Erewash placed in highest Tier – Media release EBC – 26th November 2020
Erewash will go into the Very High Alert Tier 3 restrictions when the current national lockdown ends on 2 December, the government confirmed today.
The borough will join the rest of the county as Derbyshire faces the toughest restrictions in a bid to combat high levels of infections and ward off further spikes in the virus.
The government confirmed the news today, meaning Erewash residents and businesses must abide by the stringent measures from 2 December.
It means that bars, pubs, cafes and restaurants will close but can provide takeaways or a delivery service. Indoor entertainment venues like bingo halls, bowling alleys and cinemas, along with tourist attractions must also close, with some exceptions.
Councillor Carol Hart, Leader of Erewash Borough Council, said that while today’s announcement is disappointing, it is vital that residents continue to follow the guidance:
“News that we are in the highest Tier is tough to take, I understand that and I share that feeling. I also understand that many will be feeling battle-weary as the fight against this deadly virus goes on in what has been one of the most difficult years that many of us have lived through. But the fight must go on and, while I know there will be some who do not agree with the restrictions, I again appeal to everyone to continue to unite as a community and take our responsibilities seriously.
“We always knew this would be a challenging winter, but the recent news on vaccines gives us hope and a light at the end of the tunnel. As we prepare to enter the new Tier restrictions next week, my message remains the same – thank you for all your help in the fight over many months now and please continue to follow the guidelines to stay safe and take care of you, your families and our whole community. As difficult as it is, we can get through this together.”
Residents can find details of the Tier 3 restrictions at the gov.uk website. To keep up-to-date on any changes use the NHS COVID-19 app, visit Derbyshire County Council’s postcode checker at derbyshire.gov.uk or gov.uk