The latest news and COVID-19 updates

The latest news and COVID-19 updates

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20th August, 2021

In this newsletter:

  • Still not vaccinated? Grab A Jab this weekend
  • Don’t forget self isolation rules have changed
  • Let’s all celebrate Nottinghamshire Day
  • Other News

Still not vaccinated? Grab A Jab this weekend

walk in

If you are 18 or over and have not yet received your COVID-19 vaccinations, pop along to one of the Nottinghamshire’s walk-in clinics. 

The first walk-in slot is thirty minutes after the site opens and the last walk-in slot is thirty minutes before the site closes.

If you know someone who is aged 16 or 17 and wanting to receive their COVID-19 vaccine, vaccines are available at

The first walk-in slot is thirty minutes after the site opens and the If you know someone who is 16 or 17 and wanting to receive their COVID-19 vaccine this is available at selected sites.


Don’t forget self isolation rules have changed

changed rules

On Monday 16th August the rules on self-isolated changed.

Those who come into close contact of positive COVID-19 cases will no longer need to self-isolate if they are either:

  • Double jabbed
  • Under 18 

Instead you should take a free PCR test- book online, call 119 or visit a test site.

Anyone who tests positive following the PCR test will still be legally required to self-isolate, irrespective of their vaccination status or age in order to break onward chains of transmission.

Meanwhile anyone who develops COVID-19 symptoms should self-isolate and get a PCR test, and remain in isolation until the result comes back.

Find out more


Let’s all celebrate Nottinghamshire Day

Notts day

Nottinghamshire Day is taking place on the 25th August and the day aims to celebrate everything that is great and good about Nottinghamshire and its people, whether it’s the county’s fascinating heritage and world-famous legends, well-loved tourism sites, market towns and nightlife or the top-class sports grounds and teams.

Broxtowe Borough Council will be helping to support County Day starting with a Flag Raising by The Mayor of Broxtowe.

If you can please help support Nottinghamshire day by:

Find out more


Other News

A new defibrillator has been installed in Beeston

deffib

A life-saving defibrillator has been installed on Central Avenue in Beeston with the help of local Councillors Steve and Barbara Carr, in partnership with the Community Heartbeat Trust (CHT).

Councillors Steve and Barbara have already set up, and helped maintain, another piece of equipment on the other side of the A52 within the Beeston North ward. However, it was recognised that the Beeston Fields Estate, is a densely populated area and was also in need of a defibrillator.

Read more

Take part in our Broxtowe Community and Voluntary Sector Survey 

megaphone

We have launched our Broxtowe Community and Voluntary Sector Survey. Our Broxtowe Community and Voluntary Sector (CVS) Task and Finish Group have been tasked with writing a CVS strategy for Broxtowe.

To help shape and inform the strategy we want as much input as possible from groups across the Borough, so that we can find out how we can continue to best support these groups within our community.

If you are part of a Community or Voluntary organisation you can complete our online survey.

The survey is open until Sunday 5th September.

Take survey  

Don’t forget to confirm if your child is staying in full-time education

HMRC

HMRC is reminding parents and carers that they have until 31 August 2021, to confirm whether their teenagers are staying in full-time education or training beyond the age of 16.

HMRC has sent reminder letters to families receiving Child Benefit for their child in the last year of school or home education. If your child is staying in education beyond age 16, parents or carers must notify HMRC by the end of August, or their Child Benefit will be stopped.

It is quick and easy to update Child Benefit records via GOV.UK. Alternatively, parents or carers can return the 297b form sent to them by HMRC.


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.

An 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/


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.


Lets keep life moving

Find the latest guidance from the Government website.

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