Nottinghamshire County Council Covid-19 Update

Covid-19 update | Back to school testing | Jonathan Gribbin urges residents to stay cautious| Weekly vaccination timetables | Hop on the vaccine bus | Coronavirus scams warning | Keep testing after vaccine | Coronavirus dashboard

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Back to school

School-age children to continue twice weekly testing as Nottinghamshire schools start back

We’ve nearly reached the end of the summer holidays and Nottinghamshire will see students and pupils return to school next week. However, with Covid-19 cases remaining high across the county, it’s crucial to keep testing for the virus to reduce the risk of transmission within education settings.

Continuing to take regular rapid tests will help you to identify infections early and stop the spread. In a press release issued today, 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.

We want to remind parents to encourage their children to take regular lateral flow tests to help stop the virus from spreading. Further information and practical guidance on returning to school is available on the Government website.

Back to school


Jonathan Gribbin reminds residents that Covid-19 hasn’t gone away

Jonathan Gribbin, Director of Public Health for Nottinghamshire

Although we have passed ‘freedom day’ and many restrictions have been lifted, Covid-19 has not gone away. As the rate of new Covid-19 infections in Mansfield, Ashfield and across Nottinghamshire are running at high levels, Jonathan Gribbin, Director of Public Health for Nottinghamshire, asks residents to be cautious when out and about and to do what it takes to stay safe.

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Weekly walk-in timetables for Nottinghamshire

Let's get back to doing the things we love

If you’ve missed your second jab, don’t worry! You can walk into vaccination sites across Nottinghamshire without booking an appointment.

Make sure you check the opening times before you go:

First and second doses are available at these walk-in sites. Please remember your second vaccine must be 56 days (8 weeks) before your first.

Where to get your vaccine in Nottinghamshire

If you live in Bassetlaw you can book online through the National Booking Service or by calling 119 or your GP will contact you.


Hop on the vaccination bus

All adults can get their Covid-19 vaccine

Do you still need to get your jab?

A mobile vaccination bus is offering the Covid-19 vaccine to eligible people in Nottingham and Nottinghamshire. Anyone aged 18 or over can use this service. On Friday 27 August the bus will be in Rainworth from 10am – 12pm, and then Blidworth Fire Station from 1pm – 3pm.

Vaccine bus info


Be aware of coronavirus scams and protect yourself and your loved ones

Scams

Scammers hope to take advantage of the most vulnerable in our communities. They call home phones, send text messages and emails, which contain misinformation or leave you out of pocket if you fall victim to the scam. They may even encourage you to save or invest your money in a safe place during the pandemic.

Some calls, texts and emails claim to be from the Government, your GP’s surgery, the NHS, or even the World Health Organisation (WHO). In fact, there is new evidence of a text scam themed around the NHS Covid-19 pass.

Do not give out private information (such as bank details or passwords), reply to text messages, download attachments or click on any links in emails or texts if you’re not sure they’re genuine.

While scams aren’t always easy to spot, we’ve put together some top tips on protecting yourself and your loved ones from scams.

Preventing scams


Keep testing even after the vaccine

Keep testing for Covid-19

Even if you’ve had both vaccinations the Government advice is to continue with the twice weekly lateral flow testing and to take a PCR test if you have symptoms. You can still spread Covid-19 even if you’ve had both doses of the vaccine, so it is important to keep testing so we can keep each other safe and keep life moving.

Keep testing


Latest figures via the Coronavirus Dashboard

Coronavirus dashboard

In the seven days between 14 – 20 August, Nottinghamshire (excluding the city) had 3376 cases of Covid-19 and an average of 407.6 cases per 100,000 population.

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Let's get back safely

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