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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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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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Government’s broken Covid pledge and ongoing austerity mean £12.5m more City Council budget reductions

Government’s broken Covid pledge and ongoing austerity mean £12.5m more City Council budget reductions

Nottingham City Council has agreed £12.5m of budget savings to balance its 2020/21 budget as unmet Covid costs, along with another year of Government cuts, take their toll. The Council has had to make cumulative budget savings totalling £271.4m over the last ten years and since the start of the pandemic the financial strain Covid-19 […]

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Businesses urged to display new QR codes on ‘Download Wednesday’

Businesses urged to display new QR codes on ‘Download Wednesday’

Hospitality and leisure businesses across Nottingham are being encouraged to download new QR codes for their venues in advance of the launch of the NHS Test and Trace app later this week. On what Nottingham City Council is calling #DownloadWednesday, businesses are being asked to visit the Gov.UK website and download and print their unique […]

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New Government Covid regulations come into force for businesses and venues

New Government Covid regulations come into force for businesses and venues

New Government regulations have come into force today to ensure businesses continue to be Covid compliant by following the Rule of Six and maintaining social distancing between customers. The new rules will mean certain businesses and organisations, including hospitality, leisure and tourism venues, close contact services, places of worship and local authority venues and facilities, […]

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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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