Nottinghamshire County Council Covid-19 Update

Covid-19 update | Spring Boosters | 5-11 vaccination guide | World TB Day | When to call 111 | Hospital regulations | Coronavirus dashboard

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Covid-19 update

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Over 75s

Spring booster vaccination programme has started

Adults aged 75 and over, residents in care homes for older people and those age 12 and over with a severely weakened immune system are being urged to book a spring booster vaccine.

The spring booster programme offers the most vulnerable members of the community a chance to top up their immunity because Covid-19 is more serious for older people and those with a weakened immune system.

The NHS will contact those who are eligible to make a spring booster appointment and will prioritise those whose clinical need is greatest. Everyone who is eligible will be offered a top up over the Spring and early Summer.

The public will be able to book an appointment at more than 50 sites across Nottingham and Nottinghamshire including pharmacies, vaccination centres and GP practices.

Those eligible can book an appointment by calling 119 or through the NHS website.

Read more


Covid-19 vaccination guide for parents of 5-11 year olds

School children

The NHS is offering Covid-19 vaccines to some children aged 5 to 11 years.

Vaccination is particularly important for children who have health conditions that put them at high risk from Covid-19, as the benefits are greater.

Appointments for eligible 5 – 11 year olds are available to book online a or you can call 119.

Further information and resources for parents are available on GOV.UK.

View guide [online PDF]


Today (24 March) is World TB Day

World TB day

Tuberculosis (TB) is a bacterial infection spread through inhaling small droplets from the coughs or sneezes of an infected person. It mainly affects the lungs, but it can affect any part of the body, including lymph nodes (glands), bones and the brain causing meningitis.

Symptoms of TB include:

  • persistent cough that lasts more than 3 weeks
  • unexplained weight loss
  • night sweats
  • high temperature
  • tiredness and fatigue
  • loss of appetite
  • depending on site of disease, swellings of lymph nodes in the neck
  • or back pain if TB affects the spine.

Learn more


When to call 111

111

Instead of going to A&E,  call 111 or use NHS 111 online. You’ll get the advice you need and if you need to be seen straight away, a timeslot will be booked for you.

You can contact 111 for:

  • where to get help for your symptoms, if you’re not sure what to do
  • how to find general health information and advice
  • where to get an emergency supply of your prescribed medicine
  • how to get a repeat prescription.

Get medical help


Guidance for hospitals

Face coverings

Whilst Covid-19 restrictions have been lifted in most settings that they are still in place in healthcare settings. The following points are to be followed when attending hospitals:

  • Please go directly to the area you are visiting and avoid going to other areas of the hospital before your visit
  • Please use the nearest entrance to get to the ward you are visiting
  • Please keep two metres from others, adhere to the lift capacity displayed and keep left in our corridors
  • Please wear a surgical face mask in our hospitals unless medically exempt (for which evidence should be provided)
  • Please wash your hands on arrival at the hospital and throughout your visit or use the hand sanitiser provided
  • Please bring as few personal belongings as possible with you.

Hospital guidance


Coronavirus dashboard

Coronavirus Dashboard for Nottinghamshire 12 -  18 march

The local Covid-19 rates for Nottinghamshire between 12 – 18 March, shows a rate of 786.2 per 100,000 in the county.

This data is sourced from the UKHSA’s national dataset.

Dashboard


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