The Prime Minister Boris Johnson makes a statement in the House of Commons.
The Prime Minister said that the current R rate nationally is between 1.2 and 1.5 across UK.
He said that the Government has ‘worked with local leaders to control local spikes.’
He said local rules will be a Three Tier system of local alerts levels.
Nottinghamshire will be in the ‘High Alert’ Level – the rules apply from Wednesday 14 October.
Medium – Current national measures > Rule of Six – 10 pm curfew
High – Medium plus…No mixing different households indoors – Rule of Six outdoors
Very High – Medium and high plus….Pubs closed – no mixing socially indoors or in gardens
Each level would have different lockdown rules.
Mr Johnson sets out the details of the new three level
He says the medium level, which will cover most of the country, consists of current national measures – including the rule of six and the 10pm curfew.
The high level, he says, aims to reduce household-to-household transmission by preventing all mixing between different households or support bubbles, indoors.
Most areas already subject to local restrictions will automatically move into the high alert level.
Areas in the very high level will see social mixing prohibited indoors and in private gardens. The PM also says pubs and bars will be closed in those areas.
More soon on what this means – it’s expected that at least it means 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.