Archive by category Coronavirus

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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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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Nottingham welcomes pupils back to school safely

Nottingham welcomes pupils back to school safely

Schools in Nottingham have been praised their efforts to get pupils back safely for the new academic year. Pupils at schools in Nottingham City return from today (1 Sept) – the first time all year groups have been back since lockdown began on 23 March 2020. Throughout the Covid-19 crisis, schools have remained open to […]

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Goose Fair is cancelled for 2020 following Covid restrictions

Goose Fair is cancelled for 2020 following Covid restrictions

Nottingham City Council and the Showmen’s Guild have today announced the cancellation of the 729th Goose Fair. The popular annual event was due to be staged at its regular home of the Forest Recreation Ground from Wednesday 30 September to Sunday 4 October. Despite current Government regulations allowing fairground rides and attractions to open, the […]

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