The remaining four counties of Nottinghamshire – Ashfield, Bassetlaw, Mansfield and Newark and Sherwood – are expected to join the toughest restrictions that force pubs to close, joining other nearby counties.
Almost half a million more people will face level 3 restrictions as Nottinghamshire is the last region to face the tough measures.
Nottinghamshire will be the last region to face the severe restrictions.
The extension to the whole district was agreed at the crisis talks this morning and will be officially announced this afternoon after the mirror has understood the situation.
The other four boroughs in the district – Nottingham, Gedling, Rushcliffe and Broxtowe – are expected to go into a Tier 3 lockdown at midnight today, the Mirror reports.
It is the latest area in the UK to be included in the strict measures after the initial selection of the Liverpool City area.
People are also not allowed to meet anyone who does not live in their household or bladder – neither indoors nor in a private outdoor area such as a garden or beer garden.
The Press Association reported that talks between the government and local leaders had been concluded, but at 11 a.m. negotiations were underway to determine exactly what measures were needed.
Level 3 rules state that pubs and bars will be closed if they cannot be run as restaurants, and alcohol may only be served at “solid” meals.
However, they are advised against entering and leaving the area.
According to the national rule of six, people may continue to meet in parks or open spaces.
With the addition of the remaining part of Nottinghamshire, the total number of people living under Tier 3 will increase to 8.7 million.
Meanwhile, West Yorkshire MPs met with Health Secretary Helen Whately on Tuesday morning ahead of a possible move to Tier 3.
One MP said the meeting would focus on medical statistics including hospital admissions in the region of 2.3 million people.
She added, however, that there was still no agreement with Council leaders and that no move to Tier 3 had been confirmed.
The MEP said: “The government would welcome it if we could move to Tier 3 soon, given the current state of affairs”.
Talks are also underway in the North East of England, but not as active.