Archive by category Coronavirus

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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Accessing a Covid-19 test has never been easier with more city collection sites

Accessing a Covid-19 test has never been easier with more city collection sites

Covid-19 home testing kits for people without symptoms, are now available to collect at more sites across Nottingham City as the City Council works to make picking up a test even easier for communities. Regular, twice weekly Covid-19 testing is vital in helping to protect family, friends and loved ones. It is important to test […]

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Council urges Nottingham to make it a Big Weekend on vaccines

Council urges Nottingham to make it a Big Weekend on vaccines

Staff and councillors are teaming up with NHS colleagues to promote a long weekend of vaccinations across the city and county. NHS Nottingham and Nottinghamshire CCG is hosting its second Big Weekend event from today (Friday) until Monday next week. It follows the success of the first Grab A Jab at the Forest Recreation Ground […]

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New Director of Public Health to lead Nottingham City’s response to Covid-19

New Director of Public Health to lead Nottingham City’s response to Covid-19

Nottingham’s new Director of Public Health, Lucy Hubber, has this week taken up her key role of leading the city’s ongoing response to the Covid-19 pandemic. Lucy joins the City Council after being Director of Public Health at Luton Borough Council. As well as the immediate and continuing effort to tackle Covid-19, Lucy’s key focus […]

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