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Updated: Nottingham city MPs called to Government COVID restrictions meeting this afternoon amid Tier 3 speculation

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The three MPs representing Nottingham have been called to a briefing with the Government this afternoon, about COVID restrictions.

14:38 Updated: The Government has cancelled the meeting and no future date has been arranged. 

One MP has said he believes the meeting could be about the city being moved into tier three.

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For several days in  a row, Nottingham has had the highest COVID rates in the country.

The Government previously said all of Nottingham and Nottinghamshire would be treated as one area, to make new restrictions easier to police and understand.

However the Government then imposed restrictions on a borough-by-borough basis in Derbyshire, with Erewash and High Peak moving into new restrictions, but other areas escaping.

While the three Nottingham Labour MPs have been invited to the meeting, MPs in Nottinghamshire have not been.

The meeting is expected to take place virtually at 4pm.

Tier three – the ‘very severe’ level, would involve hospitality venues closing if they didn’t serve food.

Households would not be able to mix with each other inside or outside, including in private gardens.

Wedding ceremonies can go ahead  with restrictions on the number of attendees but no weddings receptions are allowed under Tier 3,  and travel into or out of the area would be discouraged.

The Government has been approached for comment.

Below is the data for 15 October

A confirmed case is where a person has had a positive test result for Coronavirus.

There were 555 new people with a confirmed positive test result reported on 15 October 2020.

Up to 15 October 2020, there have been 7,676 people who have had a confirmed positive test result.

 

There were 3 new deaths within 28 days of a positive test for Coronavirus reported on 15 October 2020.

Total number of people who have died within 28 days of testing positive for Coronavirus as of 14 October 2020 was 181.

LAST SEVEN DAYS  3,195 cases – up 788 cases ( 32.7 % ) on previous week 

 

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