Broxtowe Borough Council The Latest News and COVID-19 Updates

The latest news and COVID-19 updates

Broxtowe Borough Council sent this bulletin at 05-02-2021 03:55 PM GMT

View as a webpage5th February 2021In this newsletter:We must all keep sticking to the guidanceMythbustingAppointments available for Clinically Extremely Vulnerable people to receive COVID-19 vaccinationsVaccination queriesOther newsSupport availableWe Must All Keep Sticking To The GuidanceThis week we all heard the positive news that more than 10 million people have now received their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. Some much needed positive news after what seemed like the longest start to the year.As the vaccine roll out starts to ramp up, we must continue to stic to the Government guidance to help protect each other until we can all get the vaccine. You’re hard work is paying off, so please keep up the great work!Remember:Stay at home Only leave home to shop for essentials, if you cannot work from home or for daily exerciseWhen out shopping please wear your face coverings at all times, unless exemptRemember to social distance and keep 2 metres away from those that are not in your householdIf you get symptoms, self-isolate and get testedDon’t forget to keep washing your hands for 20 seconds with soap and waterFind out moreMythbustingI feel safe so don't have to wear a face coveringWearing a face covering is an act of kindness. It helps protect those around you and and their family and friends who may be more at risk.We understand that some of you may be exempt and that’s ok, but if you’re not, please make every effort to keep others safe in the same way they are trying to keep you safe.Appointments available for Clinically Extremely Vulnerable people to receive COVID-19 vaccinationsThe vaccine will save tens of thousands of peopleAnyone under the age of 70 classed as Clinically Extremely Vulnerable (CEV) across Nottingham and Nottinghamshire has been sent a letter inviting them to book their COVID-19 vaccination appointment. Anyone in this category must bring their invitation letter or shielding letter to their appointment as proof they are eligible for vaccination.  Under 16s, including children classed as clinically extremely vulnerable, are not currently advised to have a COVID-19 vaccination.Find out moreVaccination QueriesVaccination queries you can contact Nottinghamshire County Council with questions about the COVID-19 vaccination programmeHave you got a question about the coronavirus vaccination programme?Nottinghamshire County Council are supporting the NHS to deal with the ‘non clinical’ vaccination questions from the public across the county and city.You can contact them by emailing enquiries@nottscc.gov.uk or calling 0300 500 8080.Please note that you cannot use these contact details to book a vaccination appointment.Other NewsNew Dementia Friendly Homes Completed In BeestonDementia bungalow kitchen areaTwo new dementia friendly bungalows have been completed on site of the former Beeston Market, ready for new occupants to move in shortly.The new occupants have said, “We are so looking forward to moving into the new bungalow, it will make such a difference to us and enable my husband to gain back some of his independence. We are especially looking forward to being able to get out into our new garden and tend to our new flower beds and enjoy this with the grandchildren – everything will change for us and improve our quality of life enormously”Find out moreBiodiversity work provides a boost for butterflies in BroxtoweGardeners planting new treesAs part of the winter tree planting programme, the gardeners at Broxtowe Borough Council have been busy planting trees along an old hedgerow at Leyton Crescent Recreation Ground in Beeston. The trees include Oak, Field Maple, and of particular importance, a number of disease resistant Elms.Find out moreChildren's Mental Health WeekChildren’s Mental Health WeekThe 1st February marked the start of Children’s Mental Health Week, with the theme being Express Yourself.The pandemic has had a huge impact on children’s mental health and the return to home schooling can cause extra stress for both children and parents.You can still get involved by accessing free resources online and learn how you and your children can express yourself together.Find out moreTime to Talk DayTime to Talk DayTime to Talk day took place earlier this week on the 4th February but it’s something that we can still apply throughout the year.A small conversation about mental health has the power to make a big difference.We know that the more conversations we have, the more myths we can bust and barriers we can break down, helping to end the isolation, shame and worthlessness that too many of us with mental health problems are made to feel.Time to Talk Day is the day that we get the nation talking about mental health – together we can end mental health stigma.Find out moreIt’s not too late to sign up to our Go Green Challenge!Go Green Challenge Sign Up NowMore than 200 residents have started on their 6 week challenge with our Go Green Challenge and it’s not too late for you to sign up!You will receive weekly emails, with facts and ideas, which can help you and your household be more green in 2021 and beyond.Residents can sign up by visiting: www.broxtowe.gov.uk/gogreenchallenge Support AvailableSupport to get essential suppliesIf 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 80Financial supportIn 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 7777Mental healthThe 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 servicesIf 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/Staying up to dateThe easiest way to stay up to date is by checking our dedicated Coronavirus webpages. They contain useful information on:Affected Council ServicesSupport for BusinessesSupport for IndividualsSupport within the CommunityWe also share daily updates on our social media accounts and will be sending you this email bulletin every Friday.Share thisPlease 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 safeFind the latest guidance from the Government website.

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