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Pub bosses at Long Eaton fear trade will decline even further when new level 2 coronavirus restrictions take effect in Erewash this weekend

The new measures start on Saturday (17 October), aligning the borough with Nottinghamshire where stricter rules already apply

People will no longer be able to meet anyone outside their home or support the bubble inside, either at home or in a public place

A group of up to six people can socialize outdoors, including in a garden or other spaces such as beaches or parks – except where specific exemptions apply in law

Simon English, licensee of Tappers Harker, a Main Street « community pub » in Long Eaton, said business had already been affected and he feared « the business was going to decline even further. »

« It has dropped massively by about 50% » he said « A lot of my lunch business is a lot of seniors They just stopped going out »

Currently, pubs in Erewash can accommodate groups of six from different households – but that will all change

« It gets a little more difficult, especially if you know they are not from the same household, » M said English

« How do you control it? I don’t want to see a confrontation with people, [saying] ‘are you with this family? « 

« Are you starting to identify yourself? I don’t know It’s just getting more of a headache It’s bad enough like that »

Explaining what he thinks could happen on Friday October 16, the last night before the lockdown, Mr. English said: « I think they’re all going to come down from the pub because it’s the last day or they’ll all go to a supermarket and have beers and have house parties Or a bit of both, maybe « 

M English said he had not noticed any problems with people crossing the Nottinghamshire border to drink in the town

Harrington Arms team leader Amy Ainsworth at Tamworth Road also said the new restrictions could negatively impact trade

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« We used to be pretty busy at lunchtime, at dinner time – we were pretty much full Now it’s pretty much empty, » she says

Conservative MP for Erewash, Maggie Throup, said: « Please note that the regulation continues to apply to a person even if they subsequently travel outside the region where they live

« For example, if a person living in an area classified » high « goes to an area classified » medium « , they must continue to adhere to the » high « rules

« I want to assure residents that this is not a return to full lockdown and that the government is committed to ensuring that schools and colleges remain open, as well as businesses that operate in such a way. secured by Covid

“I know these restrictions are onerous, but as the winter months approach it is essential that we all remember the basics of hand washing, covering our faces, respecting social distancing and the we can control the virus and protect each other « 

Across the border from Derbyshire, pubs and cafes in Nottingham city center explained how they fared on day one of the new coronavirus lockdown restrictions on Wednesday 14 October

Staff at an Eastwood pub, meanwhile, also described the changes they made to follow the rules


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