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‘Stay safe’ as city continues to unlock from Covid-19

‘Stay safe’ as city continues to unlock from Covid-19

People in Nottingham are being urged to ‘stay safe’ as the city moves towards Step Three of the Covid-19 roadmap after cases of a coronavirus ‘Variant of Concern’ have been confirmed in the city. The Variant of Concern – known as VOC-21APR-02 – has been identified by Public Health England. Cases have been found across […]

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Thousands of supermarket vouchers up for grabs

Thousands of supermarket vouchers up for grabs

Thousands of vouchers for £50 of supermarket shopping are being made available to more Nottingham residents who are struggling during the pandemic. Issued on a first-come, first-served basis, the vouchers are now available to any city residents who receive council tax support, after the criteria for who is eligible was relaxed. They must apply over […]

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Protecting homeless people and rough sleepers from Covid-19

Protecting homeless people and rough sleepers from Covid-19

Homeless people and rough sleepers in Nottingham City have been supported to have the Covid-19 vaccination. A series of special clinics were set up at vaccination centres and GP surgeries after homelessness was identified as a priority cohort for the vaccine. Nottingham City Council and NHS Nottingham and Nottinghamshire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) worked with […]

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Twice-weekly rapid Covid tests to be offered to all adults with no symptoms

Twice-weekly rapid Covid tests to be offered to all adults with no symptoms

All adults in Nottingham, with no Covid symptoms, will now be able to access twice-weekly rapid tests from Friday (9 April).  The Government has announced this important step to encourage everyone to play their part in making sure the country can move forward safely to the next stage of the roadmap.   For those over 18 years old, two boxes of seven tests per person are […]

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Two parks regretfully closed following earlier problems

Two parks regretfully closed following earlier problems

The City Council has temporarily closed the Arboretum and Lenton recreation ground following issues earlier this week. The move has reluctantly been taken as the council seeks to deploy already stretched community protection officers and cleansing crews across the city. City Council Leader, Cllr David Mellen, said: “We have taken steps to prevent a repeat […]

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Protect your loved ones – get a Covid test at the new testing centres in Bulwell, Strelley and Top Valley

Protect your loved ones – get a Covid test at the new testing centres in Bulwell, Strelley and Top Valley

Three new Asymptomatic Testing Centres, for people who are not displaying Covid-19 symptoms, will open in Bulwell, Strelley and Top Valley. The three new testing centres will open in the car parks at the following sites: Buzz Bingo on Gala Way, Top Valley – opens on Wednesday 31 March (mobile unit) Strelley Social Club, Strelley […]

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Household tests available at Asymptomatic Testing Sites from Friday

Household tests available at Asymptomatic Testing Sites from Friday

H Rapid Lateral Flow Tests, to test for Covid-19, will be available to collect from Asymptomatic Testing Sites across Nottingham from Friday 19 March. As more pupils and students return to the classroom, the Government has asked all adults who are in households, childcare and support bubbles of nursery children, primary and secondary-age pupils and […]

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Tributes paid to director who ‘dedicated her life to helping children’

Tributes paid to director who ‘dedicated her life to helping children’

Tributes have been paid to a ‘much loved and respected’ senior officer at Nottingham City Council. Helen Blackman, who was the authority’s Director of Children’s Integrated Services, died on Wednesday morning. Mrs Blackman, aged 54 and who lived in Bulwell, first qualified as a social worker in 1989 and had dedicated her working life to […]

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Nottinghamshire parents urged to get twice-weekly testing as children return to classroom

Nottinghamshire parents urged to get twice-weekly testing as children return to classroom

Covid-19 rapid lateral flow tests are now available for anyone who is over the age of 18 who lives in the same home as a primary school, secondary school or college age student. As more pupils and students return to the classroom the Government has asked that all adults who live in households with primary […]

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