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Coronavirus (COVID-19)

New restrictions are now in place in Nottingham and Nottinghamshire to help stop the spread of Covid-19. This is because cases of the virus are increasing and we all have to do more to keep each other safe.

New restrictions are now in place from Wednesday 14 October:

  • no mixing in indoor settings outside of your support bubble or immediate household
  • rule of 6: if meeting outside, you cannot meet with more than 6 people unless you all live together or are in the same support bubble. You can still mix in private gardens
  • restaurants, pubs, cafes, social clubs, casinos and bars must close by 10pm
  • Hands (wash your hands regularly and for 20 seconds), Face (wear a face covering in indoor settings where social distancing may be difficult, and where you will coming into contact with people you do not normally meet), Space (stay 2 metres apart from people you do not live with where possible, or 1 metre with extra precautions in place (such as wearing a face covering, or increasing ventilation indoors).

We are also advising that:

  • residents are advised to only use public transport for essential purposes, such as traveling to school or work
  • holidays should not be taken with members outside of your own household or support bubble
  • residents are advised against attending amateur and semi-professional sporting events as spectators.

People who have symptoms of Covid-19 – high temperature, continuous cough or loss of taste or smell – must self-isolate immediately and book a test online or by calling 119.

You can find the latest coronavirus advice from government about what you can and can't do on the Gov.UK website

What to do if you have symptoms

The most important symptoms of coronavirus are recent onset of any of the following: 

  • a new continuous cough
  • a high temperature
  • a loss of, or change in, your normal sense of taste or smell (anosmia). 

For most people coronavirus will be a mild illness. 

Self-isolation and contact with others

If you have any symptoms you must stay at home and isolate for 10 days. 

Anyone you live with must stay at home and isolate for 14 days after you get ill, even if they stay well. If they become ill they must isolate for 10 days from that point regardless of when their 14 days isolation started.

You should consider letting anyone you had close contact with in the 48 hours before you became ill know you have symptoms. 

There is more information on self-isolation on the NHS website. 

Arranging a coronavirus test

While self-isolating at home you should arrange for a test to check if you have the virus. You can arrange a Coronavirus test through the NHS website. 

Number of cases

The Department for Health and Social Care publishes daily statistics on the number of cases in the UK