Covid-19 Updates


Nottingham and Nottinghamshire Vaccination Programme Update - From NHS NOTTINGHAM AND NOTTINGHAMSHIRE CCG - 15th January

NHS Nottingham and Nottinghamshire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG)
recognises the role you have in engaging with and supporting
communities across Nottingham and Nottinghamshire. We would like to
request your assistance, as community leaders, in sharing important
messages regarding the COVID-19 vaccine with your community groups and
networks. You may have received several different messages regarding the
COVID-19 vaccine already. We have produced this toolkit to provide you
and your communities with the most up-to-date information regarding the
vaccine. Information within this toolkit can also be referred to when
responding to enquiries you may receive from your community members.
Please do share this toolkit and content widely.

We have received a number of enquiries about the booking process for
vaccinations. The guidance remains that we are asking the public to wait
until they have received their letter before contacting the NHS, their
GP or local hospital hub - the letter will have full details of how to
make an appointment.

We are aware that a booking link has been shared on social media and is
being shared informally between people. We are asking the public not to
use the link and to instead wait for their letter inviting them for an
appointment. If we could ask for your support in not further sharing the
link so that we can roll out vaccinations to priority groups as swiftly
as possible and protect the booking lines for those who need them most.

Please do not call your GP or turn up at A&E or your doctor's surgery -
the only way to get an appointment and the jab is to follow the
instructions in the letter.

Kindly note that the information in this toolkit is accurate as of
Friday 15th January 2021. This toolkit may be produced on a regular
basis to keep you updated with new information. If you wish to
unsubscribe from receiving this toolkit, you can do so by clicking the
'unsubscribe' button at the bottom of this page.

We thank you in advance for your assistance and support.

Kindest Regards,
NHS Nottingham and Nottinghamshire Clinical Commissioning Group


Nottingham and Nottinghamshire Vaccination Programme Update - From NHS NOTTINGHAM AND NOTTINGHAMSHIRE CCG

The biggest vaccination programme the NHS has ever undertaken is underway across Nottingham and Nottinghamshire. With people over the age of 80 years old, care home residents and staff, and health and care workers at the highest risk being vaccinated first. 

The roll out of Covid-19 vaccines to people most in need began at the two hospital hubs, Queens Medical Centre and Kings Mill Hospital, in early December.  

Teams across the health and care system in Nottinghamshire are now getting ready for a further roll out of the vaccine into the community for those outlined by the JCVI priority cohorts.  

The roll out process is a huge challenge and one that has had to move at great pace. Our teams are working really hard but it’s important to remember this is only the first stage of the programme so we are learning and improving as we go.  

We understand many people are keen to see their family get the vaccine as soon as possible to protect them from getting seriously ill. The current process involves a patient receiving either a letter or text message with details of how to make an appointment. Despite our best efforts this has been shared widely amongst other groups and the phone lines have been inundated.   

To support the booking teams we are asking people not to call the number unless they have received a text message or letter directly, either for themselves or for a relative in the most at-risk group. We need to protect the phone lines for those most in need.  

We can assure people that in time, everyone will be vaccinated so for now we are urging the public to work with us and be patient so we can first vaccinate those who need it most.  

During January GP practices and community sites will start to open across Nottinghamshire and as soon as we have confirmation of the sites we will be in touch with an update. 

The recent rise in cases and emergence of a new variant of the virus shows that we cannot let our guard down now.  Our NHS staff are doing an incredible job to deliver what it is the largest vaccination programme in our history, at the same time as continuing to be there for everyone who needs care. 

We would ask that you encourage your constituents to play their part in helping the NHS with these three key messages: 

• Please don’t contact the NHS to seek a vaccine, we will contact you;  

• When we do contact you, please attend your booked appointments;  

• Please continue to follow all the guidance to control the virus and save lives. 

For more information about covid vaccination visit 

Many Thanks


The Communication and Engagement Team

Nottingham and Nottinghamshire CCG.


Shelford Playing Field Update


Following on from previous updates, the Playing Field is now fully open, including the play equipment.


The play equipment itself has been deep cleaned (many thanks to Bev Bingham and Simon McLoughlan), but it is the responsibility of the parents/carers to ensure that children using the equipment are kept safe by wiping/sanitising their hands before and after use.


Social distancing must continue to be observed when using all elements of the playing field, and notices have been put in place to provide further instructions for use of the equipment.



Newark and Sherwood District Council Covid-19 Update


Following on from previous updates, Newark and Sherwood District Council have asked that the below information be shared across the nearby areas:


Last week, you will have picked up that there has been a rise in COVID
cases in Newark. From today (Monday) until Wednesday, there is a Mobile Testing
Station based at the lorry park behind Castle House, to allow people
with symptoms to be tested quickly and easily without having to travel
to testing centres which are currently based some distance away.

