Archive by category Coronavirus update

Joint statement regarding Government talks with Nottinghamshire Leaders

“We can confirm that talks are continuing between government and the council leaders of Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, Broxtowe, Gedling and Rushcliffe and that those discussions have been constructive. “Our collective priority is to reach a position where any additional measures would offer the strongest possible protection for our most vulnerable people while aiming to also achieve […]

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New ‘high’ alert level announced by Government for Nottingham and Nottinghamshire

New ‘high’ alert level announced by Government for Nottingham and Nottinghamshire

Organisations across the city and county have jointly welcomed the new restrictions which have been set out by the Government today. The changes will be a new system of local Covid alert levels in which different parts of England will be placed into ‘medium’, ‘high’ and ‘very high’ alert levels. Both city and county have […]

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City Council raises concern over Government’s delay on extra restrictions for Nottingham

City Council raises concern over Government’s delay on extra restrictions for Nottingham

The Government’s decision to delay introducing extra measures in Nottingham as Covid cases spiral in the city causes concern and a burden for local resources, say the City Council’s Leader. The City Council had been in discussions with the Government and had understood they intended introducing extra restrictions this week – a move the council […]

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Council urges people to follow stricter guidelines on Covid-19

Council urges people to follow stricter guidelines on Covid-19

Nottingham City Council is urging people in Nottingham to follower stricter guidelines to help stop the spread of Covid-19. It follows a dramatic increase in positive cases of Covid-19 in Nottingham as well as a rise in the rate of infection. The city is expecting the Government to introduce tougher rules in Nottingham later this […]

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Sticking to the rules will save lives, say local leaders

Sticking to the rules will save lives, say local leaders

Police, council and university leaders across the city and county have pledged their commitment to working together in order to prevent the spread of coronavirus. Today (Monday) sees the implementation of new rules as set out by the Government which limits the numbers gathering in a social capacity to just six people at any one […]

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Hoax messages concerning Nottingham schools and Covid-19 testing of children

Hoax messages concerning Nottingham schools and Covid-19 testing of children

Nottingham City Council is aware of hoax messages that have been   circulating on social media regarding schools having children tested for Covid-19 without seeking permission from parents; and children being taken into quarantine if they test positive for the virus. Cllr David Mellen, Leader of Nottingham City Council, said: “We been alerted to these very […]

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Nottingham welcomes pupils back to school safely

Nottingham welcomes pupils back to school safely

Schools in Nottingham have been praised their efforts to get pupils back safely for the new academic year. Pupils at schools in Nottingham City return from today (1 Sept) – the first time all year groups have been back since lockdown began on 23 March 2020. Throughout the Covid-19 crisis, schools have remained open to […]

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Businesses supported to get staff back to work safely

Businesses supported to get staff back to work safely

Businesses in Nottingham are being offered guidance to get staff back to work safely following the Covid-19 lockdown. Nottingham’s Director of Public Health, Alison Challenger, is urging all employers to take essential steps to minimise the risk of infection in workplaces. With the right precautions and following the correct guidelines, it is hoped that more […]

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