COVID-19 Update |Stay home this Easter | Free parking for key workers and volunteers | Guidance for looking after your mental health and wellbeing |Egg-cellent activities to enjoy at home |

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COVID-19 Update


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Stay at home this Easter

Stay home this Easter Notts

Spring has definitely sprung in the county, the weather is getting a little sunnier and warmer and mother nature is blooming. Naturally, we'll want to get outdoors more, but PLEASE remember to continue following the Government's advice about staying home with the exception of your one form of exercise per day.

We're all in this together, so let's look after each other.💚

Stay Home. Protect the NHS. Save Lives.

Coronavirus FAQs - what you can and can't do

Free parking permit for health, social care and other key workers

Parking permits for key workers and NHS staff

We've teamed up with all the district and borough councils to offer a new free parking permit for people who are helping unwell and vulnerable residents.

This means that NHS workers, social care staff, community volunteers, and others can park for an unlimited time on single yellow lines, in council-owned car parks and other areas.

Thank you to these workers and volunteers for all the amazing things you do every day to help others. 

Apply now

Applications flood in for community funding

Community Fund

Thank you to all the voluntary groups and charities who have applied to our £1m Community Fund to help with running costs during this crisis.

We're busy assessing and reviewing the hundreds of applications we've received, and will be in touch with those that have submitted to receive funding as soon as possible.

Keep up the fantastic work Notts.

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Coronavirus community hub update

Community Hub

Since the Nottinghamshire Coronavirus Community Hub went live last Thursday we have assisted with over 275 requests for support.

We're committed to getting help to those who really need it. Please share information about the hub and the services available with others.

Find out more

Mental health and wellbeing during the outbreak

Mental health and wellbeing

During this time, you may be bored, frustrated or lonely. You may also feel low, worried, anxious, or be concerned about your health or that of those close to you.

Everyone reacts differently to events and changes in the way that we think, feel and behave vary between different people and over time.

It’s important that you take care of your mind as well as your body and to get further support if you need it. The Government has put together a guide full of handy advice and signposts where best to go for help should you need it.

Read guidance

Easter activities to enjoy at home

Easter fun at home

From virtual museum tours you can enjoy from the comfort of your own home, to colouring and craft templates you can download and get creative with, you don’t need to look any further for your Easter ideas.

Check out our Easter at home inspiration packed full of activities that all the family can enjoy.

View Easter activities

Don't confuse hay fever symptoms with Coronavirus

Don't confuse hay fever with covid symptoms

As the tree pollen count is set to soar this weekend, it's very easy to confuse hayfever symptoms with Coronavirus or a common cold.

Check hay fever symptoms

Don't forget - if you are still concerned about your symptoms use the NHS app or NHS 111 online for advice. 

Access 111 online

Don't forget...

Please remember that all Nottinghamshire recycling centres are closed.

Any waste you would normally take to a recycling centre should not be placed in to your kerbside bin - instead please store it safely until the sites re-open.

Thanks for your co-operation Notts.

All Nottinghamshire Recycling Centres are closed

Meet the team 💚

Richard, one of our specialist adult social care advisors

Let us introduce to you, Richard - he's one of our specialist adult social care advisors who work specifically to help and advise residents needing Social Care help.

During this crisis period, he is one of the team that have been signposting people that are struggling to get shopping and medication to our Community Hub of volunteers and organisations that have stepped forward to assist them, and helping to ensure that residents with significant health concerns that have been asked to self isolate for 12 weeks receive emergency food parcels. 

Like many, he's now working from home. Our IT team have been working hard to ensure all our call centre advisors are able to answer calls from their home meaning no reduction in service.

A little thanks from Richard to you Notts "It's a privilege to be on the front line supporting the residents of Nottinghamshire. The thanks that they show us and our partner agencies has been really humbling...My only regret is not getting a haircut before lock-down!"

(Also we take GDPR very seriously hence the blurred out screens)👍

Change to customer service centre opening hours

Please share the information in this email bulletin with friends, family, neighbours and colleagues to help us pass on these important messages, particularly if they're not online.