Nottinghamshire County Council Covid-19 Update

Latest Covid-19 news | New roadmap announced | Vaccine for carers | Community testing | Ensuring your business is Covid-secure

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Nottinghamshire residents urged to continue doing their bit following roadmap announcement

The Prime Minister has announced his roadmap out of lockdown over the next few months which includes a 4-step plan. From 8 March pupils and students in all schools and Further Education settings will be able to return to face-to-face education. We will continue working with and supporting schools and academies across the county on their return-to-school plans to allow more pupils to return from 8 March.

The roadmap will be guided by data, not dates, so that we do not risk a surge in infections that would put unsustainable pressure on the NHS.

Jonathan Gribbin, Director of Public Health for Nottinghamshire, said: The roadmap gives us all something to work towards and we can look forward to the summer with renewed confidence – and with fresh resolve for the work that remains to be done between now and then.

“This is important because rates are reducing across Nottinghamshire, but not as quickly as we need. The dominant variant is much more easily spread than what we were used to last year. The way to control it is the same but we need to work harder and more consistently to achieve the same level of suppression. This means that we must stick with the lockdown restrictions and the ‘hands, face, space’ rules. What people have been doing so far has secured some big reductions but I am urging everyone to continue with that.”

More on the Covid-19 response


Covid-19 vaccinations for carers

Carer Vaccine

You should be contacted about the vaccine soon if:

  • you are linked into the Carers’ Hub
  • are known to your GP as a carer
  • have had a carer’s assessment

If you’re not known as a carer, please contact the Carer’s Hub. The Carers Hub provides free, confidential and personalised information, advice and support for carers of all ages including telephone and online support.

Carers Hub


Visit your local community testing site – more open this week!

Community testing

Community asymptomatic testing helps to identify and isolate individuals who have Covid-19 but do not have symptoms and may inadvertently be spreading the virus.

Community testing is aimed at those people whose work means that they cannot work from home and need to leave home and travel to work regularly.

We currently have eight community testing sites across Nottinghamshire.

Find a site near you

Workforce testing for businesses

If a business is registered in England, employs 50 or more people and their employees cannot work from home, they can sign up for testing to be conducted at the workplace. Register on the Government website. If this is not suitable for your workforce, for example if there are fewer than 50 employees, you should use the community testing sites.

Find out more


Ensuring all businesses are Covid-19 secure

Covid-19 secure business

We are working with the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) to contact businesses across the county to check they have Covid-secure measures in place which will help tackle Covid-19 in the local area.

Government guidance is available on how to manage the risk of coronavirus in different business sectors.

It is a legal duty for businesses to protect their workers and others from harm and this includes taking reasonable steps to control the risk and protect people from coronavirus.

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Receive support through our Community Hub

Community Hub

Our customer service advisors have been busy contacting residents who have been newly added to the Government’s list of identified Clinically Extremely Vulnerable people.

If you have recently received a letter advising you that you are in this category and need support, please visit our Community Support Hub for more information.

Community Hub


Stay home after your vaccine

Stay home after vaccine

Have you had your Covid-19 vaccination? To protect yourself and your family, friends and colleagues you still need to:

Learn more


See the latest Covid-19 infection rates in your local area

Covid-19 dashboard

The Coronavirus Dashboard shows the rates of Covid-19 in each district of Nottinghamshire.

The latest data available is highlighted in the table to the right. It compares rates per 100,000 in each district 13 – 19 February to the previous week.

View the dashboard


https://www.gov.uk/guidance/national-lockdown-stay-at-home

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