Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Information and support during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

Government's response

On Tuesday 22nd September, the Government announced some new changes to help prevent the acceleration of COVID-19 cases. This included the below changes:

  • Work from home if you can - talk to your employer about your situation. Office workers who can work from home should do so. In key public services and professions where homeworking is not possible, people should continue to attend their workplaces.
  • All pubs, bars and restaurants must operate table-service only, except for takeaways.
  • All hospitality venues must close at 10pm, although deliveries can continue after this time.
  • It will be law for staff and customers to wear face coverings in retail and hospitality venues, except when eating or drinking, or because someone is exempt, and for passengers in private hire and taxis.
  • Exemptions to the rule of 6 - From Monday 28th September, a maximum of 15 people will be able to attend wedding ceremonies and receptions.
  • Exemptions to the rule of 6 - Up to 30 people can still attend a funeral.
  • The rule of 6 will be extended to all adult indoor team sports.
  • Stricter enforcement - The penalty for failing to wear a face covering or breaking the rule of 6 will now double to £200 for a first offence.
  • People who fail to self-isolate will face a fine of up to £10,000.
  • COVID-19 Secure guidelines will become legal obligations. Businesses will be fined and could be closed if they breach these rules.
  • £60m more funding for police and Local Authorities to support a range of additional enforcement activity. 

Broxtowe Borough Council's response

The Council is working with partners across Nottinghamshire to respond to the pandemic as part of the Local Resilience Forum.

As well as responding to the virus, the Council has also put in place plans for the Borough's recovery. View the Council's recovery proposals (.pdf) ( 265kb) (Opens in a new window). 

wash hands, cover face, make spaceWhat you need to do

The most important things to remember are:

  • Wash your hands regularly
  • Wear a face covering when required
  • Make space by keeping a 2 metre distance from others, even family and friends who you don't live with
  • Stay at home if you have symptoms and book a test

The Government has a Coronavirus outbreak FAQs page (Opens in a new window), to clarify what you can and cannot do now, including outdoor activities.

New guidance on staying safe outside your home (Opens in a new window) outlines the principles to follow to stay safe when you leave your home. 

The Government have also issued advice on face coverings, when to wear one and how to make your own (Opens in a new window).

For information on Coronavirus, including the symptoms, visit:

Advice in other formats and languages

Doctors of the World are providing regular updates of translated guidance based on the NHS and the UK government’s advice and health information. The information is translated with the support of British Red Cross, Migrant Help, Clear Voice, and the Eastern European Resource Centre and is aimed at the migrant and asylum-seeking communities in the UK.

Nottinghamshire Local Outbreak Plan

The Local Outbreak Control Plan sets out the arrangements for ongoing local surveillance and the actions that will be taken in response to local outbreaks should they occur.

Read more information on Nottinghamshire County Council's Local Outbreak Plan webpage (Opens in a new window).

There is also a local outbreak plan covering Nottingham City, which you can read on Nottingham City Council's Local Outbreak Plan webpage (Opens in a new window).

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Staying up to date

The easiest way to stay up to date with the Council's updates is:

tel: 0800 555 111
Broxtowe Borough Council
tel: 0115 917 7777