Archive by category Coronavirus

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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Council to check local businesses comply with Covid guidelines

Council to check local businesses comply with Covid guidelines

Businesses in Nottingham are to be visited by City Council officers to check they are complying with the Government’s Covid guidelines. Many businesses in Nottingham have done tremendous work to implement controls so that their businesses are COVID-secure. Nottingham City Council is grateful to these businesses and the public for following the guidelines and playing […]

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Take action to stop the spread of Covid-19 in Nottingham and Nottinghamshire

Take action to stop the spread of Covid-19 in Nottingham and Nottinghamshire

Cases of Covid-19 are increasing in the city and county To stop the spread, Public Health directors urge everyone to play their full part by following government guidance Warnings against gatherings at home with more than one household People needing to share car lifts urged to follow full guidance on face covering and distancing Continue […]

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City Council reopens more services

City Council reopens more services

Nottingham City Council is reopening more services following the latest Government announcement on the further easing of COVID 19 lockdown restrictions. A range of services have already re-opened which many citizens have already benefited from – such as the Household Waste and Recycling Centre, bulky and garden waste services, pest control and Woodthorpe Grange Plant […]

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Nottingham Chinese Community mobilises to fight Covid-19

Nottingham Chinese Community mobilises to fight Covid-19

Nottingham’s Chinese community has raised over £10,000 to source and deliver nearly 100,000 masks to support core workers and vulnerable people in the city during the coronavirus pandemic. When Covid-19 started to impact on the UK population in March, three Chinese nationals in Nottingham launched a fundraising campaign. Under their mission statement ‘Nottingham Chinese standing […]

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Public Health Leaders welcome new data in fight against Coronavirus

Public Health Leaders welcome new data in fight against Coronavirus

Public Health leaders in Nottingham and Nottinghamshire have welcomed the expected publication of Pillar 2 data. Alison Challenger and Jonathan Gribbin, Directors of Public Health for Nottingham and Nottinghamshire, said: “Publication of the Pillar 2 data is welcome because together with the Pillar 1 data the results will give us a better picture about the whole […]

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Government announcement on Council funding is “not what was promised” 

Government announcement on Council funding is “not what was promised” 

The Government has failed to deliver on its pledges to fully compensate Nottingham for the costs and impact of the Covid-19 pandemic says City Council Portfolio Holder for Finance, Councillor Sam Webster. In total Nottingham has incurred estimated costs and lost income of £85million due to Covid-19 with only £19million of Government support having been […]

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