Families on Nottinghamshire border speak of being separated under different Covid alert levels

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Residents in a town on the Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire border have described the challenges of not being able to see family due to new Covid-19 restrictions.

Shirebrook, in Derbyshire, sits very close to the Nottinghamshire border and many people in the town regularly shop and visit Mansfield.

The mining town even comes under a Nottinghamshire postcode, but is governed by both Bolsover District Council and Derbyshire County Council.

At present, the town falls under Tier 1 'medium' risk for Covid-19 measures, meaning people can still meet indoors and in pubs permitting the 'Rule of Six' is met.

However, in neighbouring Mansfield the alert level is 'high', meaning people cannot meet indoors or in other household

 link source - Nottingham Post

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