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What Newark and Sherwood and Nottinghamshire residents can and can't do from today as the county moves into Tier 3 of coronavirus restrictions

From today, Nottinghamshire has been placed in Tier 3 for coronavirus measures — the most restrictive of tiers.

The county was in Tier 3 before the second lockdown, but the set of restrictions have been changed.

It means Newark and Sherwood residents will need to follow these rules until at least December 16, when a review is scheduled to take place.


So, here's what residents in Tier 3 can and can't do from today.

Social contact

Those in Tier 3 are not allowed to meet anyone indoors who is not in their household or bubble.

Female customer in a supermarket.
Female customer in a supermarket.

In most situations, this also applies to outdoors. However, you can see someone you do not live with in some outside spaces in a group up to six (this limit includes children of any age).

These spaces include: Parks, beaches, countryside accessible to the public, forests, public gardens, allotments, heritage site grounds, outdoor sports facilities and play grounds.


Hospitality premises, such as bars (including shisha bars), pubs, cafes, restaurants, and social clubs must close except for takeaway, delivery and click and collect services.

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Takeaway stock. (43376149)

This includes restaurants and bars within hotels or member’s clubs. This excludes hospitality in hospitals or care homes.

Businesses selling alcohol for consumption off the premises can continue to do so as long as this is through takeaway, delivery service, click and collect or drive-through.

Food or alcohol purchased from a hospitality venue via takeaway or click and collect may not be consumed on any part of that premises, including beer gardens.

Hotels and B&Bs must also remain closed under Tier 3 restrictions.

The following entertainment and tourist venues must close:

  • Indoor play centres and areas, including inflatable parks and soft play areas (other than for people who have a disability)
  • Trampolining parks (other than for elite athletes, people with a disability, supervised activities for children and for formal education or training purposes)
  • Casinos
  • Bingo halls
  • Bowling alleys
  • Indoor skating rinks (other than for elite athletes, professional dancers and choreographers, people with a disability, supervised activities for children and for formal education or training purposes
  • Amusement arcades and adult gaming centres
  • Nightclubs and adult entertainment venues
  • Laser quests and escape rooms
  • Cinemas, theatres concert halls – other than drive-in events, broadcasting performances, training or rehearsal
  • Circuses
  • Snooker and pool halls (other than for elite athletes)
  • Zoos, safari parks, and aquariums
  • Other animal attractions including farms
  • Water and aqua parks
  • Model villages
  • Museums, galleries and sculpture parks
  • Botanical or other gardens, biomes or greenhouses
  • Theme parks, fairgrounds and funfairs
  • Adventure playgrounds and parks, including zip-lining
  • Visitor attractions at film studios
  • Heritage sites such as castles, stately homes or heritage railways
  • Landmarks including observation wheels and viewing platforms

Non-essential retail shops can reopen, however, as well as community centres, halls, and libraries.


Anyone who can work from home should continue to do so. Where people cannot do so they should continue to travel to their workplace.

Colleagues in an office working.
Colleagues in an office working.

Public-sector employees working in essential services, including education settings, should continue to go into work.

Beauty and personal care

These businesses will be allowed to open again in Tier 3 areas, as long as they follow the guidelines laid out for their industry.

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Haircut stock. (43376390)

These include:

  • Hairdressers
  • Tattoo parlours
  • Nail salons
  • Spas and beauty services
  • Massage parlours
  • Tanning salons
  • Gyms and physical activity
  • Organised/outdoor sport also permitted

This means that some businesses that were not allowed to open under Tier 3 before national lockdown in Nottinghamshire can reopen once again.


You should avoid travelling outside of Nottinghamshire, except for essential purposes (these are for work, medical treatment or moving home).


If you live in a Tier 3 area, you must continue to follow Tier 3 rules when you travel to other tiers.

You must not stay with anyone you do not live with elsewhere in the UK or visit their home (unless you share a support bubble).

Weddings and funerals

Weddings and funerals can happen as long as rules are followed:

A sign of the times. Picture: Chris Davey
A sign of the times. Picture: Chris Davey
  • 15 people for wedding or civil partnership ceremonies, but receptions are not permitted
  • 30 people for funerals
  • 15 people for wakes or linked ceremonial events (such as stone-settings) before or after the funeral

Places of worship

You can attend places of worship for a service. However, you must not mingle with anyone outside of your household or support bubble.


Fans are not allowed at 'elite level' sporting events.

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