The latest news and COVID-19 updates

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16th July, 2021

In this newsletter:

  • Restrictions are lifting but let's keep our community safe
  • Get tested at the new community testing site 
  • Don't delay in getting your vaccination
  • Other News

Restrictions are lifting but let's keep our community safe 

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The Government confirmed COVID-19 restrictions will be lifted on Monday 19th July, however some of our residents may still have concerns in regards to the amount of COVID-19 cases. 

Leader of Broxtowe Borough Council, Milan Radulovic, said: "Whilst we welcome the move to Step Four on the roadmap on the 19 July, we are concerned about rising cases in the Borough and we want to encourage people to be cautious in public spaces and urge people to come forward and get vaccinated.

Next week people will legally be allowed to use public transport and go to shops without wearing a face covering so I am asking people to use their common sense and choose whether they think they should continue to wear a face covering in public places where social distancing is difficult. This will help to protect not only ourselves, but also those around us.

Everyone over the age of 18 is able to receive their vaccination. If you have not yet come forward I would encourage you to do so. The vaccine offers a greater protection against the virus.”

Please continue to:

  • Wear a face covering to protect yourself and others
  • Wash your hands
  • Maintain space where you can
  • Meet others outdoors where possible.

Get tested at the new community testing site 

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On Monday 19th you can visit the new community testing site at Sun Inn, Eastwood, 10.00am - 4.00pm. 

Community (asymptomatic) testing is available for people who don't have COVID-19 symptoms.

1 in 3 people who have COVID-19 don't have any symptoms and could be spreading coronavirus without realising. Having regular tests can help stop this chain of transmission. 

If you have any COVID-19 symptoms please book a test or call 119.


Don't delay in getting your vaccination 

vaccine

With the COVID-19 restrictions confirmed to be lifting on Monday 19th July, it's more important than ever to make sure you are booked in for your vaccination. 

If you're over 18 you can book your appointment via the national booking system 

If you've had your first vaccination please remember to book your second appointment if not done so already.

Thank you to all of our residents who have booked their vaccination so far and let's keep each other safe. 

Find out more


Other News

Have your say on parks and open spaces in Broxtowe

parks consultation

 Broxtowe residents are being encouraged to participate in our survey and have their say on parks and open spaces in Broxtowe Borough.

The survey is available here and asks residents to let us know how they feel about their local parks and open spaces. We are encouraging residents to give their ratings on signage, cleanliness, planting, facilities and general maintenance.

Find out more

Let's all look after each other safely during the weekend heatwave! 

heatwave

This weekend is set to be a hot summers day so don't forget to look out for older people and others who may find it more difficult to stay cool and hydrated in hot weather. 

If you need to provide direct care for someone at risk from the hot weather, follow the COVID-19 guidance on providing care to family or friends. Wash your hands regularly and don’t visit at all if you are unwell - make alternative arrangements for their care. 

Don't forget for yourself to drink plenty of fluids and avoid excess alcohol during the hot weather. 

The best thing to do in the hot weather is stay out of the direct sun, especially between 11am & 3pm as UV rays are strongest during these hours.

Looking for support for your mental health? 

mental health support

Anyone can suffer from a mental health problem, and people can and do recover from them.

Mental Health problems include but are not limited to:

  • Stress
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Eating Disorders
  • Dementia

Broxtowe Borough Council is dedicated to supporting those struggling with their mental health and has set up a Mental Health Working Group to develop more ways to provide that support to its employees and its residents.

Find support

Time for a 'reel' relax at outdoor cinemas

outdoor cinema

Unwind with family and friends this summer at Broxtowe’s popular outdoor cinema events. Spread across five different locations from the 4th – 8th August, Mini Reel and Reel Outdoors are back.

If you like animation or family friendly fun, then a Mini Reel afternoon showing is perfect for you and the kids. Films include Onward, Aladdin, Dolittle, Sonic the Hedgehog and Tom and Jerry - The Movie. Each film starts at 2.30pm and tickets are £5 for a space for up to six people.

Enjoy the Reel Outdoors series of films with your friends. These evenings of film are a perfect way to enjoy the outdoors whilst watching quality cinema. You can reminisce with the classic Dirty Dancing or if you like a good singalong, then Rocketman and Grease are the ones for you. Magic and crime go hand in hand with Now You See Me and if you like something a little darker, then check out Joker.

Find out more


Support Available

Self-isolating

If you develop symptoms of COVID-19, stay at home and self-isolate immediately. If you have a positive test result but do not have symptoms, stay at home and self-isolate as soon as you receive the results. Your household needs to isolate too.

A new illustration by Public Health England explaining the self-isolation guidance is available to view and download: Stay at home illustration [PDF]

Learn more

Support to get essential supplies

If you are vulnerable and need help to get food, medicine or community support, please get in touch with the Nottinghamshire Community Support Hub www.nottinghamshire.gov.uk/coronaviruscommunityhub or call 0300 500 80 80

Financial support

In some circumstances, if you are required by law to self-isolate, you may be supported by a payment of £500, payable from Broxtowe Borough Council. Find out more about this scheme and other financial support at www.broxtowe.gov.uk/testandtracepayment or call 0115 917 7777

Mental health

The impact of the pandemic on you and your loved ones and not being able to enjoy all of the activities you would normally be involved in can all have an impact on your health. It is important to remember to look after yourself. Useful resources to support you, your family and friends can be found at www.broxtowe.gov.uk/wellbeing or call the Nottinghamshire Mental Health Helpline between 9.00am and 1.00pm, seven days a week on 0300 555 0730.

Accessing NHS services

If you have symptoms or a health concern you are worried about, please contact your GP practice. GP practices are still open and here for you. When you call your practice, you may be offered a consultation online or over the phone. If they feel they need to see you in person, they will invite you in for a face to face appointment. Read more for guidance at https://nottsccg.nhs.uk/covid-19/gp-appointment-guidance/

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Staying up to date

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Hands, face, space, fresh air

Find the latest guidance from the Government website.