In this newsletter:
- Statement from the Leader of the Council
- COVID-19 Updates
- Other News
Statement from the Leader of the Council
Leader of Broxtowe Borough Council, Councillor Milan Radulovic says, ”As many of our residents over the last week will have seen, Broxtowe has seen an increase in the number of cases of COVID-19. You are receiving this email as we are sending our bulletin to all our subscribers to make sure we keep as many residents up to date as possible.
Thank you to all of our residents and businesses for what they have done so far to help control the virus. It is incredibly important that we all continue to take heed of the guidance – we need everyone in Broxtowe to do their bit to protect themselves and others and help us beat COVID-19 together.
This means that we must all follow Government guidance in full by:
- only socialising in any indoor setting with one other household at any one time and, even then, observing social distancing. From 14 Sept this will only be allowed in groups of up to six people, with some exemptions.
- only meeting in a group of up to six people from different households in any outdoor setting
- wearing a face covering where required, unless you are exempt
- washing your hands frequently
- providing full and accurate details of everyone in your group when visiting a café, pub or restaurant as part of the NHS Test and Trace service
- sticking to the guidelines around car sharing
- self-isolating immediately if symptoms appear and booking a free test.”
Social Distancing at The School Gates
We know that lots of our residents have been excited to get back to school and see familiar faces and catch up on the months missed, but please respect social distancing when doing the school run.
Keep 2 metres apart from anyone outside your household, or 1 metre with extra precautions such as a face covering.
Let’s not undo all the hard work over the last few months and let’s keep Broxtowe safe from the virus.
If you’re out and about in Broxtowe this weekend, meeting up with friends or family, remember that it’s still important to socially distance from others to protect yourself and your loved ones, whether your inside or out.
Keep 2 metres from others and when you can’t stay as far apart as you’d like, make sure you have your face covering in your bag or car to make sure you’re prepared.
The ‘Rule of 6’
The “rule of 6” comes into play from Monday 14 September. That means when meeting with people you don’t live with you can only socialise in groups of up to 6 in ANY setting, indoors or outdoors, at home or in the pub.
However, although this doesn’t come in to effect until Monday, please be sensible when socialising this weekend, we all need to work together to bring our numbers down, to protect you and your loved ones.
There are some exceptions to the rule, so please check government guidance to keep updated.
Arriving back from holiday?
If you’re returning from a holiday abroad, please remember to follow guidance. We’ve seen a few cases where people have come home from holiday recently and have unknowingly spread the virus to other people.
By playing your part you can help control the virus.
Council urges landlords to contact them before evicting tenants
Broxtowe Borough Council is urging landlords and tenants to contact them if they are having problems with rent payments.
Councils across Nottinghamshire are working together to promote the Call B4 you Serve service, as concerns grow that there will be a spike in evictions as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Call B4 you Serve is an independent service funded across Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire by Central Government and provides an impartial service to both landlords and tenants to prevent evictions whereever possible.
Staying up to date
The easiest way to stay up to date is by checking our dedicated Coronavirus webpages.
They contain useful information on:
We also share daily updates on our social media accounts and will be sending you this email bulletin every Friday.
Please share the information in this email bulletin with friends, family, neighbours and colleagues to help us pass on these important messages, particularly if they’re not online.
Please also encourage anyone who isn’t already subscribed to this Email Me Service to sign up at www.broxtowe.gov.uk/emailme so they can receive these updates.
Find the latest guidance from the Government website.