The government are in talks with the leader of Nottingham County Council over potentially placing the area into tier 3 lockdown.
Leader of Nottinghamshire County Council, Councillor Kay Cutts MBE said that discussions are taking place today over how best to protect the “health and livelihoods of all residents.”
Cutts said on Thursday, “I can confirm that Leaders of Nottinghamshire County Council and Nottingham City Council have received an invitation from government to commence initial discussions today about how potential Tier 3 restrictions would impact local communities.
“We will enter any discussions to achieve the best possible outcomes for the health and livelihoods of all residents of Nottinghamshire.
“The best outcome will be achieved with the full cooperation of all leaders in Nottinghamshire who I know will have the best interests of the health and wellbeing of their communities at heart.
“As soon as we reach any conclusions, we will communicate the implications for the affected communities.”