Archive by category Coronavirus

City Council working with HSE to make sure local businesses are Covid-secure

City Council working with HSE to make sure local businesses are Covid-secure

Nottingham City Council’s Environmental Health Officers are working with the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) and local public health authorities to make sure local businesses are Covid-secure. Checks are being carried out to help tackle coronavirus and to identify any patterns in confirmed coronavirus cases in the city. During the checks, advice and guidance is […]

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Support and guidance is available for the clinically extremely vulnerable during lockdown

Support and guidance is available for the clinically extremely vulnerable during lockdown

The Government has updated its guidance for people who are clinically extremely vulnerable (CEV) during the national lockdown – and support is available for them locally and nationally. The new guidance advises people in this category to: • Stay home as much as possible • Use supermarket deliveries, ‘click and collect’ or ask others to […]

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City Council services affected by National Lockdown

City Council services affected by National Lockdown

Nottingham City Council has announced which of its services will continue and which will be impacted by the National Lockdown starting on Thursday 5 November.   The Government announced a range of measures last week to help stem the spread of coronavirus, that were voted on by parliament yesterday and introduced today. These include staying […]

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Nottingham City Council and Age UK Notts call for reinstatement of priority shopping hours

Nottingham City Council and Age UK Notts call for reinstatement of priority shopping hours

Nottingham City Council has written to all major and local independent supermarkets requesting a priority shopping hour for older and vulnerable citizens be reinstated with the pending national lockdown, with Age UK Notts backing the council’s call. In mid-October, the Deputy Leader of the council, Councillor Sally Longford, wrote to all major and local supermarkets […]

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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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