Nottinghamshire County Council COVID-19 Update 30 July 2020

COVID-19 Update

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COVID-19 Update


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Face coverings in transport hubs

Travelling on public transport?

If you’re planning to use public transport services to make a journey in Nottinghamshire, make sure that you know how to do this safely.

Wearing a face covering on public transport became mandatory on 15 June, but did you know that you now must also wear one in transport hubs? This includes stations, terminals, ports and airports. However there are face covering exemptions which is outlined in the face coverings guidance.

To keep you and your fellow passengers safe, the Government has provided guidance on things to consider when:

  • Planning your journey
  • On your journey
  • When your journey is complete

Find out more about how to travel safely

Shielding advice to change from 1 August


If you’ve been shielding because you’re clinically extremely vulnerable, the advice is changing on 1 August.

Changes include:

  • no longer advising you to shield
  • you can go to work, as long as the workplace is COVID-secure, but carry on working from home if you can
  • you can go outside to buy food, to places of worship and for exercise
  • free food parcels from the government will no longer be delivered.

You may still be at risk of severe illness if you catch coronavirus so you should continue to wash your hands regularly, avoid touching your face and keep two metres away from people outside of your household or bubble.

Further guidance

Stay fit to fight COVID

Better Health

We’re supporting the new Better Health campaign!

Extra weight puts extra pressure on your body, making it harder to fight against diseases like cancer, heart disease and now, coronavirus.

By reducing your weight within a healthy range, you can help cut your risk of being critically ill with coronavirus.

To get more active, eat healthier and manage your weight visit Your Health Your Way to try the free weight management service.

Your Health Your Way

Young Carers survey

Young carer

We know that coronavirus has made things even more difficult for carers. We are working with the Nottinghamshire Carers Association to find out what services and support are needed for young carers in the future. Young carers are children under 18 who help to look after someone in their family who has a long-term medical condition, disability, mental health condition or problem with drugs or alcohol.

If you are a young carer, or know a young carer, please check out the survey below.


Celebrating Eid Al Adha safely

Celebrating Eid

If you are celebrating Eid Al Adha with your family and friends, here’s how to do so safely:

  • Keep your distance from others outside of your household
  • Wash your hands regularly
  • If you are visiting a mosque, make sure that it is COVID-secure
  • Avoid shaking hands and hugging
  • If you are celebrating at home, remember you can only do this with members of one other household.

Eid Mubarak to our Muslim communities across Nottinghamshire!

Find out more about worshipping safely


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