Alcohol sales banned after 9pm across Nottinghamshire as part of new Tier 3 restrictions

All alcohol sales will be banned after 9pm across the county under the new ‘very high’ tier restrictions which come into effect on Friday.

By Lizzie Day
Wednesday, 28th October 2020, 7:18 pm

Nottinghamshire County Council posted on twitter: “There will now be a restriction on the sale of alcohol in ALL retail premises after 9pm.

"Alcohol can continue to be purchased in hospitality venues where accompanying a substantial meal up until 10pm.”

The new Tier 3 restrictions which prevent households from mixing indoors or in private gardens or beer gardens come into effect at 00.01am on Friday, October 30 and apply to the whole of Nottinghamshire including Mansfield, Ashfield, Bassetlaw, Broxtowe, Gedling, Newark and Sherwood, Nottingham and Rushcliffe.

Alcohol will not be sold after 9pm across Nottinghamshire as part of new Tier 3 measures which come into effect on Friday.

Pubs and bars will be forced to shut unless they provide a ‘substantial meal’, under the pre-existing ‘very high’ level measures which aim to slow the spread of the virus.

All hospitality venues including cafes and restaurants will also only be allowed to remain open to provide substantial meals – or be ordered to operate as a delivery and takeaway service.

Car boot sales, auction houses and betting shops will be set to shut alongside tattoo parlours, tanning and nail salons, and piercing services.

But leisure and sporting facilities, including dance halls, swimming pools, gyms and sports hall can remain open under the new rules.

Hairdressers are also permitted to stay open under the new rules but will not be allowed to provide personal care services such as tanning or nails.

All other indoor venues apart from cinemas, theatres, concert halls and ice-skating rinks have been ordered to close.

Residents can still visit outdoor entertainment venues, but indoor attraction facilities at outdoor venues will forced to shut.

Under the new restrictions, people have been advised to avoid travelling in or out of the county unless it is for work, education or for caring responsibilities.

Anyone who doesn’t live in Nottinghamshire will still be able to travel through the county as part of a longer journey.

The new restrictions which come into effect on Friday prevent residents from staying overnight in another part of the country and encourages people from outside Nottinghamshire to avoid staying there.

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