Nottinghamshire County Council Covid-19 Update

Covid-19 update | Vaccination programme | Community testing | Parking permits for key workers

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Covid-19 update

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Vaccination update

All the local vaccination centres are now open in Nottinghamshire and booking letters are being sent out to over 70s from today. Please wait for your NHS letter before taking any action. If you receive a letter from the national booking service, you can choose to wait for a local appointment letter if this is more convenient. The graphic above explains more.

Nearly all older people’s care homes have now received the vaccine and the few that haven’t have been due to clinical reasons.

If you have already been vaccinated, it is still important to follow the guidance in your local area to protect those around you as we do not yet know whether the vaccine will stop people from catching and passing on the virus. You can read more about what to expect after your vaccine.

All personal assistants (PAs) who provide care and support will be entitled to the vaccine. We are currently setting up a process with the NHS to make the vaccine available for PAs and are working with our Customer Service Centre on a system for booking vaccination appointments. We will make contact with all PAs and direct payment recipients in a staged process when they are able to book appointments.

Find more information on the vaccination programmes


Concessionary travel to vaccination centres time extension

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Concessionary travel pass holders can now use their pass before 9.30am for free travel to vaccine appointments. Just present your appointment letter with your card when boarding. We would however strongly recommend that appointments are made later to avoid busy times.

This applies to all buses and trams in Nottinghamshire, including Nottingham City, for anyone making an essential journey to get their vaccine. Please remember to wear a face covering when on public transport, unless you are exempt.

Read more about concessionary travel


Community (Asymptomatic) Testing

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We know that up to a third of people who test positive for coronavirus have no symptoms and can therefore spread the virus without knowing.  This means that testing asymptomatic people is important in helping to identify more people who may have the virus, and supporting them with self-isolation to stop the spread of the Covid-19 through our communities.

The focus  is on testing people who cannot work from home – including those doing essential voluntary work – and who are unable to access asymptomatic testing through other routes, particularly those who are critical to supporting communities, responding to the pandemic or at higher risk of infection and transmission.

In the county, community testing has started in two areas of Mansfield and will begin in the Worksop area of Bassetlaw next week. Community testing is likely to be extended to other areas across Nottinghamshire in due course.

Find out more about community testing


Parking permits for NHS and care workers

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In April last year, the Council launched a scheme to encourage all NHS and Key Workers to apply for a permit that exempts their vehicles from enforcement whilst they are undertaking Covid response work.

Learn more and apply for a key worker permit


Find out the COVID-19 rates in Nottinghamshire

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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 the Covid-19 dashboard


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