Nottinghamshire County Council Covid-19 Update

Covid-19 Update | England’s top midwife urges pregnant women to get vaccine | Grab a jab in Notts | Testing in the workplace | Public Health careers | Travel update | Coronavirus dashboard

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Pregnancy fact check

England’s top midwife is urging expectant mums to get the Covid-19 vaccine

New NHS data shows the overwhelming majority of pregnant women hospitalised with the virus have not had a jab. NHS England has also found that no pregnant women with both doses of the vaccine had been admitted to hospital.

Since May, just three women had been admitted after having their first vaccine. In contrast, almost all (98%) pregnant women admitted to hospital with Covid-19 had not been jabbed.

Jacqueline Dunkley-Bent, Chief Midwifery Officer for England, said: “Vaccines save lives, and this is another stark reminder that the Covid-19 jab can keep you, your baby and your loved ones, safe and out of hospital.

“Thanks to the planning, skill and dedication of hard-working staff the NHS Covid-19 vaccination programme is the biggest in health service history and the most precise in Europe. But we need everyone to come forward and take up the evergreen offer of a jab which is why I am calling on pregnant women to take action to protect themselves and their babies and on my fellow midwives to ensure they have the information they need to do so.”

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Find a walk-in Covid-19 vaccination site in Nottinghamshire

Grab a jab

Covid-19 hasn’t gone away and is still circulating within our communities, and the vaccine can help protect you from getting seriously ill from the virus.

All vaccination sites across Nottingham and Nottinghamshire are offering walk-in appointments for first and second doses. If you have any worries GPs and clinicians are available at each site to help you and answer any questions you might have.

The current national guidance on dosing intervals for second doses states that they must be given at least eight weeks (56 days) apart. Therefore, having your second dose at least eight weeks after the first will provide you with the best possible protection from the Delta variant.

Do you prefer to book an appointment? You can book your appointment online or call 119

Where to get your vaccine


Boots Victoria Centre, Nottingham is offering walk-in Covid-19 vaccinations

Grab a jab at Boots in Nottingham

Do you have friends and family who live or work in the city? Are they eligible for the vaccine? Let them know they can grab a jab tomorrow at Boots Victoria Centre between 10.30am and 6.30pm. First and second doses are available, and they don’t need to book to attend.


Testing in the workplace

Testing in the workplace - tradesman

Testing remains an essential part of stopping the spread of Covid-19. Regularly twice weekly testing helps to keep your colleagues, friends and family safe. Even if you have had both doses of the vaccine you should still continue to test regularly.

Getting tests for workplaces:

  • businesses can buy their own tests and set up their own workplace testing
  • pay an approved provider to provide tests or run a test site for them
  • if businesses cannot provide testing, they can ask their employees to get a rapid lateral flow test at home or at a test site.

Get Tests


Public health vacancies – apply by Wednesday 11 August!

Join the Public Health team!

There is less than one week left to apply for the following roles within our Covid-19 Response Service:

  • Senior Public Health & Commissioning Manager
  • Public Health & Commissioning Manager
  • Senior Covid 19 Response Manager
  • Covid 19 Response Manager
  • Senior Public Health Intelligence Analyst
  • Public Health Intelligence Analyst
  • Covid 19 Outbreak Investigator

If you know anyone looking for a new opportunity and interested in applying, please encourage them to visit our dedicated Public Health careers page to learn more. Applications close at 23:55 on Wednesday 11 August!

Apply now!


Amber list rules for entering England

Travel

Fully UK vaccinated and people under the age of 18 – amber rules

You do not need to quarantine or take a day 8 test after you arrive in England if you are either:

  • fully vaccinated in the UK or under the UK vaccine programme overseas
  • under 18 on the day you arrive in England and resident in the UK or in a country with a vaccination programme approved by the UK
  • part of a UK-approved vaccine trial

You must have had your final dose of the vaccine at least 14 whole days before the date you arrive in England. You still need to book and take a day 2 test. Remember to check all the rules before you travel.

Travel advice


Find out the latest Covid-19 rates in your area

The Coronavirus Dashboard for Nottingham and Nottinghamshire sources data the Public Health England national dataset.

Recent data shows Nottinghamshire had a rate of 361.7 per 100,000 population in the seven days from 24 – 30 July.

Dashboard

Coronavirus dashboard

Let's get back safely

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