Archive by category Public Health

Stand by our communities during this crisis urges Councillor ahead of Government Spending Review

Stand by our communities during this crisis urges Councillor ahead of Government Spending Review

The City Council’s portfolio holder for finance and growth has written to the Chancellor ahead of the Government’s Spending Review on Wednesday, urging him to stick to his pledge to cover the costs of Covid, give councils a three-year funding package and to properly fund local key workers and public facilities. Cllr Sam Webster says: […]

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City Council encourages businesses to apply for financial support

City Council encourages businesses to apply for financial support

Nottingham City Council has opened applications for financial support for businesses affected by the tiered lockdown system and national lockdown. The grants, launched by Government along with the tiered system of restrictions across the country, are designed to support businesses forced to close or which have seen an adverse impact as a result of the […]

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Plans in place to help vulnerable people and their carers through a Covid winter

Plans in place to help vulnerable people and their carers through a Covid winter

Arrangements are in place to ensure that people relying on carers or in care homes, and the staff who look after them, are supported through the winter during the ongoing pandemic. The City Council’s winter pressures plan is put in place every year in conjunction with health services to identify local needs and make sure […]

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Councillor nominated for national award over pandemic efforts

Councillor nominated for national award over pandemic efforts

A Nottingham councillor has been shortlisted for a national award to recognise her efforts for the vulnerable during the Covid-19 pandemic. Councillor Salma Mumtaz, who represents Basford, has been nominated for the Local Government Information Unit (LGIU) and CCLA Councillor Awards 2020. The awards, now in their eleventh year, celebrate the contributions of councillors towards […]

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City Council working with HSE to make sure local businesses are Covid-secure

City Council working with HSE to make sure local businesses are Covid-secure

Nottingham City Council’s Environmental Health Officers are working with the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) and local public health authorities to make sure local businesses are Covid-secure. Checks are being carried out to help tackle coronavirus and to identify any patterns in confirmed coronavirus cases in the city. During the checks, advice and guidance is […]

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Support and guidance is available for the clinically extremely vulnerable during lockdown

Support and guidance is available for the clinically extremely vulnerable during lockdown

The Government has updated its guidance for people who are clinically extremely vulnerable (CEV) during the national lockdown – and support is available for them locally and nationally. The new guidance advises people in this category to: • Stay home as much as possible • Use supermarket deliveries, ‘click and collect’ or ask others to […]

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City Council services affected by National Lockdown

City Council services affected by National Lockdown

Nottingham City Council has announced which of its services will continue and which will be impacted by the National Lockdown starting on Thursday 5 November.   The Government announced a range of measures last week to help stem the spread of coronavirus, that were voted on by parliament yesterday and introduced today. These include staying […]

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Nottingham City Council and Age UK Notts call for reinstatement of priority shopping hours

Nottingham City Council and Age UK Notts call for reinstatement of priority shopping hours

Nottingham City Council has written to all major and local independent supermarkets requesting a priority shopping hour for older and vulnerable citizens be reinstated with the pending national lockdown, with Age UK Notts backing the council’s call. In mid-October, the Deputy Leader of the council, Councillor Sally Longford, wrote to all major and local supermarkets […]

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Council calls for more Government support for Nottingham businesses after COVID restrictions tightened

Council calls for more Government support for Nottingham businesses after COVID restrictions tightened

Businesses in Nottingham urgently need more financial support from the Government after it put the city and county into the High Alert, Level 2 category for coronavirus restrictions. One of the new restrictions is that different households can no longer mix anywhere indoors including shops, pubs, bars and restaurants. City Council Leader, Councillor David Mellen, […]

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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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