Archive by category Public Health

Testing for Covid-19 variant of concern in City primary school

Testing for Covid-19 variant of concern in City primary school

Pupils and parents of Henry Whipple Primary in Bestwood are being asked to take a Covid-19 test after Public Health England identified cases of coronavirus related to a ‘variant of concern’. Targeted testing will take place at the school as a precautionary measure from Monday 17 May to Friday 21 May. It follows testing for […]

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‘Stay safe’ as city continues to unlock from Covid-19

‘Stay safe’ as city continues to unlock from Covid-19

People in Nottingham are being urged to ‘stay safe’ as the city moves towards Step Three of the Covid-19 roadmap after cases of a coronavirus ‘Variant of Concern’ have been confirmed in the city. The Variant of Concern – known as VOC-21APR-02 – has been identified by Public Health England. Cases have been found across […]

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Thousands of supermarket vouchers up for grabs

Thousands of supermarket vouchers up for grabs

Thousands of vouchers for £50 of supermarket shopping are being made available to more Nottingham residents who are struggling during the pandemic. Issued on a first-come, first-served basis, the vouchers are now available to any city residents who receive council tax support, after the criteria for who is eligible was relaxed. They must apply over […]

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Shops ready to reopen doors – but message remains to stay safe

Shops ready to reopen doors – but message remains to stay safe

Shoppers in Nottingham are being urged to support local businesses as they reopen next week – but to make sure they keep themselves and others safe. As part of the Government’s next stage of the roadmap out of national Covid restrictions, non-essential shops, hairdressers, barbers, beauticians and outdoor hospitality venues can open again from Monday. […]

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Twice-weekly rapid Covid tests to be offered to all adults with no symptoms

Twice-weekly rapid Covid tests to be offered to all adults with no symptoms

All adults in Nottingham, with no Covid symptoms, will now be able to access twice-weekly rapid tests from Friday (9 April).  The Government has announced this important step to encourage everyone to play their part in making sure the country can move forward safely to the next stage of the roadmap.   For those over 18 years old, two boxes of seven tests per person are […]

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Two parks regretfully closed following earlier problems

Two parks regretfully closed following earlier problems

The City Council has temporarily closed the Arboretum and Lenton recreation ground following issues earlier this week. The move has reluctantly been taken as the council seeks to deploy already stretched community protection officers and cleansing crews across the city. City Council Leader, Cllr David Mellen, said: “We have taken steps to prevent a repeat […]

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Protect your loved ones – get a Covid test at the new testing centres in Bulwell, Strelley and Top Valley

Protect your loved ones – get a Covid test at the new testing centres in Bulwell, Strelley and Top Valley

Three new Asymptomatic Testing Centres, for people who are not displaying Covid-19 symptoms, will open in Bulwell, Strelley and Top Valley. The three new testing centres will open in the car parks at the following sites: Buzz Bingo on Gala Way, Top Valley – opens on Wednesday 31 March (mobile unit) Strelley Social Club, Strelley […]

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Plea for responsible behaviour in city parks

Plea for responsible behaviour in city parks

The Leader of Nottingham City Council has called for everyone to take personal responsibility for sticking to rules as they are eased. Cllr David Mellen’s comments come after large crowds gathered yesterday evening at the Arboretum where ‘selfish minority’ behaved ‘thoughtlessly and recklessly’ by ignoring social distancing rules and leaving large amounts of litter behind. […]

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Household tests available at Asymptomatic Testing Sites from Friday

Household tests available at Asymptomatic Testing Sites from Friday

H Rapid Lateral Flow Tests, to test for Covid-19, will be available to collect from Asymptomatic Testing Sites across Nottingham from Friday 19 March. As more pupils and students return to the classroom, the Government has asked all adults who are in households, childcare and support bubbles of nursery children, primary and secondary-age pupils and […]

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Nottinghamshire parents urged to get twice-weekly testing as children return to classroom

Nottinghamshire parents urged to get twice-weekly testing as children return to classroom

Covid-19 rapid lateral flow tests are now available for anyone who is over the age of 18 who lives in the same home as a primary school, secondary school or college age student. As more pupils and students return to the classroom the Government has asked that all adults who live in households with primary […]

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