Archive by category Coronavirus update

Live or work in Forest Fields or Hyson Green? Protect your loved ones – get a Covid test

Live or work in Forest Fields or Hyson Green? Protect your loved ones – get a Covid test

A new pilot Asymptomatic Testing Centre for people who live and work in Forest Fields and Hyson Green will open at Djanogly Community Leisure Centre, Gregory Boulevard, on Wednesday 20 January 2021. The centre will be run by Nottingham City Council and will encourage people without symptoms of Covid-19 (asymptomatic) to drop in and get […]

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National Lockdown announced with immediate effect

National Lockdown announced with immediate effect

The Prime Minister has announced a new national lockdown which starts immediately, to be ratified in law on Wednesday and lasting at least six weeks. What this means is that people in Nottingham like the rest of the country must now follow new, stricter rules which aim to bring the spread of Covid19 under control.These […]

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Statement from the Leader of Nottingham City Council on schools reopening

Statement from the Leader of Nottingham City Council on schools reopening

Councillor David Mellen, also Portfolio Holder for Schools, said: Covid infection levels in Nottingham currently remain below the national average and infection levels among primary school children are lower still. We nevertheless understand the anxiety for both parents and school staff about tomorrow’s planned return to school for primary pupils and we know what a […]

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Nottingham to move to Tier 4 ‘Stay at Home’ restrictions for Covid-19 from 31 December

Nottingham to move to Tier 4 ‘Stay at Home’ restrictions for Covid-19 from 31 December

Nottingham will move to Tier 4 ‘Stay at Home’ Covid-19 restrictions from Thursday 31 December at 00:01am, following the Government announcement today. Tighter restrictions are being introduced across the country to help reduce the spread of the new strain of Covid-19. Around one in three people have no symptoms so will be spreading the virus without […]

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Spread peace and joy, not Covid this Christmas

Spread peace and joy, not Covid this Christmas

There is a high chance of spreading Covid rather than peace and joy if you don’t take the necessary precautions this Christmas. That’s the message from Nottingham City Council’s Leader and Director of Public Health as families prepare for the festive period. People’s plans have unfortunately had to be scrapped or changed after the Government […]

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Nottingham to stay in Tier 3 restrictions for Covid-19

Nottingham to stay in Tier 3 restrictions for Covid-19

Nottingham is to stay in Tier 3 ‘Very High’ restrictions for Covid-19, following a national review today (17 Dec) by the Government. Cllr David Mellen, Leader of Nottingham City Council, said: “I know that people will be disappointed that Nottingham is remaining in Tier 3 restrictions for Covid-19. It has been a hard year for […]

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Tier 3 Covid-19 Restrictions in Nottingham

Tier 3 Covid-19 Restrictions in Nottingham

Nottingham today (2 December) enters Tier 3 Very High Alert for Covid-19 restrictions. The move is part of the Government’s Winter Plan to reduce the spread of the virus following the end of the four-week national lockdown. Being in Tier 3 means: People must not meet socially with friends and family indoors in any setting […]

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Councillor scoops national award for ‘outstanding’ pandemic efforts

Councillor scoops national award for ‘outstanding’ pandemic efforts

A Nottingham councillor who went ‘above and beyond’ has won a national award to recognise her efforts for the vulnerable during the Covid-19 pandemic. Councillor Salma Mumtaz, who represents Basford, scooped a Covid-19 Hero accolade as part of the Local Government Information Unit (LGIU) and CCLA Councillor Awards 2020 last night. The awards, now in their eleventh year, celebrate the […]

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Nottingham to enter Tier 3 Covid-19 Restrictions

Nottingham to enter Tier 3 Covid-19 Restrictions

Nottingham will enter Tier 3 Very High Alert for Covid-19 restrictions from Wednesday 2 December. The move is part of the Government’s Winter Plan to reduce the spread of the virus following the end of the four-week national lockdown. Nottingham City Council Leader Cllr David Mellen said: “It’s a bitter blow for people in Nottingham […]

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Nottingham’s new tier should reflect success in reducing Covid cases – City Leader

Nottingham’s new tier should reflect success in reducing Covid cases – City Leader

The Leader of Nottingham City Council has written to the Prime Minister urging him to recognise the city’s efforts in driving down Covid-19 cases ahead of new Government tiers being decided this week. Councillor David Mellen says that a huge amount of effort has been made by the Council and its partners, but most importantly […]

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