In this newsletter:
- Calling all 16 and 17 year olds to receive the COVID-19 vaccination
- Isolation rules are changing
- Take a test even with mild symptoms of COVID-19
- Grab A Jab and win tickets to the Royal London Cup Final
- Other News
Calling all 16 and 17 year olds to receive the COVID-19 vaccination
From today, 16 and 17 year olds are now eligible to receive their COVID-19 vaccination.
The vaccination is available at selected sites:
- Forest Recreation Ground
- Mansfield Vaccination Centre
- King’s Mill Hospital
- Queens Medical Centre
You can walk into any of the vaccination sites without needing to book an appointment.
Make sure you check the opening times before turning up.
The Pfizer vaccination will be offered.
Isolation rules are changing
From Monday 16th August, people who are double jabbed or aged under 18 will no longer be legally required to self-isolate if they are identified as a close contact of a positive COVID-19 case.
Instead, those who are identified as close contacts by NHS Test and Trace will be advised to take a PCR test as soon as possible to check if they have the virus and for variants of concern.
People can order a PCR home test online or by calling 119, or going to a test site.
Take a test even with mild symptoms of COVD-19
COVID-19 is still with us, so even if you have mild symptoms please stay at home and take a test.
If you have any symptoms of COVID-19 then make sure to check the NHS website to see if your symptoms match.
You can order a test or call 119.
Grab A Jab and win tickets to the Royal London Cup Final
You could be in with a chance to win tickets to watch cricket at Trent Bridge by grabbing a jab between Monday 9th and Sunday 15th August.
Anyone who has their first vaccination at one the Nottingham and Nottinghamshire sites as a walk-in or pre-booked appointment, are eligible to enter the draw. Find sites here.
You could win tickets to see the Royal London Cup Final on Thursday 19th August 2021 at 13:00 at Trent Bridge.
You will need to provide proof of your vaccination.
Take part in The Big Notts Survey
Nottinghamshire County Council have launched The Big Notts Survey.
The survey is designed to help understand what priorities and concerns our residents have as we recover from the pandemic and look to the future.
The survey is open until the 19th September and the results will help inform the County Council’s Plan for the next 4 years and outline the 10 year vision and aspirations for our county.
They’re looking for honest feedback from as many residents as possible.
- What matters to you and your family most
- What you’d like your local area to look like in 10 years’ time
- What would make Nottinghamshire a better place to live and work
Places still available for The Holiday Activities and Food (HAF) Programme
There are two weeks left of the HAF programme and spaces are still available.
The HAF programme offers free activities to children and young people in Nottinghamshire, as well as free healthy meals, and information about nutrition.
Children and young people aged 5-16 who are eligible for benefits-related free school meals are also eligible for a free place on the Holiday Activities and Food programme.
You can find a range of activities such as:
- Football – Eastwood CFC Summer Sports Activity Camp
- Transform Training – Music and arts workshops, creative art and life skills and street dance sessions
- Premier Education – Archery, dodgeball, basketball, athletic and cricket
- Motorised Lego Model Building and Clay Creations –
Chilwell Olympia have been given access to run their own programme this summers with kits supplied by Clay Creators and Bricks 4 Kidz.
Citizen Advice want to hear from you!
Citizen’s Advice have created a survey to understand how people who live within Broxtowe are going to be affected by the loss of £20 a week in their Universal Credit payments.
If you are worried that you are going to struggle, please don’t wait until October, contact Citizens Advice Broxtowe as soon as you can.
Want to be more green? Sign up to our Go Green Challenge today!
The Go Green Challenge is a perfect activity to help educate your children on the importance of being more green and sustainable.
Through the Go Green Challenge, you will learn what household items cause problems for our planet, how you can reduce your use of the worst offenders and it will give you plenty of ideas for reusing some of them.
If you are already participating in the Go Green Challenge don’t forget to share your updates with us! Tag us into your social media posts use @broxtowebc on Twitter, @BroxtoweBoroughCouncil on Facebook or use #GoGreenBroxtowe in your post.
Fancy a trip to a market? Our town centre markets are here every week
Within Broxtowe we have two weekly markets:
- Beeston Market – The Square, Monday & Wednesday, 8.00am – 3.00pm
- Stapleford Market – Walter Park Memorial Square, Thursday, 8.00am – 2.00pm
At the markets you can find a range of stalls from:
- Fresh fruit and veg
- Beeston Brownies
- Fresh meat
- Sweets and treats
- Women’s clothing
Head on down and grab a sweet treat whilst supporting our local traders.
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.
An illustration by Public Health England explaining the self-isolation guidance is available to view and download: Stay at home illustration [PDF]
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
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
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/
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.
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.
Find the latest guidance from the Government website.