Nottinghamshire County Council Covid-19 Update

Covid-19 update | Symptoms of coronavirus | Vaccine case study | Coronavirus Community Support Hub | Spring booster | Workplace guidance | When to get help from the NHS | Carers strategy survey

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Covid-19 update

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what are the symptoms

Coronavirus symptoms

If you have symptoms you no longer need to test but the advice is to try to stay at home and avoid contact with other people until you are feeling better.

Symptoms of coronavirus can include:

  • a high temperature or shivering (chills)
  • a new, continuous cough
  • a loss or change to your sense of smell or taste
  • shortness of breath
  • feeling tired or exhausted
  • an aching body
  • a headache
  • a sore throat
  • a blocked or runny nose
  • loss of appetite
  • diarrhoea
  • feeling sick or being sick.

Remember to follow the national guidance to keep yourself and others safe.

What to do if you have symptoms


Maddy shares her reasons for getting the Covid-19 vaccine

Quote from Maddy, 17, Nottinghamshire

Maddy is 17 years old and from Nottinghamshire. She has severe Learning Difficulties, Autism and ADHD and has completed her course of the Covid-19 vaccine, having had a first, second and booster dose.

When speaking to Maddy about why she got vaccinated, Maddy shared that she wanted to protect her family and friends. Having seen her friends ill with Covid-19, she didn’t want them to go through that experience again and understood the vaccine could help protect her and her loved ones.

It’s important for children and young people to be vaccinated – it helps to reduce transmission, protects themselves, their families, and vulnerable classmates.

Covid-19 vaccine


Coronavirus Community Support Hub

Clinically Extremely Vulnerable

The Coronavirus Community Support Hub received just under 4,000 requests from vulnerable residents in Nottinghamshire during the pandemic. These requests ranged from volunteers helping to deliver groceries, taking people to medical appointments, helping to walk people’s dogs and more.

This was met through the combined efforts of partners across the county, including the county council, district councils, community groups, individual volunteers and local businesses, Fire Service, British Red Cross, NHS link workers, Connect workers and the Community and Voluntary Service and more.


Spring boosters

Booster vaccination

People are eligible for a second booster vaccination if it’s been more than six months since your first booster and you’re

The NHS will contact those who are eligible to make a spring booster appointment by calling 119 or through the NHS website.

NHS Notts CCG


Guidance for workplaces

workplace

Guidance is available to help employers reduce the spread of respiratory infections such as covid-19 and flu in the workplace.

The information is especially important if there are people whose immune systems mean they are at a high risk of serious illness.

Guidance for workplaces


When to get help from the NHS

call 111

Because of coronavirus, it can be hard to know what to do if you’re unwell. It’s important to get medical help if you think you need it.

  • For help from a GP – use your GP surgery’s website, use an online service or app, or call the surgery
  • For urgent medical help – use the NHS 111 online service, or call 111 if you’re unable to get help online
  • For life-threatening emergencies – call 999 for an ambulance
  • If you’re advised to go to hospital, it’s important to go.

Help from NHS


Carers Strategy survey – have your say!

carers

Are you caring for a family member, friend or neighbour? We’d like to get your views on how we can support you better and how we can develop our services to best meet your needs in our Carers Strategy survey.

We are currently reviewing the way unpaid carers of all ages and health conditions are identified and supported in Nottinghamshire and Nottingham.

Please spare just 10 minutes to let us know what you think before 16 May.

Take the survey


Covid-19 case rates

Data on laptop

As free testing for the general public ended on 31 March, we are reviewing our dashboard item, which was based on test results.

You can visit the Government website for further information on the latest case rates locally.

Coronavirus data


Covid-19 update

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