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Rutland County Council leader says it's 'understandable' county is moving into tier 3

The leader of Rutland County Council has reacted to Rutland's move from tier 2 to tier 3 from tomorrow.

The move will mean bars and pubs will have to shut, unless they're serving takeaways, but non-essential shops can remain open.

But Coun Oliver Hemsley (Con) urged people to take it "one step further".

Coun Oliver Hemsley
Coun Oliver Hemsley

He said: "It is disappointing that we have moved into a tier 3, but totally understandable.

“Covid-19 cases are rising locally and in the areas we border. It is imperative that we all continue to follow the rules and I would urge residents to actually consider taking this one step further and stay at home to protect ourselves and each other.”

It follows Health Secretary Matt Hancock's announcement earlier.

As well as Rutland moving, Lincolnshire will also move into tier 4, from tier 3.

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