In this newsletter:
- It’s back to school time
- Grab A Jab this Bank Holiday
- Bank Holiday Bin Collections
- Other News
It’s back to school time
Pupils all over the country are beginning to return to schools and colleges after their summer breaks.
There are three key changes:
1. Mixing and ‘bubbles’: Keeping pupils or students in a year group or classroom bubbles to reduce mixing is no longer a requirement.
2. Tracing close contacts: Close contacts will now be identified via NHS Test and Trace.
3. Face coverings: Face coverings are no longer advised for pupils, staff and visitors either in classrooms or in communal areas.
Due to COVID-19 cases remaining high across Nottinghamshire it’s important to continue taking regular rapid tests which will help you to identify infections early and stop the spread.
In a press release issued, the Government has said secondary schools and colleges are offering two tests on-site at the start of term, followed by continued regular testing at home.
Grab A Jab this Bank Holiday
If you’ve not received your Covid-19 vaccination you can do it this Bank Holiday weekend at the walk-in clinics.
If you are 16 or 17 years old make sure you check the age restrictions before attending.
If you are 18+ you can also book your vaccine appointment by calling 119 or book online.
Bank Holiday Bin Collections
Don’t forget your bin collection days will change next week due to the Bank Holiday. Bins will have been collected as on Friday 27th August, but all other collections on Monday will be collected on Tuesday.
Our customer service centre and council offices will be closed Bank Holiday Monday 30th August and reopen Tuesday 31st August.
Art trail certificates on offer to children in Beeston
Children who visit Beeston’s new art trail this summer can receive a special certificate for finding all of the pictures.
A series of steel etchings depicting key workers from the town was unveiled in June in tribute to their efforts during the Covid-19 pandemic.
Now, families who visit all ten plaques, which are in various locations around the town centre, can pick up a Mayor’s Certificate from Beeston Library when they complete the trail.
You can find a map featuring the location of all 10 artworks here.
The library is open from 9.30am to 4.30pm Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, 1pm to 5pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays, and 9.30am to 4.30pm on Saturdays. It is not open on Sundays or Bank Holiday Monday.
The Mayor of Broxtowe Raised The Flag To Mark The First Ever Nottinghamshire Day
Wednesday 25th September was the first ever Nottinghamshire day, a day in which residents and organisations were encouraged to celebrate all that is good in our amazing county.
The Mayor of Broxtowe, along with the Mayor’s Escort raised the Nottinghamshire flag and shared some words to mark the day.
”I am delighted to be here today to raise the Nottinghamshire flag for the very first time to mark 25th August as our County Day. What a fantastic and historic moment this is, and most exciting!”
Nottinghamshire Day was a great opportunity to celebrate the heritage, culture and local traditions of our Historic County. As well as encouraging resident to support the local economy by supporting small, local businesses.
Broxtowe residents are being urged to check their voter registration details
Local residents are being warned not to lose their voice on decisions that affect them by making sure their electoral registration details are up to date.
The annual canvass which has started this week, ensures that Broxtowe Borough Council can keep the electoral register up to date, identifying any residents who are not registered to vote so that they can be encouraged to do so.
People who have moved recently are particularly encouraged to look out for the voter registration messages and check the details.
If you’re not currently registered, the easiest way to do this is online.
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.