Everyone is being urged to walk in and “Grab a Jab” as a record number of walk-in vaccination sites have become available. The NHS is now inviting eligible 16 and 17-year-olds to get their booster, as well as children who are at risk and aged between 12 and 15.
If you’d prefer to book in advance, you can visit the National Vaccination Booking website, the NHS website or call 119.
Please remember that you must wait 28 days after testing positive for COVID-19 before getting your next dose. Children are advised to wait 12 weeks.
Data from the UK Health Security Agency has demonstrated the great protection that two doses offer. And whilst an additional third dose won’t completely stop the surge of Omicron, it will prevent around 75% of people from getting any COVID symptoms.
Please keep testing regularly with lateral flow tests at home. You can pick these up from local pharmacies or order them for delivery to your home.
Community Testing sites are still available at Bingham Buttercross on Tuesdays from 9am to 3.30pm and a new location at Cotgrave Leisure Centre on Saturdays from 9am to 3.30pm.
To find out more about vaccinations and testing, please visit www.nhs.uk/coronavirus.
Plan B restrictions eased
Plan B COVID restrictions in England have been eased from Thursday 27th January 2022. From this date, you won’t be required to wear a face covering, including in communal areas of schools. The government suggests continuing to wear one in crowded and indoor spaces where you may come into contact with people you won’t normally meet.
The NHS COVID Pass will no longer be required at venues and events by law.
You’ll find the latest information on COVID-19 restrictions at www.gov.uk/coronavirus.