In this newsletter:
- COVID-19 Updates
- 12-15 Vaccine roll-out
- The Mayor’s Charity Bike Ride
- Broxtowe Green Festival
The announcement of the Autumn and Winter Plan last week came with a reminder to continue with the measures to keep each other safe and stop the spread of Covid-19.
Did you know ventilation is one of those important measures?
When a person infected with Covid-19 coughs, talks or breathes, they release droplets and aerosols that another person can breathe in.
Meeting others outdoors is the safest option, but if you’re indoors, you should let fresh air in to improve ventilation reduce the risk of catching or spreading Covid-19.
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 are now being offered a vaccine booster.
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.
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
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
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.
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Find the latest guidance from the Government website.