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Newark and Sherwood and Nottinghamshire's tier system will be announced by Health Secretary Matt Hancock tomorrow (Thursday)

Nottinghamshire's tier system will be announced tomorrow (Thursday) by the Health Secretary.

A review of the tier coronavirus restrictions began at midnight after two weeks of enforced measures.

Newark and Sherwood and the county alike is expected to stay within Tier 3 until at least the next review.

Boris Johnson press briefing. Picture: @10DowningStreet/PA (42945012)
Boris Johnson press briefing. Picture: @10DowningStreet/PA (42945012)

At today's press conference Prime Minister Boris Johnson confirmed Christmas coronavirus laws would remain the same, but warned rules allowing three households over the festive period was a maximum number, not a target.

Mr Johnson said he did not want to criminalise people, but urged the public to think long and hard about what they could do to continue to keep their loved ones, especially the vulnerable, safe.

Professor Chris Whitty gave four key points:

  • Keep it small — less transmission
  • Keep it short — less risk of transmission occurring
  • Keep it local — travel from high to low incidence areas have more risk of passing on the virus
  • Think of the most vulnerable people

He said: "That way we can reduce the risk of Christmas. We all accept there’s a risk at Christmas, but if we do this we can reduce that risk."

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