Nottinghamshire County Council COVID-19 Update 20 August 2020

OVID-19 Update

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COVID-19 Update

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Test and Trace

Help to stop the spread of coronavirus

Nottinghamshire’s Director of Public Health, Jonathan Gribbin is reminding businesses to continue their hard work in encouraging the mandatory use of face coverings as well as other social distancing guidance across indoor settings.

As individuals we can all do our bit to help stop the spread of coronavirus across Nottinghamshire, which includes supporting local businesses in their efforts to keep customers and communities safe.

You can help by:

  • providing full and accurate details of every individual when visiting a cafe, pub or restaurant as part of the NHS Test and Trace service
  • wearing a face covering in indoor settings and on public transport (unless you are exempt). A full list of premises are listed on the Government’s website
  • maintaining social distancing and frequent hand washing

These steps must become a routine part of life for all of us. We must all follow the guidance and in doing so we can help support local businesses, protect others and minimise the spread of coronavirus.

…And please remember that if you have symptoms, you must self -isolate and get a test. Book your free test by calling 119.

Are you sharing car lifts to work? Take action to stay safe

Car sharing advice

Those who share lifts in cars are urged to follow full guidance on face coverings and distancing. You should only travel by car with people in your household or support bubble, or if this is a work requirement. Otherwise, avoid car sharing, but if you really need to, then please make sure you:

  • share the transport with the same people each time
  • keep to small groups
  • open windows
  • clean your car surfaces between journeys using standard cleaning products
  • ask the driver and passengers to wear a face covering.

Learn more

Charities and groups can apply for grants to buy essentials for those struggling due to COVID-19

Assistance grant

Local groups, charities and other organisations working to get food to those who need it the most are being reminded they can apply for new government funding.

Some residents have been struggling to afford food and other essentials due to the economic impact caused by the outbreak, with local groups working hard to support them.

A total of £858k is available.

Apply here

Pre-booked vehicles only from 1 September at West Bridgford Recycling Centre

HWRC - West Bridgford bookings

A booking system will be in place at West Bridgford recycling centre from 1 September in response to concerns around road safety in the area.

  • Bookings needs to be completed at least 24 hours prior to the slot (no same day slots available).
  • You will need to be registered to use our recycling centres in order to make a booking. Not registered? Register here
  • If you do not book a slot, you will be refused entry onsite.

If you need to visit a recycling centre at short notice all 11 other sites remain open as normal from 8am to 8pm and no booking is required.

Find out more 

Save thousands on central heating through £4.3m Warm Homes Hub

Warm Homes Hub

If the current Covid-19 crisis is having an impact on your household, the Warm Homes Hub can help. Over the next two years, eligible homeowners and tenants will be able to improve the warmth and comfort of their home and benefit from free services such as grid connection and first-time central heating. Find out how Warm Homes Hub can help you.

Visit the Warm Homes Hub

Notts commemorates 75th anniversary of VJ Day

VJ Day Celebrations

Last Saturday the Lord Lieutenant and County Council Chairman and other dignitaries from across the county and city commemorated the 75th anniversary of VJ Day with a wreath laying ceremony at Victoria embankment and a service at St Mary’s Church.

If you missed it, you can watch Notts TV’s broadcast online.

Learn about Nottinghamshire’s VJ Day history

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