County to be areas of intervention.
“The Secretary of State wants to be in a position to move across to the new tiering approach, now called Local Risk Levels, in one step next week.
“There will therefore be no announcements of the Local Risk Levels from central government this week and we are currently seeking to clarify whether or not the Watchlist will be published this week accordingly.
“Our current expectation is that the approach will be announced on Monday, October 12 with the new standardised regulations coming into force on Wednesday October 14.
“Nottingham City and Nottinghamshire would therefore go into regulations at Local Risk Level Two.
“Level One and Two measures have now been signed off by COVID O committee but there is further work ongoing on Level 3.”