Broxtowe Borough Council – The Latest News and COVID-19 Updates 1 November 2020

The latest news and COVID-19 updates

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1st November 2020

National COVID-19 Restrictions from 5th November


National COVID-19 restrictions

On 31st October, the Prime Minister announced that a national lockdown would take place from Thursday 5th November until Wednesday 2nd December.

Until Thursday 5th November, Broxtowe and the rest of Nottinghamshire remains in Tier Three (Very High Alert) and you should continue to follow the national and local restrictions for Tier 3.

Nottinghamshire Tier 3 Restrictions (until Thursday 5th November)

National lockdown restrictions (from Thursday 5th November)


Hands, Face, Space

Hands, face, space

As well as following the new restrictions above, please also:

Remember: Hands, Face, Space

  • Wash your hands regularly and for 20 seconds
  • Wear a face covering in indoor settings where social distancing may be difficult, and where you will come into contact with people you do not normally meet.
  • Stay 2 metres apart from people you do not live with where possible, or 1 metre with extra precautions in place (such as wearing a face covering, or increasing ventilation indoors).

Support Available

Support to get essential supplies

If you are vulnerable and need help to get food, medicine or community support, please get in touch with the Nottinghamshire Community Support Hub www.nottinghamshire.gov.uk/coronaviruscommunityhub or call 0300 500 80 80

Financial support

In some circumstances, if you are required by law to self-isolate, you may be supported by a payment of £500, payable from Broxtowe Borough Council. Find out more about this scheme and other financial support at www.broxtowe.gov.uk/testandtracepayment or call 0115 917 7777

Mental health

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. Useful resources to support you, your family and friends can be found at www.broxtowe.gov.uk/wellbeing or call the Nottinghamshire Mental Health Helpline between 9.00am and 1.00pm, seven days a week on 0300 555 0730

Accessing NHS services

If you have symptoms or a health concern you are worried about, please contact your GP practice. GP practices are still open and here for you. When you call your practice, you may be offered a consultation online or over the phone. If they feel they need to see you in person, they will invite you in for a face to face appointment. Read more for guidance at https://nottsccg.nhs.uk/covid-19/gp-appointment-guidance/

Support for businesses

Things are really tough for our local businesses right now so they need our support more than ever. Research shows that £10 spent with a local independent shop means up to £50 goes back into the local economy so please shop locally whenever you can.

Officers are working to understand what the new national restrictions mean for financial support packages and we will provide an update as soon as we are able to.

We also have COVID-19 Information Officers and Marshals out and about in the Borough and able to speak to businesses one to one.


Fake news

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:

A new hotline has been launched to stop fraudsters illegally targeting COVID stimulus schemes. Call the COVID Fraud Hotline (0800 587 5030) anonymously and free of charge to report suspected fraudulent activity.



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.


Share this

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.


Let's beat this together Broxtowe - follow all safety advice to keep us all safe

Find the latest guidance from the Government website.


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