Nottinghamshire County Council Covid-19 Update

Covid-19 | Vaccinations for 5 – 11 year olds | UK travel changes | Safer Sleep Week | Spring booster update | New data shows safety of vaccine in pregnancy | Spring is nearly here | Testing | Coronavirus dashboard

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5 - 11 year olds

Vaccinations for 5-11s

Children aged 5 -11 who are in a clinical risk group or who live with someone who is immunosuppressed are currently being offered a Covid-19 vaccine. The local NHS is contacting parents and guardians by letter with details about how to book an appointment. 

A vaccination offer to all healthy children aged 5-11 years is expected to be available from 4 April. Invites will be sent out in due course, and parents and guardians will be able to book appointments through the NHS national booking system. T

JCVI guidance


Travel restrictions come to an end

Travel rules lifted 18 march

From 4am Friday 18 March all Covid-19 travel restrictions in the UK will be removed.

This includes the passenger locator form for arrivals into the UK, as well as all tests for passengers who are not vaccinated.

Unvaccinated passengers will also no longer need to take a pre-departure test and day two post arrival test.

Travel guidance

Safer Sleep Week 2022

Safer sleep week

This week is Safer Sleep Week, The Lullaby Trust’s campaign which aims to raise awareness of sudden infant death syndrome and the safer sleep advice that reduces the risk of it occurring.

Sadly, in Nottinghamshire and Nottingham there are on average six deaths each year of babies up to 15 months old that are likely to be due to an unsafe sleep environment. All a baby needs is a firm, flat sleep space that is clear of toys, bulky bedding and accessories and a simple blanket or baby sleep bag.

Safer Sleep Week


Covid-19 vaccination spring booster information

Spring booster vaccine

Many of the oldest adults, and therefore most vulnerable, will have received their most recent vaccine dose in September or October 2021. These individuals are at higher risk of severe Covid-19, and with the lapse of time, their immunity may reduce before autumn. Therefore, as a precautionary strategy for 2022, JCVI advises a spring dose, around six months after the last vaccine dose, should be offered to:

  • adults aged 75 years and over
  • residents in a care home for older adults
  • individuals aged 12 years and over who are immunosuppressed, as defined in the Green Book

The NHS will contact all eligible people in the coming days, and vaccinations are expected to be delivered from 21 March. You will not need a letter to book or attend an appointment. 

Spring booster resources


Enjoy the start of spring and meet outside!

Rufford Park

Meeting outdoors vastly reduces the risk of airborne transmission of coronavirus.

When someone who has Covid-19 coughs, talks or breathes they release droplets and aerosols which can be breathed in by another person. Meeting outdoors helps blow away Covid-19 particles.

Meet outdoors


Latest data reinforces safety of Covid-19 vaccine in pregnancy

Pregnancy

Pregnant women in the Midlands are being urged to get vaccinated as the latest data reinforces previous findings on the safety of Covid-19 vaccines in pregnancy.

This latest analysis from the UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) shows that vaccinated women who gave birth between January and October 2021 had a very similar low risk of stillbirth, low birthweight and premature birth compared to women who were not vaccinated in pregnancy.

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Consider taking a test

lateral flow tests

Around 1 in 3 people with Covid-19 do not have any symptoms. This means they could be spreading the virus without knowing it. Rapid lateral flow tests can be used to detect coronavirus when you are infectious but are not displaying symptoms.

Testing is a way to manage personal risk and the risk to those around you. This may be particularly important when visiting people who are at high risk of severe illness if they get covid-19.

Testing


Coronavirus dashboard for Nottinghamshire

Coronavirus Dashboard

The latest Covid-19 infection rates for Nottinghamshire are available via our Coronavirus Dashboard. This data is sourced from the UKHSA’s national dataset.

View dashboard


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