Speaking ahead of discussions with the government this week, Nottingham City Council leader councillor David Mellen said: “I am expecting to meet with government this week as they consider whether we should be placed under tier 3 restrictions.
“I will make it clear that we want a package that properly protects local people, businesses, jobs and education, whether it’s for tier 2 or tier 3, and will need to speak to the government first about the details of this.
“However, we have not waited for the government to act against rising Covid cases in the city – almost a week before government finally placed us in tier 2 we issued clear advice about not mixing indoors with people from other households unless they are in your support bubble.
“This week once again we are taking the lead and are writing to supermarkets to ask them to reinstate an allocated hour for older and vulnerable people. We are considering other community facilities where this could also be reintroduced.
“We have only just been placed in tier 2 and infection rates are coming down. I want to thank everyone for their ongoing efforts to follow the rules, stop the spread of the virus and help save lives and livelihoods.”