‘Tier three plus’ lockdown: Nottingham students sing 'It's coming home' in packed street party on last night out

NOTTINGHAM students were filmed singing "it's coming home" in a packed street party the night before the city moved in Tier 3 plus restrictions.

Bars all over the city were heaving last night as stricter coronavirus restrictions came into force today – including a 9pm booze curfew.

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The clip shows dozens of youngsters dancing and crowding together as they chant the Three Lions '98 song.

Revellers were seen chanting in the streets for one final hurrah before Nottingham goes into the tougher "Tier 3 plus" coronavirus lockdown.

Huge crowds of people mingled in the tightly packed groups as they made the most of their relative freedoms before being locked down further.

People braved the cold October weather to go out to bars – which don't serve a "substantial meal" – for the last time for at least four weeks.

Nottinghamshire has now been plunged into "Tier 3 plus" with extra new rules, including shutting beauty salons, a 9pm booze curfew and even a ban on shisha.

The area will face the toughest lockdown in the country with a string of new closures and extra rules for 800,000 people.

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

The Tier 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 have tougher restrictions.

Nonetheless, boozers were out in full force last night – with many dressing up in costumes to celebrate an early Halloween.

From Minions and Power Rangers to cheerleaders and angels – the revellers in Nottingham went all-out in their dress-up for the final night out on the town.

People in their dozens gathered on small side streets to celebrate the final night before the tighter restrictions are enforced.

The area is now under even tougher rules than Greater Manchester, Liverpool, Lancashire and South Yorkshire.

Drinkers have a 9pm curfew buying alcohol in shops, but will be allowed to carry on in pubs until 10 – as long as they are having a substantial meal.

All hospitality will have to serve "substantial meals" or will be told to close down and do take-away and delivery only.

Shisha sharing will be banned in cafes, and – close contact services like tattoo parlours, tanning and nail salons and piercing services.

Hairdressers and leisure centres can remain open, but group classes will be discouraged.

Betting shops, car boot sales and auction houses must close too.

Health Secretary Matt Hancock said: “We have seen infection rates rising sharply across Nottinghamshire, and in close collaboration 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.”

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