New Restrictions in place in Broxtowe – effective from 14th October
From tomorrow (14th October) new restrictions will be in place for Broxtowe, as well all areas withinNottinghamshire County and Nottingham City.
This follows the Government’s announcement of a new three tier system for COVID-19 restrictions.
Nottinghamshire has been placed within tier two and is on a ‘high’ alert level.
Tier two restrictions are:
- People must not meet with anybody outside their household or support bubble in any indoor setting, whether at home or in a public place.
- People must not meet in a group of more than six outside, including in a garden or other space.
- People should aim to reduce the number of journeys they make where possible. If they need to travel, they should walk or cycle where possible, or to plan ahead and avoid busy times and routes on public transport.
If you are considered to be extremely vulnerable, view the guidance on shielding in a high alert level area.
These restrictions will be reviewed by the Government regularly.
Hands, face, space
As well as following the new restrictions above, please also:
Remember: Hands, face, space
Self-isolate if you have symptoms
Self-isolate and get a free test if you have any of these symptoms:
Businesses and venues can continue to operate, in a COVID-Secure manner, other than those which remain closed in law.
Certain businesses selling food or drink on their premises are required to close between 10pm and 5am. Businesses and venues selling food for consumption off the premises, can continue to do so after 10pm as long as this is through delivery service, click-and-collect or drive-thru.
Schools, universities and places of worship remain open.
Weddings and funerals can go ahead with restrictions on the number of attendees.
Exercise classes and organised sport can continue to take place outdoors. These will only be permitted indoors if it is possible for people to avoid mixing with people they do not live with (or share a support bubble with).
People can continue to travel to venues or amenities which are open, for work or to access education, but should look to reduce the number of journeys they make where possible.
Why have these measures been put in place?
This comes as the numbers across the city and county continue to escalate. Numbers in the city are currently at more than 900 cases per 100,000 and the county ranges between 90 and 290 per 100,000. This is based on the rate in the seven days up to 8th October.
The new restrictions are designed to curb this trajectory to save lives, protect the most vulnerable, reduce pressure on the NHS, and keep schools and businesses open as much as possible.
Download the app
The app allows you to:
- Report your symptoms
- Check-in at venues
- Book a coronavirus test
- Check your local area risk level
- Get alerted if you’ve been near other users who have tested positive for coronavirus
- Keep track of your self-isolation countdown and access relevant advice
- Help the NHS to trace those infected
- Protect yourself and loved ones
There will be lots of speculation and rumour so it’s important to be aware of false information:
- Consider the source – where did you receive the information from?
- Cross check – are other reliable platforms sharing the same information?
Follow accurate advice, from accurate sources:
Looking after your wellbeing
Working from home, worrying about the impact of the pandemic on you and your loved ones, and not being able to enjoy all of the activities you would normally be involved in, can all have an impact on your health.
It is important to remember to look after yourself so some useful resources are available on our Wellbeing page.
This includes advice on looking after your mental health, physical health, reducing your risk of getting illnesses including COVID-19 and supporting your children, family and friends with their health.
Mental health helpline
The Nottinghamshire Mental Health Helpline is available 9am -11pm, seven days a week, for anyone who needs emotional support or information about what help is available locally for people struggling with their mental health. Professionals are also welcome to call the helpline for advice on working with patients with mental health issues.
Mental health crisis helpline
Nottinghamshire Healthcare Foundation Trust has launched a new mental health helpline for local people in crisis.
The helpline number is 0300 303 0165 and is available to anyone in mental health crisis at anytime, anywhere across Nottingham and Nottinghamshire.
Available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, it’s the number to call if you are experiencing a mental health crisis and need immediate help. It’s open to people of all ages who need urgent mental health support.
You can find links to further Mental Health Support Organisations on our Mental Health webpage.
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.