Covid-19 Advice – Updated 14th October 2020

Message from Broxtowe Borough Council 14-10-2020

Good afternoon,

 

New restrictions have come into effect in our area today, to help stop the spread of COVID-19 in Broxtowe and the rest of Nottinghamshire. You have done a fantastic job following the Government guidance and encouraging others to as well, please keep up the good work!

 

Below you will find our most recent Latest News Bulletin. Whilst this is usually only sent to our subscribers, we wanted to share with other individuals and groups across Broxtowe, so you have the information directly from us today.

 

If you have any queries, concerns or need advice relating to the new restrictions, please visit:

 

gov.uk/coronavirus

www.broxtowe.gov.uk/coronavirus

www.nottinghamshire.gov.uk/coronavirus

 

If you would like to sign up to our Latest News Email Me bulletins, please go to https://www.broxtowe.gov.uk/about-the-council/communications-web-social-media/email-me/

 

It hasn’t been possible to send this email to every person/group in Broxtowe, so please feel free to share this with individuals and groups you think might find this useful.

 

Thank you for doing all you can to help your community at this challenging time. By following the rules and encouraging others to, you are making a difference.

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14th October 2020

 

New Restrictions in place in Broxtowe – effective from 14th October

 

From today (14th October) new restrictions will be in place for Broxtowe, as well all areas within Nottinghamshire County and Nottingham City.

This follows the Government’s announcement of a new three tier system for COVID-19 restrictions.

Nottinghamshire has been placed within tier two and is on a ‘high’ alert level.

Tier two restrictions are:

  • People must not meet socially with anybody not in their household or support bubble in any indoor setting, whether at home or in a public place.
  • People must not meet in a group of more than six outside, including in a garden or other space.
  • People should aim to reduce the number of journeys they make where possible. If they need to travel, they should walk or cycle where possible, or to plan ahead and avoid busy times and routes on public transport.

If you are considered to be extremely vulnerable, view the guidance on shielding in a high alert level area.

These restrictions will be reviewed by the Government regularly.

Hands, face, space

As well as following the new restrictions above, please also:

Remember: Hands, face, space

  • HANDS – wash hands regularly for at least 20 seconds
  • FACE – wear face coverings in enclosed spaces (unless exempt) where you can’t keep your distance 
  • SPACE – observe social distancing of 2 metres (or 1m, with additional precautions, where 2m is not possible)

Self-isolate if you have symptoms

Self-isolate and get a free test if you have any of these symptoms:

  • a high temperature 
  • a new, continuous cough 
  • a loss or change to your sense of smell or taste

Additional information

  • Businesses and venues can continue to operate, in a COVID-Secure manner, other than those which remain closed in law.
  • Certain businesses selling food or drink on their premises are required to close between 10pm and 5am. Businesses and venues selling food for consumption off the premises, can continue to do so after 10pm as long as this is through delivery service, click-and-collect or drive-thru.
  • Schools, universities and places of worship remain open.
  • Weddings and funerals can go ahead with restrictions on the number of attendees.
  • Exercise classes and organised sport can continue to take place outdoors. These will only be permitted indoors if it is possible for people to avoid mixing with people they do not live with (or share a support bubble with).
  • People can continue to travel to venues or amenities which are open, for work or to access education, but should look to reduce the number of journeys they make where possible.

‘High alert’ guidance

Why have these measures been put in place?

This comes as the numbers across the city and county continue to escalate. Numbers in the city are currently at more than 900 cases per 100,000 and the county ranges between 90 and 290 per 100,000. This is based on the rate in the seven days up to 8th October.

The new restrictions are designed to curb this trajectory to save lives, protect the most vulnerable, reduce pressure on the NHS, and keep schools and businesses open as much as possible.

