Nottinghamshire County Council Covid-19 Update

Covid-19 update | Winter Plan | Vaccinations for 12 – 15 | Booster jab | Big Notts Survey | Going to university | Local Covid-19 rates

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Covid-19 Autumn and winter plan

Prime Minister sets out autumn winter Covid-19 plan

On Tuesday 14 September the Prime Minister announced the Government’s plan to manage Covid-19 during the autumn and winter of 2021.

A key part of the plan is building our defences through pharmaceutical interventions:

  • by maximising uptake of the vaccine for those eligible but have not yet taken up the offer
  • offering a booster jab to over 50s, front line health and social care workers, adult carers and all those aged 16 – 49 years with underlying health conditions
  • offering a first dose to children aged 12 – 15.

The Test, Trace, and Isolate system remains a vital part of the Government’s plan to manage the spread of Covid-19. Both PCR tests and rapid lateral flow tests will remain free of charge.

Plan B would be used if further measures are needed to protect the NHS, but the Government hope not to have to use it:

  • Communicating clearly and urgently to the public that the level of risk has increased, and with it the need to behave more cautiously.
  • Introducing mandatory vaccine-only COVID-status certification in certain settings.
  • Legally mandating face coverings in certain settings.

More information


Young people aged 12 to 15 will be offered a Covid-19 vaccine

Young people vaccination

On Monday 13 September, Sajid Javid, Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, announced that young people aged 12 to 15 in England would be offered a first dose of the Pfizer/BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine.

The NHS is now preparing to deliver a schools-based vaccination programme, which is the successful model used for vaccinations, including for HPV and Diphtheria, Tetanus and Polio (DTP), supported by GPs and community pharmacies.

Healthy school-aged children aged 12 to 15 will primarily receive their Covid-19 vaccination in their school. A guide that explains the vaccination programme for eligible children and young people is available online.

Vaccination healthcare staff will require parental, guardian or carer consent in line with existing school vaccination programmes.

Find out more


Booster vaccinations confirmed for vulnerable people

Booster vaccine

The Government has announced that millions of the UK’s most vulnerable will be offered a Covid-19 booster vaccine from next week.

Those eligible for a booster jab include over 50s, front line health and social care workers, adult carers, and those aged 16 – 49 years with underlying health conditions. The booster jab ensures that people most at risk of severe illness from Covid-19 will have maintained protection over the winter months.

The booster jab ensures that people most at risk of severe illness from the virus will have maintained protection over the winter months.

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Last chance to share your views in the Big Notts Survey

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!

We 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, we also want to know your concerns and how you think the 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 we want to hear from you!

Complete the Big Notts Survey


Going to university?

Testing regularly protects us all

If you’re heading to university for the new term, advice is to take a rapid lateral flow test at home before you go. Then once you’re at university, take two more tests on site or at home. Regular testing will help keep the spread of Covid-19 under control.

If you’re not fully vaccinated you can still grab a jab to give you the best protection from Covid-19, you can find the local vaccination sites online.

Guidance


Local Coronavirus rates

Coronavirus Dashboard 4 -10 september

Recent Public Health England data shows Nottinghamshire had a rate of 346.3 per 100,000 population between 4 and 10 September (excluding Nottingham).

View dashboard


Let's get back safely

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