Broxtowe Residents Urged To Stay At Home This Bank Holiday

Broxtowe Residents Urged To Stay At Home This Bank Holiday

09/04/20 - Residents in Broxtowe Borough are being urged to follow Government advice and stay home ahead of the Easter Bank Holiday weekend.

This Easter bank holiday will be different from what many of us are used to, but it is vital that Broxtowe residents follow the Government’s instructions around staying at home.

Leaving your home

The only reasons you may leave home are:

  • Shopping for basic necessities, for example food and medicine, which must be as infrequent as possible.
  • One form of exercise a day, for example a run, walk, or cycle - alone or with members of your household.
  • Any medical need, including to donate blood, avoid or escape risk of injury or harm, or to provide care or to help a vulnerable person.
  • Travelling for work purposes, but only where you cannot work from home.

Visiting parks and open spaces

Whilst playgrounds are closed, the Borough’s parks and open spaces remain open.

  • Only visit if absolutely necessary and try to visit at a less popular time.
  • Only visit green spaces you don’t need to drive to.
  • Whilst there, do not have contact with anyone other than the people you live with.
  • Stay at least 2m from others at all times.

Activities you could try at home with the kids

Easter is a great time to get creative! Here are some ideas of things you could do at home:

  • Make Easter eggs using whatever arts and crafts materials you have to hand.
  • Run an egg and spoon race with the people you live with
  • Make a ‘Pin the tail on the bunny’ game – either draw a bunny and use bluetac to stick the tail on, or make it into an outdoor game and be the bunny yourself! Can people catch you?
  • Indoor Easter egg hunt – the person who finds the most hidden eggs, wins.
  • Watch an Easter related film – what about Peter Rabbit or Hop?
  • Bake Easter themed cakes or biscuits or try making your own hot cross buns.
  • Just because you can’t spend time with your family or friends, doesn’t mean you can’t speak to them. Video chat them to wish them happy Easter.
  • Bunny bounce – have a hopping race, or see who can jump the highest! If you have some chalk and a patio or driveway, create a hopscotch game.

 Bank Holiday Bin Collections

Normal Collection Revised Collection Day

Good Friday 10th April

No change, still collected on Friday 10th April

Easter Monday 13th April

Tuesday 14th April

Tuesday 14th April

Wednesday 15th April

Wednesday 15th April

Thursday 16th April

Thursday 16th April

Friday 17th April

Friday 17th April

Saturday 18th April

 

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