Archive by category Public Health

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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City prepares a cautious welcome as pubs and other businesses reopen this weekend

City prepares a cautious welcome as pubs and other businesses reopen this weekend

Nottingham is preparing to welcome more people back as pubs and restaurants and other hospitality services can start to re-open from this Saturday (July 4) – with the council urging caution. The city has already started to carefully and safely reopen as non-essential shops went back to business last month and the Government eased lockdown […]

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Nottingham City sets out plan for managing coronavirus outbreaks

Nottingham City sets out plan for managing coronavirus outbreaks

A plan for how future outbreaks of coronavirus will be managed and controlled in Nottingham City has been published. The Local Outbreak Control Plan sets out the framework for how Nottingham City Council will work with partners, businesses and citizens to contain the spread of the virus, working with the NHS Test and Trace service. […]

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Resuming council services

Resuming council services

Nottingham City Council is getting ready to restart a range of its services as the city adapts to a ‘new normal’ during the COVID 19 pandemic. The council is carefully considering which services can reopen – with the priority being on safety – as lockdown restrictions are beginning to ease and the city itself starts […]

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Welcome back! Nottingham begins to reopen

Welcome back! Nottingham begins to reopen

Nottingham will start to carefully and safely reopen to more people as lockdown restrictions are eased and new arrangements are put in place to make it possible. The Government announced last month that all non-essential retail would be able to reopen from 15 June if its five tests are met and they follow the COVID-19 secure guidelines. […]

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The Robin Hood Fund and Nottingham City Council Combine to Support Nottingham’s Largest Ever Food Programme

The Robin Hood Fund and Nottingham City Council Combine to Support Nottingham’s Largest Ever Food Programme

£29,000 of joint funding will be used to support more than 40 food banks and social eating projects across Nottingham. Funding will enable FareShare to dramatically increase its work with local organisations ensuring more people that need support receive it. Food provisions will double and a dedicated food delivery infrastructure will be created as the […]

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Impact of Covid-19 on BAME communities

Impact of Covid-19 on BAME communities

A Public Health England review has found that people from Black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) groups in the UK are more likely to die from coronavirus https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/889195/disparities_review.pdf Cllr Rebecca Langton, portfolio holder for Communities, said:  “We are pleased that following public pressure, Public Health England have published this long awaited report today. Whilst the findings […]

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Walking and cycling improvements planned as Covid restrictions are eased

Walking and cycling improvements planned as Covid restrictions are eased

The Government has announced £2.5m of new funding for Nottingham to introduce temporary measures to encourage walking and cycling as Covid restrictions are eased. The City Council has already invested in facilities for walking and cycling in Nottingham. There is extensive pedestrianisation in the city centre, with more planned, and many city centre pavements have […]

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