Broxtowe Borough Council The Latest News and COVID-19 Updates

The latest news and COVID-19 updates

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9th July, 2021

In this newsletter:

  • Prime Minister’s statement on COVID-19
  • Let’s watch it safely ‘come home’ on Sunday
  • Have you had your COVID-19 vaccine yet?
  • Other News

Prime Minister’s statement on COVID-19

next step

On the 5th July the Prime Minister confirmed that a final decision on whether we will move to step four of the Government’s roadmap on 19 July will be made on 12 July following a review of the latest data.

The Prime Minister also confirmed the Government has published the COVID-19 Response: Summer 2021 Roadmap which contains the details of step four and how the Government will continue to manage the risk of serious illness from the spread of the virus.

The publication includes the next steps on face coverings and working from home, the re-opening of remaining businesses, test and trace, and the findings of the social distancing and certification reviews.


Let’s watch it ‘come home’ safely on Sunday

euros

After a long 55 year wait England are finally through to a football tournament final!

Times like these don’t come around often so it’s important that we celebrate but we need to remember to keep our celebrations in line with the Government guidelines and focus on keeping each other safe.

Make sure you are following these key rules to help stop the spread of COVID-19:

  • practice social distancing
  • checking into venues using the NHS app
  • wear a mask when moving around indoors
  • 6 people or two households indoors

Let’s all join together and wish England the best of luck for Sunday!

Guidance here


Have you had your COVID-19 vaccine yet?

vaccine

If you’re over 18 don’t delay in booking in for your COVID-19 vaccine.

You can book your appointment via the national booking system 

If you’ve had your first vaccination please remember to book your second appointment if not done so already.

Thank you to all of our residents who have booked their vaccination so far!

Find out more


Other News

The NHS celebrated it’s 73rd birthday!

nhs

On Monday 5th July, the NHS celebrated it’s 73rd birthday, and on the same day the Queen awarded the George Cross to the National Health Services of the UK.

It has been an extremely challenging year for the NHS and the country as a whole, but also a year of hope.

We would like to take the opportunity to celebrate the NHS achievements and thank the extraordinary NHS staff – who are there to guide, support and care for us, day in, day out.

Our Pasture Road consultation closes on Wednesday!

pasture road

As part of the Pride in Parks initiative we have some capital funding available and are working to submit a bid for additional grant funding to refurbish the play area on the Pasture Road Recreation Ground at Stapleford.

We have put together a survey as we would like your thoughts on this and possible further improvements to the park, including adult fitness.

The Pasture Road consultation closes on Wednesday 14th July at 5.00pm.

Take survey

Reel Outdoor Cinema coming soon…

outdoor cinema

From the 4th – 8th August there is an outdoor cinema coming to various locations within Broxtowe.

You will be able to see a range of shows including:

  • Dirty Dancing
  • Grease
  • Rocketman
  • Joker
  • Now You See Me

If you’re looking for something to do with your children during the summer holidays, we’ve got you covered with the mini reels kids outdoor cinema showing all the best films for your little ones:

  • Aladdin
  • Onward
  • Sonic the Hedgehog
  • Tom & Jerry – The Movie
  • Dr Doolittle

Find out more

Have you done our Art Trail yet? 

art trail

Don’t forget to head into Beeston and complete our art trail, which highlights the contribution of key workers to the community during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Ten images representing staff ranging from teachers and shop staff to NHS workers and carers are on display in various locations around the town.

Commissioned by Broxtowe Borough Council, the trail is part of a series of events to mark the redevelopment of the town centre and will serve as a lasting reminder of the dedication of key workers throughout the past 18 months.

Find out more


Support Available

Self-isolating

If you develop symptoms of COVID-19, stay at home and self-isolate immediately. If you have a positive test result but do not have symptoms, stay at home and self-isolate as soon as you receive the results. Your household needs to isolate too.

A new illustration by Public Health England explaining the self-isolation guidance is available to view and download: Stay at home illustration [PDF]

Learn more

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

Financial support

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

Mental health

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/

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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.


Share this

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.


Hands, face, space, fresh air

Find the latest guidance from the Government website.

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