Archive by category Coronavirus

Covid-19 Memorial Event to remember those lost to the virus in Nottingham

Covid-19 Memorial Event to remember those lost to the virus in Nottingham

People are invited to join a public memorial event on the steps of the Council House in Nottingham to remember those who have lost their lives to Covid-19. Hosted by Nottingham City Council, the event will include a minute’s silence and will bring together faith leaders and Civic guests, including the Lord Mayor and the […]

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Over 417,000 rapid lateral flow tests were completed in Nottinghamshire and Nottingham in 2021

Over 417,000 rapid lateral flow tests were completed in Nottinghamshire and Nottingham in 2021

Last year over 281,500 test kits given out at Community Collect sites and a further 136,000 supervised lateral flow tests were completed across Nottingham and Nottinghamshire. Of the total number of tests completed, 14,692 were in the period since end of November when the Omicron variant was detected locally. Around one in three people with […]

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Nottingham needs homecare workers

Nottingham needs homecare workers

Nottingham City Council is leading the rallying cry to encourage more people to become homecare workers to provide much-needed care to people who need support residents in our communities. Local homecare providers have available positions in homecare available now, with full pay, flexible hours and training and opportunities for people to progress their career within […]

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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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‘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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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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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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Nottingham urged to carefully take next step on the Covid-19 roadmap

Nottingham urged to carefully take next step on the Covid-19 roadmap

People in Nottingham are being urged to continue to follow the guidance on ‘hands, face, space, fresh air’ after Step Four is reached on the roadmap out of Covid-19 restrictions. The Government confirmed this week that restrictions will be lifted on 19 July when there will be no limits on mixing indoors with people from […]

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