In this newsletter:
- COVID-19 Updates
- Hemlock Rocks
- The Big Notts Survey
- Gas Safety Week
- Darren Henry’s Job Fair
- The Mayor’s Charity Bike Ride
- Broxtowe Green Festival
COVID-19 Autumn and Winter Plan
On Tuesday 14 September the Prime Minister announced the Government’s plan to manage COVID-19 during the Autumn and Winter of 2021.
Through Autumn and Winter we will continue the progress the country has made whilst ensuring the NHS does not come under unsustainable pressure, by following these key steps:
- Building our defences through pharmaceutical interventions
- Identifying and isolating positive cases to limit transmission
- Supporting the NHS and social care
- Advising people on how to protect themselves and others
- Pursuing an international approach: helping to vaccinate the world and managing risks at the border
To protect yourself and others:
- Get your COVID-19 vaccination
- Meeting outdoors is safer, if you are meeting indoors let fresh air in
- Wear a face covering in crowded and enclosed settings where you come into contact with people you do not normally meet
- If you are not feeling well and have COVID symptoms, self-isolate and take a test
- Try to stay at home if you are feeling unwell
- Wash your hands regularly to help limit the spread of COVID-19
- Download and use the NHS COVID-19 app
Children Aged 12-15 will be offered the COVID-19 Vaccination
People aged 12 to 15 in England will be offered one dose of the Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine, following advice from the 4 UK Chief Medical Officers (CMOs), the Health and Social Care Secretary announced on Monday 13 September.
Parental, guardian or carer consent will be sought by vaccination healthcare staff prior to vaccination in line with existing school vaccination programmes.
Healthy school-aged children aged 12 to 15 will primarily receive their COVID-19 vaccination in their school with alternative provision for those who are home schooled, in secure services or specialist mental health settings.
Those who are most vulnerable to COVID-19 will be offered a vaccine booster, starting next week.
This follows the JCVI advice and will help ensure that protection from the first and second doses is maintained over winter.
The programme will be rolled out to the same priority groups as previously. This means care home residents, health and social care workers, people aged over 50, those aged 16 to 49 years with underlying health conditions that put them at higher risk of severe COVID-19, adult carers, and adult household contacts of immunosuppressed individuals will be prioritised.
However, there will be flexibility in the programme, allowing all those eligible to receive their booster from 6 months after their second doses. This approach will allow more vulnerable people to be given their boosters quicker.
Two Businesses Make Their Home In Broxtowe
Broxtowe Borough Council has welcomed two businesses; East Midlands Vending Ltd and Towersey Festivals Ltd, to its Mushroom Farm Court site in Eastwood.
Both businesses were occupying temporary accommodation until recently, and their new more suitable premises in the Borough will provide a base to flourish. By building the two new units, the Council in partnership with the D2N2 LEP, continue to support SMEs by providing much needed and affordable small platform commercial floorspace.
Joe Heap, Director of Towersey Festival Ltd says ‘We have been keen to have a suitable premise within Broxtowe as having a location so close to home makes all the difference to a small business like ours, and Mushroom Farm is the perfect location for that.’
Last Chance For You To Share Your Views In The Big Notts Survey
More than 9,400 Nottinghamshire residents have shared their experience of the pandemic in the Big Notts Survey so far. If you still haven’t completed the survey, there is still time left!
Nottinghamshire County Council want to know about all the difficulties you’ve faced during the pandemic and of any positive changes it made to your life. As we continue to recover and to look further into the future, they also want to know your concerns and how you think Nottinghamshire County Council can best support you, your family and community to make a better Nottinghamshire for us all.
The survey takes just a few minutes to complete but will be central to the Council’s 10-year plan that will be published this autumn. The survey is open until Sunday 19 September and they want to hear from you!
Don’t forget that Hemlock Rocks will be taking place tomorrow, Saturday 18 September 3-8pm at The Walled Garden, Bramcote Hills Park.
Book your tickets and enjoy an afternoon of live music.
Gas Safety Week
It’s Gas Safety Week which is an annual safety week to raise awareness of gas safety and the importance of taking care of your gas appliances.
Gas is a useful source which powers many things in our day-to- day lives, however people forget it’s also very dangerous.
Here are a couple of top tips to keep yourself and others safe.
• Gas Safe Engineers – Make sure when using Gas Operatives they are Gas Safe registered and you can ask to see their Gas Safe ID card when they arrive at your property.
• Check for warning signs that could indicate your appliances are not working correctly. Signs may include lazy yellow/orange flames instead of crisp blue ones or black marks on or around the appliance.
Visit Darren Henry MP’s first ever Job Fair on Friday 24th September sponsored by Boots UK.
The event, which is being run in collaboration with Beeston and Heanor Job Centres, will take place between 10am and 4pm at the Pearson Centre for Young People, 2 Nuart Road Beeston, Nottingham NG9 2NH.
The Job Fair will feature the likes of E.ON, Nottinghamshire University Hospitals NHS Trust, Emergency services (including Nottinghamshire Police, Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service as well as East Midlands Ambulance Service), all three branches of the Armed Forces and many more.
The Mayor’s Charity Bike Ride
The Mayor of Broxtowe is ready for his charity bike ride on Saturday 25 September to raise much needed funds for Broxtowe Youth Homelessness.
The charity helps support those aged 16-25 who are at risk of, or have experienced homelessness, empowering them to build a better future.
The money raised from the bike ride will help them to continue to provide vital services such as drop-in centres for training and volunteer opportunities, as well as emergency food and toiletry parcels.
The ride is approximately 14 miles and will be starting at the Canalside Heritage Centre in Beeston Rylands. With a ride difficulty level of easy/moderate you don’t have to be a professional!
Broxtowe Green Festival
The Broxtowe Green Festival is the perfect day out for you and your family to learn how we can stop the climate change emergency.
Taking place Saturday 25 September, 12.00pm – 3.00pm at Inham Nook Recreation Ground the event will teach us all about:
• Litter picking
• Growing food
• Recycling & reusing
• Neighbourhood forum
Don’t miss out!
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.
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
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Find the latest guidance from the Government website.