Covid-19 update| Self-isolation guidance | Vaccinations in health and care settings | Inequalities Small Grants Fund | Reporting lateral flow tests | Coronavirus dashboard

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Self-isolation guidance

Guidance for self-isolation

If you have tested positive for Covid-19 (PCR or lateral flow test) or have symptoms you must self-isolate.

You can end the self-isolation period after five full days if you have two negative lateral flow tests taken on consecutive days (i.e. days six and seven). The first test should not be taken before the fifth day after your symptoms started (or the day your test was taken if you don’t have symptoms).

You should only end your self-isolation after you have had two negative lateral flow tests taken on consecutive days.

The self-isolation period remains 10 full days for those without negative results from two lateral flow tests taken a day apart.

Self-isolation guidance

Government announcement on mandatory vaccinations


The Secretary of State for Health and Social Care has announced that a consultation will begin on ending vaccination as a condition of deployment in health and all social care settings (regulated providers).

Subject to the responses and Parliamentary approval, the Government will revoke the regulations.

Find out more

Face coverings in healthcare settings

Face coverings

Even though you are no longer legally required to wear a face covering in a public setting in England, you will still need to when visiting healthcare settings. This includes hospitals and GP surgeries. Face coverings must also be worn by everyone accessing or visiting care homes.

Wearing a face covering will help protect patients, families and NHS staff and volunteers.

When to wear face coverings

Let in fresh air


If you are meeting friends and family indoors remember to let in plenty of fresh air. 

When a person infected with Covid-19 coughs, talks or breathes, they release droplets and aerosols which can be breathed in by another person. Meeting outdoors vastly reduces the risk of airborne transmission, but this may not always be possible in the colder months.

The fresh air helps disperse any Covid-19 particles, helping to keep you and your loved ones safe.

Stay safe

Up to £500 funding available to help increase Covid-19 vaccine uptake

Inequalities small grant fund

Are you a community or voluntary organisation with ideas about innovative ways that the Covid-19 vaccination could be promoted or how uptake could be improved for community groups?

If so, you may be eligible for up to £500 funding through the Inequalities Small Grants Fund.

Find out more

Vaccinations for 5 to 11 year olds at high risk

Vaccine defence

Some children aged 5 to 11 can get a first and second dose of the Covid-19 vaccine if either:

  • they have a condition that means they're at high risk of getting seriously ill from Covid-19
  • they live with someone who has a weakened immune system.

Parents and guardians will get an invitation from a local NHS service such as a GP surgery or a hospital specialist to make an appointment for their child.

A small number of walk-in COVID-19 vaccination sites are also offering the vaccine to children aged 5 to 11. You'll need to bring the letter, email or text inviting your child for their vaccine.

Find out more

Report lateral flow test results

Report lateral flow test results

Don’t forget to report your lateral flow test results. You should report your results whether they are positive, negative or void.

Reporting results helps to:

  • ¬†reduce infection rates in your community
  • ¬†protect people at higher risk of infection
  • prevent and reduce the spread of the virus
  • ¬†find out if you‚Äôre infectious (you may not have symptoms).

Report result

The latest Covid-19 rates across the county

Coronavirus dashboard

The Coronavirus Dashboard for Nottingham and Nottinghamshire is sourced from the UKHSA national dataset, which now includes reinfections in daily case numbers. 

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