    * Testing is available from MONDAY 10 AUGUST TO WEDNESDAY 12 AUGUST
    * Book by phoning 119 or by visiting

We want to push this message out as far and widely as possible,
encouraging people to get tested in Newark if they have symptoms, across
the three days. We are heavily promoting the testing facility on Council
social media channels but would greatly appreciate your help in sharing
this information on any other online groups you might be part of, and
with your friends and family.


Notts County Council Covid-19 News and Advice


Notts County Council have asked for the below information to be shared as widely as possible (further inforation can be found on the Notts CC website -


Public Health officials are urging people in Nottinghamshire and Nottingham to take action to stop the spread of Covid-19.

Confirmed cases of the virus have increased in the county and city over the last few weeks - mirroring the rise in people testing positive nationally.

The two Director of Public Health in Nottinghamshire and Nottingham - Jonathan Gribbin and Alison Challenger - are today calling for everyone to remain vigilant and follow guidance to prevent Covid-19 rising further.

As well as continuing to wash hands, maintaining social distance and getting a free test for symptoms, people who have to share a car to get to work should be careful to use face coverings and to clean car surfaces at the end of each journey.

Families and friends from different households should also follow guidance when meeting in enclosed spaces, usually in the home; this is leading to the spread into other areas such as workplaces.

Jonathan Gribbin, Director of Public Health in Nottinghamshire, said: "Rates of Covid-19 were decreasing in Nottinghamshire. But that is no longer the case and it is causing some concern. Covid-19 has not gone away and what we are seeing now is an increase in new cases.

"If we do nothing, eventually we could see Covid-19 cases returning in a way which impacts local jobs and schools, and threatens our friends and families. We can avoid that happening. To do so we need everyone to play their part - individuals, friends, households, businesses. We are asking you to help by following all the precautions when you interact with anyone outside your family of household bubble. If we take action now, we can slow the spread of the virus and find a better way through the months ahead."

Current figures show:

  • 26 new positive cases of Covid-19 in Nottinghamshire County in the last seven days, up from 36 cases in the previous seven days
  • 26 new positive cases of Covid-19 in Nottingham City in the last seven days, up from 17 cases in the previous seven days.


Alison Challenger, Director of Public Health for Nottingham City, said: "We have to prevent the spread of Covid-19. We all have our part to play in this - everyone has worked hard to stick to the guidelines: people remained at home during lockdown and people are now working with us as we continue to safely reopen our city and county.

"But clearly, Covid-19 is still a threat to our health and wellbeing. We have to continue to remain vigilant and take every precaution possible to keep people safe in our communities.

"We look forward to getting our children back into school in September and people back into their workplaces - but if the Covid-19 rate continues to rise, this will be more and more of a challenge. Returning to normal life after lockdown needs to be done safely to both protect lives and enable the local economy to recover."

Take precautions when travelling by car

Those travelling by car should only do so with people from their household or within their support bubble, of if this is a work requirement. Outside of this, avoid sharing cars with other people, but if people need to then please make sure to:

  • share the transport with the same people each time
  • keep to small groups of people at any one time
  • open windows for ventilation
  • clean your car between journeys using standard cleaning products; make sure you clean door handles and other areas that people may touch
  • ask the driver and passengers to wear a face covering.


Having friends round to your home

People are also asked to continue to keep within family bubbles within their own homes. At all times, it is important to maintain social distancing from people you do not live with to reduce the risk of spreading the virus. You should only have close contact with people outside your household if you are in a support bubble with them. People should only meet other people they don't live with in three types of groups:

  • continue to meet in any outdoor space in a group of up to six people from different households
  • single adult households - in other words adults who live alone or with dependent children only - can continue to form an exclusive 'support bubble' with one other household
  • people can also meet in a group of two households (anyone in your support bubble is considered to be part of your household) in any location - public or private, indoors or outdoors. This does not need to be with the same household each time.

As well as guidelines on car sharing and gatherings at home, the best steps to prevent the spread of Covid-19 continue to be:

  • maintain social distance
  • wear a face covering in shops and on public transport
  • wash hands frequently with soap and water for 20 seconds
  • share test and trace details when you go to a pub, café or restaurant
  • self-isolate if you have symptoms and get a free test for Covid-19.


New rules on face coverings from Saturday 8 August

The places where people will have to wear a face covering will be expanded to include:

  • funeral directors
  • premises providing professional, legal or financial services
  • cinemas
  • theatres
  • bingo halls
  • concert halls
  • museums, galleries, aquariums, indoor zoos or visitor farms, other indoor tourist, heritage or cultural sites
  • nail, beauty, hair salons and barbers - other than where necessary to remove for treatments
  • massage parlours
  • public areas in hotels and hostels
  • places of worship
  • libraries and public reading rooms
  • community centres
  • social clubs
  • tattoo and piercing parlours
  • indoor entertainment venues (amusement arcades, funfairs, heritage sites, adventure activities like laser quest, go-karting, escape rooms)
  • storage and distribution facilities
  • veterinary services
  • auction houses.


People are strongly encouraged to wear a face covering in other enclosed public places where social distancing may be difficult and where people come into contact with other people they do not normally meet.



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