Nottinghamshire County Counci Covid-19 Update

Covid-19 update | Letter of thanks for Helmsley Road | Vaccine open to over 30s | Vaccine effective against new variants | A message from Jonathan Gribbin | Travel safely | How to take a rapid test yourself | Coronavirus Dashboard

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Helmsley Road

Letter of thanks for Helmsley Road

Our team at Helmsley Road Short Breaks service have received an emotional letter of thanks from a local man for the care and support they have provided to his younger brother Michael.

Michael, who has Down’s Syndrome, had been cared for by his older brother Vic and his wife Sonja Knight for 11 and a half years, but following a diagnosis of dementia and progression of the illness, an emergency stay was initially found at Helmsley Road Short Breaks Unit in Rainworth in November 2020.

During the pandemic, the Council adapted the way it provided services and Helmsley Road changed from offering short breaks to also becoming a medium stay unit. Michael remained at Helmsley Road until earlier this month and has now moved into new accommodation more suitable for his needs as his condition progresses.

“Quite simply, Sonja and I have been overwhelmed at the care and consideration Michael has received at Helmsley Road throughout his six months there. We cannot thank everybody enough for this.”

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Vaccine bookings are open to over 30s

Vaccine bookings are open to over 30s

If you’re aged 30 or over, or if you turn 30 before 1 July 2021, you can now book your Covid-19 vaccine online or by calling 119.

Book online


Vaccines are effective against new variants

Second Dose

The Pfizer and AstraZeneca vaccines give a high level of protection against the Covid-19 variant first identified in India, according to a Public Health England study. The Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine was 88% effective and AstraZeneca vaccine was 60% effective against symptomatic disease after two doses. Both vaccines were 33% effective against symptomatic disease after the first dose.

Please don’t delay. Book your vaccine appointment online or by calling 119 as soon as you are invited.

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Video message Jonathan Gribbin

Jonathan Gribbin, Director of Public Health for Nottinghamshire

In Step 3 of the Roadmap, indoor entertainment and attractions such as cinemas, museums and bowling alleys can reopen along with indoor hospitality venues including restaurants, bars and cafes.

As you visit your favourite places in Nottinghamshire again, make sure you follow the Covid-secure measures in place at the venue to keep yourself and others safe.

Hear from Jonathan Gribbin, Director of Public Health for Nottinghamshire in his recent video message about staying cautious as we get back to doing the things we’ve missed.

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Plan ahead and travel safely

Safer travel guidance

If you’re going to travel over the bank holiday weekend, plan ahead and travel safely. This means you should:

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How to take a rapid Covid-19 test at home

Dr Amir Khan

Regular twice-weekly rapid Covid-19 tests can help to identify positive cases and break the chain of transmission. Everyone in Nottinghamshire is encouraged to take these rapid tests twice a week if they don’t have any symptoms.

There are many ways to access these tests (also known as lateral flow tests) in Nottinghamshire with options to take the test yourself with a home test kit.

If you need some guidance on how to test yourself at home, watch Dr Amir Khan’s video as he goes through the steps for using a self-test and how to read your result and report it to the NHS.

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Enjoy the Bank Holiday safely

Bank holiday

If you’re meeting friends and family over the bank holiday weekend remember you can meet a group of up to six people or one other household indoors. Open a window to let plenty of fresh air into the room.

If you plan to meet others outside, this can be with up to thirty people. Social distancing is still in place and you should stay 2 metres apart from anyone who is not in your household or support bubble where possible, or 1 metre with extra precautions in place (such as wearing face coverings) if you cannot stay 2 metres apart.

National guidance


Weekly update on Covid-19 rates in Nottinghamshire

Coronavirus dashboard

Stay up to date with the latest Covid-19 figures with the Coronavirus Dashboard for Nottinghamshire. The dashboard provides daily updates on the number of cases in each district using data sourced from Public Health England.

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Let's take the next step safely

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