Find out more

Download the app

The app allows you to:

  • Report your symptoms
  • Check-in at venues
  • Book a coronavirus test
  • Check your local area risk level
  • Get alerted if you’ve been near other users who have tested positive for coronavirus
  • Keep track of your self-isolation countdown and access relevant advice
  • Help the NHS to trace those infected
  • Protect yourself and loved ones

Find out more

Accurate advice 

There will be lots of speculation and rumour so it’s important to be aware of false information:

  • Consider the source – where did you receive the information from?
  • Cross check – are other reliable platforms sharing the same information?

Follow accurate advice, from accurate sources:

Looking after your wellbeing

Working from home, worrying about the impact of the pandemic on you and your loved ones, and not being able to enjoy all of the activities you would normally be involved in, can all have an impact on your health.

It is important to remember to look after yourself so some useful resources are available on our Wellbeing page.

This includes advice on looking after your mental health, physical health, reducing your risk of getting illnesses including COVID-19 and supporting your children, family and friends with their health. 

Mental health helpline

The Nottinghamshire Mental Health Helpline is available 9am -11pm, seven days a week, for anyone who needs emotional support or information about what help is available locally for people struggling with their mental health. Professionals are also welcome to call the helpline for advice on working with patients with mental health issues. 

Mental health crisis helpline

Nottinghamshire Healthcare Foundation Trust has launched a new mental health helpline for local people in crisis.

The helpline number is 0300 303 0165 and is available to anyone in mental health crisis at anytime, anywhere across Nottingham and Nottinghamshire.

Available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, it’s the number to call if you are experiencing a mental health crisis and need immediate help. It’s open to people of all ages who need urgent mental health support.

Further information

You can find links to further Mental Health Support Organisations on our Mental Health webpage.

Staying up to date

The easiest way to stay up to date is by checking our dedicated Coronavirus webpages

They contain useful information on:

We also share daily updates on our social media accounts and will be sending you this email bulletin every Friday.

Share this

Please share the information in this email bulletin with friends, family, neighbours and colleagues to help us pass on these important messages, particularly if they’re not online.

Please also encourage anyone who isn’t already subscribed to this Email Me Service to sign up at www.broxtowe.gov.uk/emailme so they can receive these updates.

Find the latest guidance from the Government website.

 

Message from Broxtowe Borough Council

“We have today issued the following statement from the Leader and Deputy Leader.

https://www.broxtowe.gov.uk/news-events/news/press-releases-2020/october-2020/residents-asked-not-to-mix-indoors-with-people-from-other-households/

The key messages which we need to share with residents over the coming days are: 

Remember hands, face, space

  • HANDS – wash hands regularly for at least 20 seconds
  • FACE – wear face coverings in enclosed spaces where you can’t keep your distance
  • SPACE – observe social distancing of 2metres (or 1metre with additional precautions where 2m is not possible) – this includes at home if you are mixing with others. Stick to the ‘rule of 6’ for gatherings indoors or outdoors.

 Self-isolate and get a free test if you have any of these symptoms

  • a high temperature – this means you feel hot to touch on your chest or back (you do not need to measure your temperature)
  • a new, continuous cough – this means coughing a lot for more than an hour, or 3 or more coughing episodes in 24 hours (if you usually have a cough, it may be worse than usual)
  • a loss or change to your sense of smell or taste – this means you’ve noticed you cannot smell or taste anything, or things smell or taste different to normal

Please don’t mix with people from other households

Broxtowe has joined other local authorities across Nottinghamshire in asking residents not to mix indoors with people from other households. This comes as the number of COVID-19 cases continues to increase across the local area and in anticipation of new restrictions for the whole of Nottinghamshire being announced next week.

Follow accurate advice from accurate sources

There will be lots of speculation and rumour so it’s important to be aware of false information:

  • Consider the source – where did you receive the information from?
  • Cross check – are other reliable platforms sharing the same information?

Follow accurate advice, from accurate sources:

Staying updated

The situation is changing very quickly, but we will keep residents updated with any announcements as soon as we possibly can.

Please continue to support these messages through your own channels.

I will share further key messages and resources for you to share on your channels as soon as they are available following any announcements regarding additional restrictions.”