In this newsletter:
- Vaccination updates
- Act like you’ve got it
- Nottinghamshire COVID-19 dashboard
- Furlough reminder for businesses
- Other news
- Support available
We’re calling all over 65s to book their Covid-19 vaccination.
Let’s get your parents, grandparents and loved ones protected – please share as far and wide as possible.
How to book your vaccination Book online: https://swiftqueue.co.uk/nottinghamc19vpatient.php Book by phone: 0115 883 4640
If you are over 70 or clinically extremely vulnerable you can also use the National Booking System to book your vaccine appointment, provided you are registered with a GP (so your records can be matched).
How to book your vaccination
Book online: www.nhs.uk/covid-vaccination
Book by phone: 119
Please use the website where possible. Phone lines are open between 7am and 11pm seven days a week. British Sign Language, text relay and interpreter services are available.
Act Like You’ve Got It
Thanks to your hard work by staying at home, washing your hands, wearing face coverings and keeping your distance, our Broxtowe infection rates are coming down, but we can’t stop now.
Around 1 in 3 people with COVID-19 don’t have any symptoms.
This means we must continue to reduce our social contact with each other by staying at home as much as possible.
Don’t run the risk of spreading the virus within our community, let’s continue to keep each other safe.
Latest COVID-19 Infection Rates for Nottinghamshire
Discover the latest Covid-19 rates per 100,000 in your local area. The Nottingham and Nottinghamshire coronavirus dashboard provides daily updates on the number of cases in each district using data sourced from the Public Health England national dataset. The report is based on daily data up to 5 February.
Furlough Reminder for Businesses
Businesses that have not yet claimed payments for staff furlough days in January 2021, must do so by 15th February 2021.
Please be aware that where businesses have started to log furlough claims, but did not complete the session in one go; it is advised these sessions are completed ASAP. This is because claim sessions made online must be completed within seven days of starting it.
The Arc Cinema on track to light up Beeston this summer
Long-term plans to boost Beeston town centre take another step forward with the formal handover of a completed cinema building to the firm which will open it later this year.
The Arc Cinema has now taken possession of the building which forms the entertainment centrepiece of a £50m redevelopment expected to bring more people and more growth to the town.
The project milestone means the eight-screen deluxe cinema is still on track to premiere to the public this summer 2021.
The Arc Cinema team has now taken over from the main contractor, Bowmer + Kirkland, and begin installation of eight digital laser projectors and screens, state-of-the-art immersive surround sound systems, luxury leather recliner seats, a cafe and bar.
The new development aims to significantly boost the town’s evening economy and create new jobs. It will create at least 150 new jobs, boost footfall and town centre regeneration.
Broxtowe Mayor Teams Up With Local Hotel To Provide Extra Food This Half-Term
Foodbanks in Broxtowe will receive a helping hand just in time for half term, thanks to a partnership between Broxtowe Borough Council and The Nottingham Belfry Hotel.
As part of the partnership, the Council and the hotel will work with Hope Nottingham and Eastwood Volunteer Bureau Foodbank to provide long-life milk, tinned potatoes, tinned meat, tuna, sardines, mackerels, tinned rice pudding, juice and cordials to foodbanks in the Borough so that families who are struggling can make sure that no children go hungry during the school holidays. Local sponsors who usually support the Charity Ball pledged their support for the initiative, generously donating over £2,000.
National Apprenticeship Week
This week has been National Apprenticeship Week and we’ve been sharing stories from our apprentices and former apprentices on why they chose this route and how it is helping to build for the future.
You can find all of our video on our Facebook and Twitter pages. We are also advertising for two new apprentices, you can find more about these roles on our jobs page.
Go Green Challenge
The Thresher family from Beeston are just one of more than 300 families who have signed up to our Go Green Challenge to reduce their waste and reuse and recycle more.
They said: “We have planned our meals this week and challenged ourselves to use the leftover jars in the cupboard. And put more of the healthy food into our bodies”
Three year old Leo added: “It’s important to protect our Earth. I have enjoyed helping my Mummy cook new recipes and learning the names of different foods.”
If you’re taking part with your family, we’d love to hear your experience and pictures.
There’s still time to sign up to by visiting www.broxtowe.gov.uk/gogreenchallenge
Half Term From
Launch of new HS2 Job Board
The new HS2 Jobs Board offers those looking for work or a change of career, the opportunity to search the very latest vacancies with HS2’s construction partners and station contractors delivering Phase One of the railway – this is first time that all the opportunities to work directly on HS2 will be available to search in one place.
The platform allows prospective candidates to search for vacancies by region, or by specialism, so they can quickly identify opportunities that match their criteria. Importantly, these jobs aren’t just for engineers and construction workers, they stretch from apprentice level up to senior management, covering a variety of disciplines.
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
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
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/
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.