Nottinghamshire County Council Covid-19 e-bulletin

Covid-19 Update | Essential winter protection | Pharmacy Collect Services | New travel rules | Pregnancy and the vaccination | Wearing a face covering | Coronavirus dashboard

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Essential winter protection

Essential winter protection

There are two essential vaccines that you may need this winter and it’s more important than ever to protect yourself and others. People in certain vulnerable groups may be eligible for both the flu jab and Covid-19 booster. If you are offered both vaccines, it’s safe to have them at the same time.

This year’s flu vaccination programme has been extended to include:

  • Over 50s
  • Toddlers aged 2-3*
  • School children up to year 11*
  • Pregnant women
  • People with underlying health conditions
  • Carers
  • Frontline health & social care staff

*children are offered a nasal spray, but an alternative injection is available with no porcine gelatine content

Find out more

Picking up a rapid test from your local pharmacy? There are some changes…

Pharmacy Collect Code

People aged 18 and over can collect a box of free tests from local participating pharmacies to use at home as part of the new Pharmacy Collect service. When you visit a Pharmacy Collect site to pick up your free rapid lateral flow tests, you will now need to provide a code.

How Pharmacy Collect Code works:

  • Get a code either online or by calling 119
  • Take your code to the pharmacy
  • Collect your tests

Remember, you’ll need a new code each time you go and collect tests.

Are you looking for a pharmacy close by? You can enter your postcode to find your nearest participating pharmacy.

Get your code

Travelling abroad? Here are the new travel rules

New travel rules

The green, amber and red traffic light system for travel no longer applies. Instead, there is a single red list and the rest of the world. So, if you’re travelling to the UK from a non-red list country and are fully vaccinated, you only need to take a Covid-19 test on day two after you arrive.

Those travelling from red list destinations must still pay to quarantine in a hotel for ten days on arrival in England.

Full travel details

Pregnancy, breastfeeding, fertility and the Covid-19 vaccination

Pregnant women

Vaccination is the best way to protect against the known risks of Covid-19 in pregnancy for both women and babies, including admission of the woman to intensive care and premature birth of the baby.

Are you looking for further information?

If you have any questions or concerns, you are encouraged to speak with a healthcare professional and reach a joint decision based on individual circumstances.

Read more from the NHS website: Pregnancy, breastfeeding and fertility

Read more from Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists: Coronavirus infection and pregnancy information

Wear a face covering to keep each other safe

Wearing a face covering to keep each other safe

We are still learning to live with Covid-19, and the ways we’ve been protecting each other remain as crucial as ever.

Wearing a face covering in crowded places such as on public transport or in a supermarket, when you’re in contact with people you don’t usually meet, is an easy way to keep each other safe and help stop the spread of coronavirus.

More advice

Grab a jab in Nottinghamshire continues

Grab a jab

If you live in England and are aged 16 or over, you can get a Covid-19 vaccine from a walk-in vaccination site without an appointment. If you’ve already had your first dose, you need to wait eight weeks before having your second dose. Please remember only people aged 18 or over (or turning 18 within three months) are currently eligible for their second dose.

Spread the word in different languages.

Did you know there is vaccination information available in a range of languages for anyone to access?

View language translations

Coronavirus dashboard

Coronavirus dashboard

For a breakdown of the latest Covid-19 infection rates in each district and borough in Nottinghamshire, view the Coronavirus dashboard. The table to the right shows the latest data in the seven day period from 25 September – 1 October 2021.

Visit Dashboard

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