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Plan B

Covid-19 response: PM introduces Plan B for England

To help reduce transmission and slow the spread of the Omicron variant in England, the Government has announced that England will move to Plan B as set out in the Autumn and Winter Plan 2021.

So, this means:

  • From 10 December, face coverings will be required by law in most indoor settings unless you’re exempt.
  • From 13 December, you should work from home where you can.
  • From 15 December, you will need the NHS Covid pass for nightclubs and other large venues. The Covid pass will show proof of two vaccine doses or a negative lateral flow test in the last 48 hours or have an exemption.

PM's announcement

Vaccines and testing remain our best lines of defence and if you’re eligible for your booster, book your appointment today.

1st, 2nd and booster doses available across Nottinghamshire

Over 40s can get the Covid-19 vaccine


More than 50 sites across the city and county offer the Covid-19 booster dose. To book your appointment visit the NHS website or call 119 to find the most convenient site. If you can’t find a slot at a suitable clinic, keep checking back as appointments get updated regularly.

First or second doses

If you still haven't taken up the offer of a first or second dose, you have not been forgotten, and there is a vaccine waiting for you. Anyone aged 16 and over can book an appointment online or call 119. 

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Pregnant women are being urged to get the vaccine by unvaccinated mothers

Pregnant woman

The Department of Health and Social Care has shared a powerful new video of unvaccinated mothers sharing their experiences of severe Covid-19 during pregnancy.

The video features three women who experienced serious complications after contracting Covid-19 before they’d been vaccinated, as well as the doctors and frontline staff who treated them, to warn of the dangers of the virus for pregnant women and their babies.

Vaccines continue to provide tens of thousands of pregnant women and their babies with vital protection from the virus.

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Traveling home for Christmas?

Guidance for travelling

If you are fully vaccinated or under 18 and coming from abroad, you must:

  • take a Covid-19 test – to be taken in the 2 days before you travel to England
  • book and pay for a Covid-19 PCR test – to be taken after you arrive in England
  • complete a passenger locator form – to be completed in the 48 hours before you arrive in England

If you are NOT fully vaccinated and coming from abroad, you must:

  • take a Covid-19 test – to be taken in the 2 days before you travel to England
  • book and pay for day 2 and day 8 Covid-19 PCR tests – to be taken after arrival in England
  • complete a passenger locator form – to be completed in the 48 hours before you arrive in England
  • quarantine at home or in the place you are staying for 10 full days

If you are coming from a country on the Red list, the rules apply even if you are fully vaccinated.

Travel guidance

Take a rapid test before going out

lateral flow tests

Testing remains a vital part of our defence against Covid-19.

Help keep everyone safe by taking a rapid lateral flow test before you go out and about, especially when you are going to be in crowded indoor places or visiting someone who is at higher risk from coronavirus.

Let’s do all we can to enjoy those Christmas parties, carol concerts and school plays safely.

Get a test

Wear a face covering when you're out and about

Face coverings

From 10 December face coverings will become a legal requirement for most indoor public venues.

Face coverings are already mandatory in shops and on public transport, so make sure you’re wearing one (unless medically exempt) when you’re doing your Christmas shopping!

More guidance

Energy bills becoming too high? Need more practical support? The Warm Homes Hub can help you

Warm Homes Hub

Last chance to get heating support including loft insulation, boiler repairs / replacements, benefit checks and more through the Warm Homes Hub! Nottinghamshire residents can still get access to a range of services to improve the heating in your home. 

Hurry! This scheme is finishing soon. Apply today to avoid missing out. Get in touch with one of the team by calling 0115 985 3000 or find out more at Warm Homes Hub.

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Coronavirus dashboard for Nottinghamshire

Coronavirus dashboard

Stay up to date with the Covid-19 infection rates in your local area by viewing the Coronavirus Dashboard for Nottinghamshire. Our table shows Covid-19 figures per 100,000 population across the county.


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Keep moving safely