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Are a tradesperson that works in a care home? You must be fully vaccinated by 11 November

From 11th November 2021 in order to keep residents and vulnerable people safe, all care home workers and anyone going into a care home will need to be fully vaccinated, unless they are exempt under the regulations or dealing with an emergency situation.

Anyone who goes into a care home as part of their professional responsibilities will need to show proof that they have been vaccinated. Staff who normally work in non-care settings, like in the company headquarters for example, will still need to be vaccinated if they enter a care home. This also includes staff who may work in the home on a part-time or occasional basis to provide non-care-related services, such as hairdressing, maintenance or activities for residents.

To go into a care home, staff and visiting professionals must be able to show that they have received a complete course of their Covid-19 vaccination, unless exemptions apply. People that have been vaccinated by the NHS in England may demonstrate their vaccination status using the NHS Covid Pass service in the following ways:

Your NHS appointment card cannot be used as proof of vaccination status.

Care home workers and  visiting professionals need  to get their first dose  by 16 September so they are fully vaccinated by the time the regulations come into force on 11 November.  

Find out how to get a vaccination by checking the Nottingham and Nottinghamshire CCG website

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Share your experience of the pandemic in the Big Notts Survey

The big Notts survey

As part of the Big Notts Survey we want to know about all the difficulties you’ve faced during the pandemic and of any positive changes it made to your life. As we continue to recover and to look further into the future, we also want to know your concerns and how you think the Council can best support you, your family and community to make a better Nottinghamshire for us all.

The survey takes just a few minutes to complete but will be central to the Council’s 10-year plan that will be published this autumn.

Complete the Big Notts Survey

Weekly Covid-19 vaccination walk-in timetable

Grab a jab

First and second Covid-19 vaccine doses are available at vaccination clinics across Nottinghamshire. Remember, second doses are available 56 days (8 weeks) after your first dose.

The walk-in vaccination sites include King’s Mill Hospital, QMC, Forest Recreation Ground, King’s Meadow Campus, Gamston Community Centre, Ashfield Health Village, Newark Showground, Richard Herrod Centre and Mansfield Vaccination Centre. View the weekly timetable here.

In Bassetlaw, you can book an appointment through the National NHS Booking Service or call 119.

Where to get your vaccine

16 and 17-year-olds can get their Covid-19 vaccine

16-17 year olds

Young people living in Nottingham and Nottinghamshire aged 16 and 17 can walk into certain vaccination sites to grab their Covid-19 vaccine. Ellie Carter is aged 16 and visited King’s Mill Hospital site to get her vaccine. Hear more about her experience and why she decided to grab a jab.

Read Story

Which Covid-19 test you should get and when?

Covid-19 testing

Rapid lateral flow tests are for when you don’t have symptoms and should be taken as part of the routine twice weekly testing.

PCR tests are for when you have symptoms or if you have been double jabbed but in contact with someone who has tested positive.

Get a test

Heading to University?

Heading back to university

Now the new academic year is about to start it is important to make sure that everyone helps to keep each other safe by getting vaccinated (if eligible) and regularly testing.

The advice is to test before you travel back to university by ordering a free lateral flow test online or collection from your local pharmacy.

More advice

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Local Covid-19 rates for Nottinghamshire

In the seven days between 21 - 27 August, Nottinghamshire (excluding the city) had an average of 418.6 cases per 100,000 population.


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