Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

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

Red alert banner saying: New restrictions in place for Broxtowe

New restrictions in place for Broxtowe - effective from 14th October 2020

Following a statement by the Prime Minister on 12th October, new restrictions will be in place for Broxtowe, as well as the whole of Nottinghamshire County and Nottingham City,  as part of a new three tier system. 

Nottinghamshire has been placed within tier 2 and is on a 'high' alert level.  Read the New “high” alert level announced by Government for Nottingham and Nottinghamshire press release.

Tier two restrictions are:

  • People must not meet with anybody outside 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 (other than where specific exemptions apply in law).
  • 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.

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 where you can’t keep your distance (unless you are exempt - view the full list of exemptions (Opens in a new window)

  • SPACE - observe social distancing of 2metres (or 1metre with additional precautions where 2m is not possible) 

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

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) or for youth or disability sport.

  • 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.

  • If you are considered to be extremely vulnerable, view the guidance on shielding in a high alert level area. (Opens in a new window).

  • These restrictions will be reviewed by the Government every 28 days.

  •  Full details on the 'high alert' level  which Nottinghamshire has been placed in can be found on the Government's high alert guidance page (Opens in a new window).

  • View High Level FAQs (Opens in a new window)

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:

Response to COVID-19

The Government has issued a plan for the next phase of response to coronavirus, Our plan to rebuild: The UK Government's COVID-19 recovery strategy (Opens in a new window)

Locally, 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.

Broxtowe Borough 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). 

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

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