World Talks to move Nottinghamshire to Tier 3 will happen today
Greater Manchester leaders told 'door is open' for further talks on Tier 3 support
Local leaders in Greater Manchester have been told that the "door is open" for further talks, despite the prime minister imposing Tier 3 coronavirus restrictions on the region. Boris Johnson announced that tougher COVID-19 restrictions will be introduced in Greater Manchester from Friday.Moving into Tier 3 means pubs and bars in Greater Manchester will be closed, unless they serve substantial meals, while betting shops, casinos, bingo halls, adult gaming centres and soft play areas will also shut.
Talks to place Nottinghamshire under Tier 3 restrictions will happen today, Sky News understands.
This includes the areas controlled by Nottinghamshire County Council and Nottingham City Council.
It comes after four students in the city wereeach for throwing a party earlier this week.
The areas under Tier 3 restrictions already are the, , and .
Nottingham has faced a substantial rise in the number of cases in the area recently.
It wasthat the rate of new COVID-19 infections in the East Midlands had jumped from 48.8 cases per 100,000 people to 164.1 in the preceding fortnight.
'We won't break the law': Burnham would accept Tier 3 if imposed on Greater Manchester .
Andy Burnham says he will keep to the law and "accept" Tier 3 coronavirus restrictions for Greater Manchester if the government imposes them. The region's mayor told Sky News it was ministers' "prerogative" to announce the measures, if negotiations over the next few hours end in stalemate.He and other local leaders have been given until midday today to reach an agreement on moving three million people into England's highest band of coronavirus controls.