Nottinghamshire County Council COVID-19 Update

Covid-19 update | Volunteers required for vaccination programme | Community Hub | Community transport volunteers | Vaccine scams | Local coronavirus data | Vaccine survey

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COVID-19 update

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Vaccine volunteering

Volunteering opportunities to help run the vaccination centres across the county and city.

People are being urged to do their bit for Nottinghamshire by volunteering to help run local vaccination centres.

Council employee Paul Roberts offered his services as part of the initial call to action by the NHS. Paul volunteered for a six-hour session at the vaccination centre at Gamston Community Hall. Part of his role involved symptom checks, electronic temperature checks and booking people in using the electronic tablet.

Paul said: “The system worked well and people were generally in and out within half an hour, which includes the 15-minute post-vaccination-sit down. There were hardly any queues all afternoon and I think we completed nearly 500 vaccinations, with only three people not showing.

“I have since booked myself in for more shifts – nearer my home, at the Richard Herrod Centre in Carlton, for the next five Saturdays.”

Volunteers are needed to work six hours shifts between 8am and 8pm, any day of the week. If you’re interested in supporting the vaccination programme you can apply to volunteer on the Mansfield Community and Voluntary Service (CVS) website.

Do your bit for Nottinghamshire 


Support for people self-isolating through lockdown

Community Hub

We’re writing to all Clinically Extremely Vulnerable residents this week with details on what resources are available to them as they continue to self-isolate through lockdown.

Our Community Hub volunteers remain on hand to provide help to those who are staying at home.

Community Hub


Your community needs YOU!

Community transport

Community transport organisations across Nottinghamshire are looking for more volunteer drivers to help residents attend their COVID-19 vaccination appointments.

The schemes provide transport for people who have difficulty using public transport and those who have no other means of travel.

If you can spare a few hours per week to help your community, please contact your local community transport scheme directly.

People in the Newark area can now make use of our new bus service, between Newark Bus Station and the Covid-19 Vaccination Centre at Newark Showground. The service runs every 15 minutes during the day until early evening. For more details please visit our website.

Newark vaccination centre bus timetable


Be aware of vaccine scams

Scams

Criminals are using the COVID-19 vaccination programme to take advantage of the most vulnerable people in our communities.

When it is your turn to have the vaccine, the NHS will contact you by letter, and will never:

  • Ask for payment – the vaccine is free
  • Turn up at your home to offer the vaccine in exchange for payment
  • Ask you to send documents or provide bank details to prove your identity

Find out more on how to protect yourself and your family from scams by visiting our COVID-19 scams prevention page or if you need support and advice or wish to report a scam then you can contact the Citizens Advice Consumer Service on 0808 223 1133 or complete their online form.

Learn more on COVID-19 scams


Find out the COVID-19 rates in Nottinghamshire

Dashboard

The COVID-19 dashboard shows you the rates of coronavirus infection in each district of Nottinghamshire. The data is sourced from the Public Health England national dataset and is available for anyone to access. Please note, the data goes up to and includes 15 January.

View dashboard


Access our COVID-19 information from your smartphone!

My Notts App

We’re giving you the opportunity to access the key NCC services, support and information you need, quickly and efficiently on your smartphone.

Get immediate access to the most up to date COVID-19 information available through the MyNotts app. It’s available to download now for both iOS and Android devices.

MyNotts app


Complete short survey about COVID-19 vaccine

Covid vaccine

A local independent research company has created a survey to help understand how people truly feel about the COVID-19 vaccine. The short survey takes just 2-3 minutes to complete but the anonymous and confidential results will be invaluable.

Complete survey now


https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus

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