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Council urges Nottingham to make it a Big Weekend on vaccines

Council urges Nottingham to make it a Big Weekend on vaccines

Staff and councillors are teaming up with NHS colleagues to promote a long weekend of vaccinations across the city and county. NHS Nottingham and Nottinghamshire CCG is hosting its second Big Weekend event from today (Friday) until Monday next week. It follows the success of the first Grab A Jab at the Forest Recreation Ground […]

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New Director of Public Health to lead Nottingham City’s response to Covid-19

New Director of Public Health to lead Nottingham City’s response to Covid-19

Nottingham’s new Director of Public Health, Lucy Hubber, has this week taken up her key role of leading the city’s ongoing response to the Covid-19 pandemic. Lucy joins the City Council after being Director of Public Health at Luton Borough Council. As well as the immediate and continuing effort to tackle Covid-19, Lucy’s key focus […]

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Testing for Covid-19 variant of concern in second city school

Testing for Covid-19 variant of concern in second city school

Staff, pupils and family members at Ellis Guilford school, in Basford, 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 24 May to Friday 28 May. It follows […]

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Let’s go back to Nottingham – but let’s do so safely

Let’s go back to Nottingham – but let’s do so safely

Nottingham is ready to give a warm and safe welcome to visitors as lockdown restrictions ease further from Monday (May 17th).A Let’s Go Nottingham campaign kicks off next week to encourage people to return to enjoying everything the city has to offer and to give local businesses the boost they need after a turbulent year […]

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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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