COVID-19 Update

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COVID-19 Update

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National Carers Week

🌈 Support for carers 🌈

Being a carer can make you feel lonely, particularly if you’re looking after someone with dementia, so we’re encouraging carers to get in touch with the Nottinghamshire Carers Hub.

The Hub can offer personalised information and support to meet your individual need. You can contact them on 0115 824 8824 or visit www.nottinghamshirecarershub.org/

Although their face-to-face services aren’t currently running, the team have found alternative ways to support carers such as weekly mindfulness videos and virtual carers support groups. There are lots of quizzes, exercise classes and other activities planned this week for Carers Week too. 

Visit the Carers Hub

Still here to help ❗

Community Hub

As many people across the county start to return to work, vulnerable friends, relatives and neighbours could find themselves with limited or no support.

We know there are people in Nottinghamshire who are continuing to self-isolate, or who need help. Our Community Hub is still open and offering help in accessing food, medicines and other daily tasks, or just for those who need someone to talk to 💚

More info

Stay alert to government guidance on face coverings

Face covering

Public transport passengers, including those who use Nottsbus Connect services, will soon be required to wear a face covering while travelling.

From Monday 15 June, passengers intending to board a bus, coach, tram, train, ferry or aircraft must ensure that their nose and mouth are covered to limit the spread of coronavirus.

Other advice includes washing hands before putting the face covering on and taking it off, making sure it is washed regularly using normal detergent, and not touching the covering while wearing it.

Find out more about face covering requirements

Changes to concessionary travel 🚌

Concessionary Travel

From Monday 15 June temporary changes to allow concessionary bus pass holders to travel for free before 9.30am will come to an end.

If you hold a concessionary pass, you will still be able to:

✅ travel for free all day at the weekend
✅ travel for free after 9.30am on weekdays

Find out more

Employment and benefits support

DWP

As the coronavirus pandemic continues to have an impact on many lives, the government has launched a useful website offering support and advice on employment and benefits,  housing, furlough, sick pay, self-employment and much more. 

Need financial support? Visit the website below ⬇️

Visit the website

Get out on the water as facilities re-open at the National Water Sports Centre

NWSC

 

💦 Facilities including the white-water course and regatta lake at Holme Pierrepont Country Park are set to re-open from Saturday 13 June for existing members only.

If you would like to make a splash on the white-water course or regatta lake you can book a slot through the website.  

We're also pleased to announce that from 13 June, visitors to Holme Pierrepont will be able to enjoy the surroundings for longer as opening hours will be extended to: 

⏰ 7am - 8:30pm (Monday to Friday)
⏰ 7am - 3.30pm (Weekends)

More info here

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