Archive by category Public Health

Government grant scheme to help local hospitality and leisure businesses

Government grant scheme to help local hospitality and leisure businesses

Nottingham City Council stands ready to administer a new Government grant scheme to support local hospitality and leisure businesses which are struggling since the emergence of the Omicron strain of Covid and associated restrictions. The Chancellor has today announced that additional support will be available for businesses who have been impacted by the Omicron variant. […]

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Supermarket vouchers and activity clubs for families this Christmas

Supermarket vouchers and activity clubs for families this Christmas

Further support is being provided to struggling families over Christmas through school food vouchers and outdoor holiday activities. The City Council has consistently made £15-per-week vouchers available to all children who receive free school meals (FSM) over holiday periods, and these have been issued to parents. Alongside the supermarket vouchers will be a number of […]

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‘Gold’ award for Covid-19 vaccination campaign

‘Gold’ award for Covid-19 vaccination campaign

Nottingham City Council has been praised for its work to increase the number of people having the Covid-19 vaccine. A targeted digital campaign run by the council with the NHS and local authorities across Nottinghamshire has won ‘Gold’ in the Public Service Communications Awards 2021. Organised by the Government Communication Service, which is part of […]

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Council urges people to Take Care this winter

Council urges people to Take Care this winter

Nottingham City Council is asking people to ‘Take Care’ this winter as cases of Covid-19 start to rise. People should continue to follow the guidance on ‘Hands/Face/Space/Fresh Air’, test regularly for the virus and get vaccinated as soon as possible. Latest figures show Nottingham now has 309 cases of Covid-19 per 100,000 population, up from […]

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Fresh plea for mandate on face coverings

Fresh plea for mandate on face coverings

Nottingham City Council’s Portfolio Holder for Adults and Health, Cllr Adele Williams, has called on the Secretary of State for decisive action on face coverings for indoor and crowded settings. Nottingham City Council believes a strong mandate on face coverings would with both preventing transmission and also sending a strong signal that there is no […]

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Community Testing Programme hits 100,000 tests

Community Testing Programme hits 100,000 tests

Over 100,000 rapid tests (lateral flow test) to support the fight against Covid-19 have now been provided across Nottingham and Nottinghamshire. As of Monday 6 September, over 100,000 tests have been taken by people without any symptoms of Covid-19 to ensure they aren’t carrying the virus and potentially transmitting it to others. Out of these […]

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Dancing in the streets of Bulwell – Socially Distant Street Zumba

Dancing in the streets of Bulwell – Socially Distant Street Zumba

Following on from the huge success of Socially Distanced Street Zumba in Crabtree and Bulwell Hall, This Girl Can is starting to take nearby Newmarket by storm and it will start the week with another Zumba-based bang on Monday (2 August). This Girl Can has been a collaborative approach in the area with Nottingham City […]

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Nottingham Beach cancelled this year due to Covid concerns

Nottingham Beach cancelled this year due to Covid concerns

Nottingham Beach will not be going ahead this year as a result of the ongoing Covid pandemic, Nottingham City Council and Mellors Group have announced. The Beach event takes place every summer in the Old Market Square and would normally have opened next week to coincide with the start of the school holidays.   Councillor […]

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