In this newsletter:
- Statement from the Leader of the Council
- COVID-19 Updates
- Thank you Katie
- Better health
We can’t stop or relax our efforts now
As many of you will have seen in recent weeks, Broxtowe has seen an increase in the number of cases of COVID-19 and a mobile testing units were in the Borough this week.
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 continue to follow Government guidance in full:
- you must not meet with people from other households, socially in groups of more than 6. This will apply indoors and outdoors, including in private homes.
- keep 2 metres apart from anyone outside your household, or 1 metre with extra precautions such as a face covering.
- wear a face covering where required, unless you are exempt
- wash your hands frequently and using hand sanitiser
- provide 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
- stick to the guidelines on car sharing and public transport
- self-isolate immediately if symptoms appear and book a free test.”
We can’t stop or relax our efforts now; we need to keep going, more than ever.
Milan Radulovic MBE, Leader of the Council
The ‘Rule of 6’
The “Rule Of Six” came in on 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.
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.
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.
Social Distancing at 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.
Jewish High Holidays
From today, Jewish communities will be marking a series of religious festivals, starting with Rosh Hashana, known as the High Holy Days. MHCLG has been working with Jewish faith leaders to support the community to mark this period safely. A High Holidays checklist is available which sets out what is and isn’t permitted under the Rule of Six and other public health measures.
Travelling safely on public transport
Face coverings are mandatory if you travel on public transport, unless you are exempt. Please also ensure that you also keep a safe distance from other commuters when waiting for your bus, tram or train where possible. This should be two metres or one metre if you have a face covering. It is also advisable to carry hand sanitiser when travelling on public transport.
Thank You Katie
Katie Wright was nominated during our Thank You Week in August. She has just received a certificate of appreciation from our Mayor for her work fundraising for the NHS, and running online dance classes for local people. Here she is pictured with her certificate. Well done Katie and thank you for all you do for your community!
Your health matters. Better Health can help you improve your wellbeing by making healthier lifestyle choices.
You’ll find the tools and support you need to quit smoking, get active, and lose weight.
Improving your health can also help you reduce your risk of illness, including COVID-19.
There has never been a better time to kickstart your health.
The past few months have been hard on everyone, including our kids. But there are lots of things we can do to support ourselves and them at this time.
Better Health – Every Mind Matters will help you find what’s right for you – whether it’s talking about the challenges we’re facing or develop skills to cope with your emotions.
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.