Latest News and COVID-19 Updates from Broxtowe Borough Council

Latest News and COVID-19 Updates from Broxtowe Borough Council

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10 December 2021


In this newsletter:

  • New COVID-19 Measures
  • Get Vaccinated
  • International Travel
  • COVID-19 Vaccination Bus
  • Toton and Chetwynd Masterplan Consultation Extended
  • Christmas Opening Times and Bin Collections
  • Can You Help With The Mayor’s Christmas Appeal?

COVID-19 Plan B Measures

face coverings, work from home, covid passes

Earlier this week the government announced that England will move to Plan B in response to the risks of the Omicron variant.

This now means:

  • From today, 10 December, you must wear a face covering in most public indoor venues, other than hospitality venues
  • From 13 December, you should work from home if you can
  • From 15 December, you will need to show your NHS COVID Pass to enter places where large crowds gather, like nightclubs or large sporting events

Thank you to all of our residents that are continuing to get their vaccines, weekly testing and wearing face coverings. It really does make a difference to help keep Broxtowe a safe place for all of our residents and businesses.

Full guidance


Get Vaccinated

Grandad and grandson in the living room

All adults in England have now been offered at least 2 doses of a COVID-19 vaccine. The vaccines are safe and effective. Getting fully vaccinated is the best way of protecting you and others against COVID-19.

If you have not yet received the COVID-19 vaccine, you should get vaccinated. Evidence indicates that 2 doses of a COVID-19 vaccine provide very effective protection against hospitalisation. It usually takes around 2 to 3 weeks for your body to develop its protective response.

To maintain this high level of protection through the coming winter, you should also get a booster vaccine for COVID-19 when offered. Winter is a difficult time when our immunity is weaker. Getting the booster vaccine is an essential part of ensuring immune defence this season.

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International Travel

Anyone travelling in the UK will need to show a negative pre-departure lateral flow or PCR test taken up to 48 hours before travelling

Before you travel to England – fully vaccinated.

Before you travel to England you must:

  • take a COVID-19 test – to be taken in the 2 days before you travel to England
  • book and pay for a COVID-19 PCR test – to be taken after you arrive in England
  • complete a passenger locator form – to be completed in the 48 hours before you arrive in England

If you’re in England for less than 2 days, you still need to book and pay for a day 2 COVID-19 test. You must quarantine until you receive a negative test result, or until you leave England, whichever is sooner.

This is what you need to do if you do not qualify under the fully vaccinated rules for travel to England.

Before you travel to England you must:

  • take a COVID-19 test – to be taken in the 2 days before you travel to England
  • book and pay for day 2 and day 8 COVID-19 PCR tests – to be taken after arrival in England
  • complete a passenger locator form – to be completed in the 48 hours before you arrive in England

Find out more


COVID-19 Vaccination Bus

Grab a jab on the COVID vaccination bus

Unfortunately the COVID-19 Vaccination Bus will no longer be at Chilwell Olympia tomorrow.

We apologise for the inconvenience this may cause, but the bus will be in Beeston on the 22 December.

The bus will be at Devonshire Avenue Beeston, 10am-12pm and will then move to Beeston Field Recreation Ground 1pm -4pm.

If demand is high, the bus may leave early if all vaccine doses have been administered, so make sure you get there early.


Toton and Chetwynd Consultation Extended

Virtual consultation room

In light of the recent publication of the government’s Integrated Rail Plan (IRP), and given the festive season, we will be extending the consultation period for the Toton and Chetwynd Barracks Strategic Masterplan SPD.

Broxtowe Borough Council will continue to invite comments on the Toton and Chetwynd Barracks Strategic Masterplan SPD until 14th January 2022.

A virtual exhibition can be viewed below. Comments can also be submitted online via this virtual exhibition.

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Christmas Opening Times and Bin Collections

Christmas opening hours and a snowy front of the council offices

There’s only 2 weeks left until Christmas!

You can find our Christmas opening hours on our website as well as opening hours for our leisure centres and museum.

There will be no change to our bin collections this year, so please put your bin out on your normal collection day.

https://www.broxtowe.gov.uk/bankholiday


Are You Able To Help With The Mayor’s Christmas Appeal?

The Mayor of Broxtowe with a donation trolley

This year’s appeal will help support Broxtowe Youth Homelessness and local foodbanks this Christmas.

We’re looking for any of the below items:

  • Milk (UHT or powdered)
  • Sugar
  • Fruit juice (carton)
  • Soup (tinned or dried sachets)
  • Sponge pudding (tinned)
  • Tomatoes (tinned)
  • Cereals
  • Rice pudding (tinned)
  • Teabags
  • Instant coffee
  • Instant mash potato
  • Rice
  • Tinned meat/fish
  • Tinned fruit
  • Jam
  • Biscuits or snack bars
  • Toothpaste
  • Toothbrushes
  • Soap
  • Deodorant
  • Christmas treats

Support Available

Self-isolating

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.

Learn more

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

Financial support

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

Mental health

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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