Confirmatory PCR tests are temporarily suspended for positive lateral flow tests
From 11 January if you have a positive lateral flow test result:
Some exceptions apply:
- If you are eligible for the Test and Trace Support Payment (TTSP)
- Or you are participating in research or surveillance programmes
This is a temporary measure while Covid-19 rates remain high across the UK.
You should report your test results, whether positive, negative or void. NHS Test and Trace will also be in touch to trace contacts of positive cases.
Anyone who develops one of the three main Covid-19 symptoms (a high temperature, loss in taste or sense of smell or a persistent cough) should stay at home, self-isolate and take a PCR test. These rules have not changed. If your PCR test is positive, you should follow this guidance.
From Monday 17 January in England, if you are self-isolating with Covid-19 and provide negative lateral flow test results on day 5 and 6 you will be able to end self-isolation after 5 full days.
You should report your lateral flow test result whether it is positive, negative or void within 24hrs of taking the test.
Reporting results helps to:
- reduce infection rates in your community
- protect people at higher risk of infection
- prevent and reduce the spread of the virus
- find out if you’re infectious (you may not have symptoms)
NHS Nottingham and Nottinghamshire CCG are working with partners to provide communities with the latest information around the Covid-19 vaccination programme.
On Thursday 20 January at 11am, they will host a webinar around pregnancy, breastfeeding and fertility. During the webinar, you will hear the latest updates on the vaccination programme and will be able to ask questions. This free webinar will take place on the online platform Zoom.
NEW specialist vaccination clinics in Nottingham and Mansfield for pregnant women
Specialist clinics are now being held for women who are pregnant or post-natal.
These clinics offer women the chance to receive their first, second or booster vaccine in a safe, Covid secure setting where healthcare professionals and specialist staff will be on hand to support and answer any questions.
You can access these clinics at:
- Forest Recreation ground Vaccination Centre: Tuesday 11 January 9.30am-12.30pm, Saturday 15 January 2-6pm (same time every other week)
- Mansfield Vaccination Centre: Mondays 4pm-7pm (You can use the vaccine site car park)
Please note, you don’t have to queue for these clinics, simply speak to a staff member on arrival and they will escort you through. You can also bring your baby or children with you if you cannot sort childcare.
For further information about the Covid-19 vaccinations and pregnancy, please visit NHS Nottingham and Nottinghamshire CCG’s website.
From 1 April 2022 all staff working as regulated care providers will legally need to have had both doses of the Covid-19 vaccination.
To comply with this new legislation you will need to have had your first vaccine by the 3 February 2022.
Having both doses of the Covid-19 vaccine and the booster is the most effective way to protect yourself and those around you from coronavirus. It is not too late to get your first or second dose, don’t delay, protect yourself today.
Covid-19 vaccinations are to be
offered again in Nottinghamshire’s
secondary schools this term. Pupils
aged 12-15 will be able to get either
a first or second dose of the
It is important that you give consent for your child (aged 12 – 15 years old) to be vaccinated. You can consent online in advance of the vaccination date being announced at your school – you do not need to wait until the exact timings have been confirmed.
The online consent form should only take a minute to fill in.
This age group can also book an appointment online at a local vaccination clinic, or find a nearby walk in site. Find out more about the vaccination for children aged 12 – 15.
At this time of year, many people like to make positive changes. So whether it’s new moves, new foods or new habits, there are many simple ways to kickstart your health in 2022.
Building Better Health has a variety of free tips, tools and support to help you improve your health. You can also find simple ways to lift your mood with Every Mind Matters.
There has never been a better time to kickstart your health.
Support is available via the Warm Homes Hub to keep your home warmer. Support includes energy bill discounts, fuel vouchers and home insulation to eligible Nottinghamshire residents.
Hurry, this scheme finishes soon. Get in touch now to see what is available to you on 0115 985 3000.
The local Covid-19 rates across Nottinghamshire for 1 – 7 Janaury 2022.
The data is sourced from the UKHSA’s national dataset.