Broxtowe Residents Urged To Stay Alert This Bank Holiday

Broxtowe Residents Urged To Stay Alert This Bank Holiday

21/05/20 - Residents in Broxtowe Borough are being urged to follow Government advice and stay alert ahead of the Bank Holiday weekend so that we can control the COVID-19 virus.

You must

  • Stay at home as much as possible.
  • Work from home if you can.
  • Limit contact with other people.
  • Keep your distance if you go out (2 metres apart where possible).
  • Wash your hands regularly.

You can

  • Spend time outdoors – for example sitting and enjoying the fresh air, picnicking, or sunbathing.
  • Meet one other person from a different household outdoors - following social distancing guidelines.
  • Exercise outdoors as often as you wish - following social distancing guidelines.
  • Use outdoor sports courts or facilities, such as a tennis or basketball court, or golf course – with members of your household, or one other person while staying 2 metres apart.
  • Go to a garden centre.

At all times, you should continue to observe social distancing guidelines when you are outside your home, including ensuring you are 2 metres away from anyone outside your household.

You cannot

  • Visit friends and family in their homes.
  • Exercise in an indoor sports court, gym or leisure centre, or go swimming in a public pool.
  • Use an outdoor gym or playground.
  • Visit a private or ticketed attraction.
  • Gather in a group of more than two (excluding members of your own household), Except for a few specific exceptions set out in law (for work, funerals, house moves, supporting the vulnerable, in emergencies and to fulfil legal obligations).

If you are showing coronavirus symptoms, or if you or any of your household are self-isolating, you should stay at home - this is critical to staying safe and saving lives.

Council Bank Holiday Opening Hours

The Council will be closed on Monday 25th May, although the offices are currently closed to the public due to the current pandemic. Normal service will resume on Tuesday 26th May operating 8.30am – 5.00pm.

LLeisure Centres and the D.H Lawrence Museum are all currently closed due to Covid-19.

Bin Collections

Bin collections will be slightly different next week as they will be collected a day later than usual. If your collection is usually on a Monday then next week your collection will be on Tuesday.

Celebrating Eid Safely

The Muslim festival of Ramadan comes to an end this weekend with Eid Al-Fitr, a day that is typically marked by communal prayers, socialising with family and friends and sharing of gifts.

This Eid, people can go outside with those in their household or meet with only one other person who doesn’t live in that household as long as a distance of 2 metres is kept between them. This must only be two people in total meeting outside; one from each household. To protect themselves and others, people must not gather in groups with people from more than one household.

We are encouraging those celebrating Eid to use digital technology to connect with family and friends, just as they will have been doing throughout Ramadan. This is a better way to stay safe and protect others while sharing the special day of Eid with others.

Mental Health

This week marks Mental Health Awareness Week and the theme has been chosen as kindness, to reflect how we are supporting one another through the pandemic.

Take the time to call, email or text loved ones and friends to make sure they are coping.

If you need support the following websites have a wide range of tips and advice to help you:

If you would like to share an act of kindness within the Broxtowe community, please tag @broxtowebc on Twitter, share a message with us on our Facebook page or email press@broxtowe.gov.uk

Support to get essential supplies

Broxtowe Borough Council is working with Nottinghamshire County Council and other agencies to coordinate a range of support packages for our most vulnerable residents at risk from Coronavirus.

If you need urgent non-medical support, or if you are worried about an elderly or vulnerable neighbour, please get in touch with the Nottinghamshire Community Support and Volunteering Hub at www.nottinghamshire.gov.uk/care/coronavirus/nottinghamshire-coronavirus-community-support-hub(Opens in a new window) or call 0300 500 8080.

Broxtowe Community Appeal

The Broxtowe Community Appeal is crowdfunding for donations which the Council will allocate to voluntary and community groups who are helping vulnerable people get by during the pandemic. This includes getting food, hot meals, medicines and essential supplies, as well as providing befriending and mental health support.

The appeal is aiming to raise £10,000 and these funds will add to the £58,000 that the Council has already given to these groups to help them continue the valuable support they are providing.

The appeal ends on 24th May and pledges can be made at www.spacehive.com/broxtowe-community-appeal (Opens in a new window)

We're thankful for over 129 donations so far and for very generous donations made by the Rotary Club of Beeston, Bulletin PR, Whitegates Estate Agents and local resident Kerstine Herbert.

Staying up to date

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

For more information, visit www.gov.uk/coronavirus


Contact
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