Nottingham bars packaged as a ‘level three plus’ lockdown will go into effect tomorrow with the 9pm curfew and lounges closed

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Bars in NOTTINGHAM were full tonight as tighter coronavirus restrictions are expected to take effect tomorrow – including a 9 p.m. curfew for alcohol.

Partiers were seen singing through the streets for a final hurray before Nottingham entered the tighter ‘Tier 3 plus’ coronavirus lockdown.

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Nottingham bars were seen crowded tonight as stricter coronavirus restrictions are expected to take effect tomorrowCredit: Ashley Kirk
People celebrated an early Halloween dressed in costumes 26
People celebrated an early Halloween dressed in costumes Credit: PA: Press Association
The streets of Nottingham were packed this evening before the new, tougher restrictions26

The streets of Nottingham were packed this evening before the new, tougher restrictionsCredit: Ashley Kirk
Students hit town one last time before moving to 'level 3 plus'

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Students hit town one last time before moving to ‘level 3 plus’Credit: PA: Press Association
Party people dressed in Halloween costumes

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Party people dressed in Halloween costumes Credit: Ashley Kirk
Police officer moving crowds to Nottingham after bars and pubs close at 10pm

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Police officer moving crowds to Nottingham after bars and pubs close at 10pmCredit: PA: Press Association

People braved the October cold to go to bars – which do not serve “big meals” – for the last time in at least four weeks.

It comes as Nottinghamshire plunges into ‘Tier 3 plus’ with additional new rules, including the closure of beauty salons, a 9pm curfew on alcohol and even a shisha ban.

The region will face the most difficult lockdown in the country with a series of new closures and additional rules for 800,000 people.

Hospitals in the region have been forced to cancel operations and infection rates across the region are spiraling out of control.

The level 3 lockdown will apply to Nottingham, Broxtowe, Gedling and Rushcliffe, Ashfield, Bassetlaw, Mansfield and Newark and Sherwood, meaning a total of 828,000 people will be subject to tighter restrictions.

Still, the boozers were in full force – with plenty of fancy dress to celebrate an early Halloween.

From Minions and Power Rangers to cheerleaders and angels – Nottingham’s revelers went out of their way to dress up for the last night on the town.

Dozens of people gathered in small side streets to celebrate the last night before the tougher restrictions were applied.

The streets were swarming with young people in Nottingham26
The streets were swarming with young people in NottinghamCredit: Ashley Kirk
The girls were dressed for Halloween as they enjoyed the last night of 'freedom'

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The girls were dressed for Halloween as they enjoyed the last night of ‘freedom’Credit: PA: Press Association
Boozers sang and sang in the streets

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The boozers sang and sang in the streetsCredit: PA: Press Association
Cops were in attendance as dozens of revelers took advantage of the city's final hours

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Cops were in attendance as dozens of revelers took advantage of the city’s final hours Credit: PA: Press Association
Some people stocked up for the long bar-free days ahead

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Some people stocked up for the long bar-free days ahead Credit: Ashley Kirk
You could see boozers wearing masks - on their chins

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You could see boozers wearing masks – on their chinsCredit: PA: Press Association
Crowds of people gathered to celebrate the last night before the strict restrictions were put in place

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Crowds of people gathered to celebrate the last night before the strict restrictions were put in placeCredit: Ashley Kirk

At midnight the region will face even stricter rules than those of Greater Manchester, Liverpool, Lancashire and South Yorkshire.

Drinkers will face a 9 p.m. curfew to purchase alcohol in stores, but will be allowed to continue in pubs until 10 a.m. – as long as they have a heavy meal.

All hospitality will have to serve “substantial meals” or be asked to shut down and only make take out and deliveries.

Shisha sharing will be banned in cafes and – close contact services such as tattoo parlors, tanning and nail salons, and piercing services.

Hairdressers and leisure centers can remain open, but group lessons will be discouraged.

Betting shops, car shoe sales and auction houses are also to close.

Health Secretary Matt Hancock said: ‘We have seen infection rates rise sharply in Nottinghamshire, and working closely with local leaders we have agreed on a package of local measures to stop this virus in its tracks.

“I understand how difficult life is under these restrictions and the impact they have on families and businesses, but we never take these decisions lightly.”

Nottingham revelers brave the weather to have one last night before level 3 lockdown restrictions which will take effect at midnight

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Nottingham revelers brave the weather to have one last night before level 3 lockdown restrictions which will take effect at midnightCredit: Ashley Kirk
Some of the revelers even dressed up for the first Halloween celebrations.

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Some of the revelers even dressed up for the first Halloween celebrations.Credit: Ashley Kirk
There was more police presence after the bars closed at 10 p.m.

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There was more police presence after the bars closed at 10 p.m.Credit: PA: Press Association
It was the last night in town for Nottingham students

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It was the last night in town for Nottingham studentsCredit: Ashley Kirk
Two boozers disguised as iconic characters from Sacha Baron Cohen

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Two boozers disguised as iconic characters from Sacha Baron CohenCredit: Ashley Kirk
Students went out of their way for their last night on the town

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Students went out of their way for their last night on the townCredit: Ashley Kirk
Boozers filled the sidewalks waiting to enter the bars

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Boozers filled the sidewalks waiting to enter the barsCredit: Ashley Kirk
At midnight, Nottingham will face even stricter rules than those in Greater Manchester, Liverpool, Lancashire and South Yorkshire

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At midnight, Nottingham will face even stricter rules than those in Greater Manchester, Liverpool, Lancashire and South YorkshireCredit: Ashley Kirk
A group of pals dressed as Minions were seen in Nottingham

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A group of pals dressed as Minions were seen in NottinghamCredit: Ashley Kirk
Party-goers made the most of the evening before tomorrow's restrictions were put in place

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Party-goers made the most of the evening before tomorrow’s restrictions were put in placeCredit: Ashley Kirk
The region will face the most difficult lockdown in the country with a series of new closures and additional rules for 800,000 people.

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The region will face the most difficult lockdown in the country with a series of new closures and additional rules for 800,000 people.Credit: Ashley Kirk
There is a similar picture in Paris as bars full before the second nationwide lockout

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There is a similar picture in Paris as bars are full ahead of the second nationwide lockout Credit: AP: Associated Press
Parisian bars were packed to the brim this evening, before the lockout

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Bars in Paris were packed to the brim this evening, before the lockoutCredit: AFP or licensors



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