Nottinghamshire County Council Covid-19 update

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Covid-19 update

Twice-weekly Covid-19 rapid testing

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Everyone without Covid-19 symptoms can get FREE rapid tests

Find out how to get free rapid lateral flow tests

One-third of people with coronavirus do not have symptoms but can still infect others. Rapid testing detects positive cases quickly which can help to break chains of transmission in our local communities. Anyone in Nottinghamshire who does not have symptoms can get regular rapid lateral flow tests to check for coronavirus.

Free rapid Covid-19 tests

If you have coronavirus symptoms

You need a different test called a PCR test if you have at least one of the three main coronavirus symptoms:

  • a high temperature
  • a new, continuous cough
  • you’ve lost your sense of smell or taste or it’s changed

You can book this test online or by calling 119.

Covid-19 testing

Calling over 45s

Covid-19 vaccination roll out

If you are 45 or over, you can now book your vaccine:

Via the local NHS system:

  • Book online
  • Call 0115 883 4640 (between 8am – 6pm Mon – Fri or 9am – 1pm Sat – Sun)

Or via the National Booking Service (to attend a national vaccination centre or pharmacy-led service):

  • Book online
  • Call 119 (free of charge, anytime between 7am and 11pm seven days a week)

Learn more

Ramadan should not stop Covid-19 vaccinations

Covid-19 vaccine and Ramadan

Two leading Muslim figures working in the NHS have joined other medical leaders and Islamic scholars in stressing that Ramadan should not stop anyone from getting the NHS Covid-19 vaccination.

Read more

Covid-19 vaccine – support for people with mental health issues

Covid-19 vaccine

If you have mental health issues and are worried about getting the Covid-19 vaccine, watch this video where Kevin James talks about his own experiences and the support he received.

Watch the video

New changes to restrictions in Step 2

We’ve moved on to the second step of the Government’s four-step plan out of lockdown where some sections of our indoor economy and more outdoor settings have reopened, including non-essential retail, personal care services and outdoor hospitality venues. See a summary of step 2 [PDF].

Full details on Step 2

Roadmap step 2

Changes to weddings and civil partnerships

Wedding services

From this week wedding and civil partnership ceremonies may continue to take place in licensed buildings that are permitted to open.

This applies to Worksop, Newark, Mansfield, West Bridgford and Arnot Hill Registration Offices. The permitted numbers attending the ceremony depends on the size of the room and also what is possible when adhering to the social distancing rules. It may be possible to have up to 15 people, including the bridal couple, but this does depend on the circumstances and could be less.

Please contact your venue to discuss how this will affect you.

Find out more

Libraries and archives re-opening across the county

Inspire libraries

Most Nottinghamshire County Libraries have now re-opened from Monday 12 April and Archives from Tuesday 13 April. 

Customers will be able to visit the library to browse, borrow, return and reserve, with advance booking required to use PCs, study space and to visit Nottinghamshire Archives to view archival documents.

Customers are advised to check opening hours before they visit as some libraries are unable to reopen at this time and times may be subject to change.

Visit the Inspire website

Coronavirus dashboard for Nottinghamshire

Coronavirus dashboard

Visit our website to view the latest Covid-19 figures in your local area.

The table to the right compares rates per 100,000 population from 3 – 9 April to the previous week.

See local rates

Stay safe outdoors


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