Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Information about how to protect yourself and others from Coronavirus (COVID-19).

Page last updated: 1st March 2020, 11.00am

The Council has plans in place to help prepare for the impacts of Coronavirus. We’re also working closely with other agencies to ensure residents are supported and kept informed.

This page is updated at 11.00am and 4.00pm, Monday to Friday with the latest advice, details of affected Council services and signposting to support.

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You must now stay at home

Following the Prime Minister's announcement on 23rd March, people must now stay at home because we need to protect the NHS. This is how we will save lives.

Coronavirus: Stay home, protect the NHS, save livesThe Government will

  • Close all shops selling non-essential goods, such as clothing and electronics stores.
  • Close all libraries, playgrounds, outdoor gyms and places of worship.
  • Stop all gatherings of more than two people in public - excluding people you live with.
  • Stop all social events including weddings, baptisms and other ceremonies - except funerals.

The only reasons you may leave home are

  • To go to work (if you’re a key worker)
  • To shop for groceries, medicine and other essentials (infrequently)
  • To exercise outside (once a day)
  • To provide care of help a vulnerable person
  • For any medical need

Do not

Visit family or friends who don’t live with you.

What will happen if you don't follow the rules

If you don’t follow the rules the Police will enforce them with fines and dispersing gatherings.

These policies will be revisited in 3 weeks.

Stay at home. Protect the NHS. Save lives.

Read the full guidance on staying at home (Opens in a new window).

If you think you have symptoms of Coronavirus

You should stay home.

Please follow the Government’s Stay At Home Guidance (Opens in a new window).

The most common symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19) are recent onset of:

  • A high temperature
  • A new continuous cough

Do not go to a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital.

Use the 111 coronavirus service (Opens in a new window) to find out what to do. Only call 111 if you cannot get help online.

The NHS Coronavirus website  (Opens in a new window) contains all the information you need to know including how long you need to stay at home.

If you are already staying at home

Read the Government's advice about staying at home if you have symptoms (Opens in a new window).

This includes FAQs about planning how you manage a home, information about how to dispose of your waste and other useful advice.

If you are extremely vulnerable

There are approximately 1.5 million people across the country who have been contacted, asking them to stay at home for 12 weeks - a strategy called 'shielding'.

If you are one of these people, you will have received a letter letting you know what you need to do.

More information on what you should do if you are shielding is available on the Government's Guidance on Shielding page (Opens in a new window).

Staying up to date

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

Further information

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