Nottinghamshire County Council Covid-19 Update

Covid-19 update | Wear a face covering in healthcare settings | Free mental health support | Testing for people with symptoms | Pregnancy and the vaccination | No Smoking Day 2022 | Coronavirus Dashboard and more!

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 Covid-19 update


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Continue to wear a face covering in healthcare settings

Don’t forget your face covering when visiting NHS services

Last week, the government published its plan for living with Covid-19, which included the removal of all Covid-19 restrictions in the community. 

Even though you don’t need to wear a face covering in a public setting in England, you will still need to when visiting NHS services including GP practices, hospitals, clinics and pharmacies.

Wearing a face covering will help protect patients, families and our NHS staff and volunteers while visiting our sites.

When to wear a face covering

Help and support for your mental health is always available

Mental health support

It really is ok not to be ok. However you’re feeling, just know that you’re not alone. There are many free support services available:

Samaritans – Call free on 116 123

Shout – Text SHOUT to 85258

Nottinghamshire Mental Health Crisis Line – Call 0808 196 3779 

Every Mind Matters 

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Please look after yourself and don’t hesitate to seek support.

Mental health and wellbeing

Experiencing Covid-19 symptoms? Take a PCR test & avoid mixing with others

Testing and staying at home

Get a PCR test as soon as possible if you have any of the three main Covid-19 symptoms, even if mild:

  • a high temperature
  • a new, continuous cough
  • a loss or change to your sense of smell or taste.

You should stay home and avoid contact with other people if you feel unwell, just as you would with other common illnesses, like the flu or the common cold.

Testing with symptoms

If you’re pregnant, it’s important to get vaccinated to protect you and your baby

Covid-19 vaccinations in pregnancy

You’re at higher risk of getting seriously ill from Covid-19 if you’re pregnant. If you get Covid-19 late in your pregnancy, your baby could also be at risk.

If you have not had a Covid-19 vaccine yet, it’s recommended to get your first two doses as soon as possible. You do not need to delay vaccination until after you have given birth.

You’ll be able to discuss the vaccination at your appointment. You can also speak to a GP or your maternity team for information and advice.

Visit the NHS website for further information and a list of useful resources to help you make an informed decision.

NHS website

Regulations making Covid-19 vaccination a condition of deployment to end

Social care

The Health and Social Care Secretary has announced that regulations making Covid-19 vaccination a condition of deployment in health and social care will be revoked on 15 March.

Following a public consultation, where 90% of responses supported the removal of the legal requirement for health and social care staff to be double jabbed, the government is revoking the regulations.

The Department of Health and Social Care has updated its guidance to reflect this announcement.

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Make your next quit attempt this No Smoking Day on 9 March 2022

Stop Smoking Day 9 March 2022

Are you ready to say goodbye to smoking? The health benefits from quitting smoking start from the day you stop and build over time.

In Nottinghamshire, 1,124 people die every year as a result of smoking. Latest figures also show that in Nottinghamshire, 944 women a year are smokers when they give birth.

Getting help really boosts your chances of quitting – you’re up to three times as likely to succeed. If you would like support to stop smoking contact Your Health Your Way.

Your Health Your Way

Ventilation helps prevent the spread of Covid-19 and other viruses

A woman opening a window at home

There is increasing evidence of the importance of circulating fresh air in reducing the risk of Covid-19 transmission.

Ventilation also helps with reducing transmission of other respiratory infections such as influenza, with some research showing that being in a room with fresh air can in some cases reduce the risk of airborne transmission of Covid-19 by over 70%.

So when you’re mixing with others indoors, remember to keep your window open and let in plenty of fresh air.

Prevent the spread at home

Latest Covid-19 rates for Nottinghamshire

Coronavirus Dashboard

For the latest Covid-19 figures in Nottinghamshire, visit our Coronavirus Dashboard.

Our table to the right breaks down the rates in each district and borough between 19 – 25 Feb.

Covid rates

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