The NHS is encouraging people in Nottingham and Nottinghamshire to keep safe by following the latest coronavirus guidance during the Easter break.
Since 29 March, people have been able to meet one other household or in groups of six outside including in private gardens. Please remain cautious as the risk of catching coronavirus is still present. We are asking people to keep space between you and people who are not in your household or bubble, stay outside and keep washing your hands regularly.
Amanda Sullivan, Accountable Officer for NHS Nottingham and Nottinghamshire Clinical Commissioning Group said, “We know people will be taking the opportunity to enjoy outdoor exercise and meet with friends and family over the bank holiday weekend. It is important that we remember that coronavirus has not gone away, following the guidance is the best way to reduce the risk of catching coronavirus or passing it on to your friends and family. If you do develop any of the symptoms of coronavirus, please book a test.”
If you have symptoms of coronavirus you should self-isolate and get a test as soon as possible. The symptoms include at least one of: a high temperature, a new continuous cough, or a loss or change to your sense of smell or taste. The test involves taking a swab of the nose and the back of the throat.
You can book a test at a mobile testing site, a fixed drive-in site, walk-through sites or a home testing kit via the online government portal or by calling 119. You must book in for a test prior to attending any testing centre.
For more information on where to get a test in the city and county, view our vaccination pages.
What to do if you get ill during bank holiday weekend
The NHS is still here to care for you over the bank holiday weekend. Visit 111 online or call 111 to get help to access the right services for your healthcare need.
There will be pharmacy provision over the weekend, however individual pharmacies have different opening times, please check the NHS England website for details.