“We can confirm that talks are continuing between government and the council leaders of Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, Broxtowe, Gedling and Rushcliffe and that those discussions have been constructive.

“Our collective priority is to reach a position where any additional measures would offer the strongest possible protection for our most vulnerable people while aiming to also achieve the best outcomes for local businesses, jobs and livelihoods. 

“We will formally announce any new restrictions and clearly communicate what this will mean for our communities as soon as they are finalised.”

On behalf of Leaders of Nottingham City Council, Councillor David Mellen, Leader of Nottinghamshire County Council, Councillor Kay Cutts MBE, Leader of Rushcliffe Borough Council, Councillor Simon Robinson, Leader of Gedling Borough Council, Councillor John Clarke and Leader of Broxtowe Borough Council, Councillor Milan Radulovic MBE.