Nottinghamshire County Council Covid-19 Update
All key workers deserve our thanks,
“We pay tribute to our NHS colleagues who are on the front line delivering essential lifesaving work to treat those who need care at the most critical points in their lives. Of course, you don’t need to be wearing a uniform to be contributing to the national effort. We also ask the public for kindness and not judgement of all of our valued key workers for their efforts to care for the most vulnerable people in our communities.
Our IT technicians make it possible for the social care workers to access the right systems to make sure they can care for those who need help the most and to share vital information with colleagues. We pay tribute to our drivers who deliver the essential supplies, to our cleaners for their vital role in fighting the spread of infection.
We thank our catering colleagues for their efforts to feed the children of all the key workers at school. We thank our County Enterprise Foods colleagues for creating and delivering life-saving food supplies to those who receive our meals on wheels service.
We ask people not to judge those queuing in the supermarkets during the key worker hour or for dropping their children at the school gates. They may not be wearing a uniform but they too are delivering essential services and they deserve our thanks.”
Moving Home Guidance
Yesterday the Government issued advice on home moving during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. This guidance applies to people buying or selling private residential homes which they intend to live in.
Advice for the self-employed
Residents who are self-employed or a member of a partnership and have lost income due to coronavirus can now claim a Government grant.
The Self-employment Income Support Scheme will allow you to claim a taxable grant worth 80% of your trading profits up to a maximum of £2,500 per month for the next 3 months.
More information about this and other measures to help businesses and employees is available on our website.
Receive Government Updates via WhatsApp
The new free to use service aims to provide official, trustworthy and timely information and advice about coronavirus. The automated ‘chatbot’ service will allow you to get answers to the most common questions about coronavirus directly from the government.
To get started, WhatsApp message ‘hi’ to 07860 064422 or click the link below.
Tailored Health Advice for You
If you’re feeling overwhelmed and worried about your mental health, check out the resources and information available from Every Mind Matters. These include a new quiz with practical tips from the NHS on how to improve your mood or sleep pattern.
Don’t be a Victim of Fraud
We’re aware that more criminals are using the COVID-19 pandemic to scam people.
The latest COVID-19 scams include:
• text messages claiming to be from GOV.UK stating that you have breached stay home regulations and need to pay a fine
• fraudulent messages to parents entitled to free school meals requesting bank details.
If you receive an email, text or call that asks you to click on a link or give information such as your name, credit card or bank details, it’s a scam.
Meet the Team
Thank you Margaret!
Margaret Hemsall is just one of our amazing meals at home team who are continuing to provide this vital service to older and disabled people in Nottinghamshire. #ThankYouSocialCare
Any customers who are self-isolating can have their meal left outside and still receive a ‘safe and well check’ as our driver speaks to them through the door.
If you know someone who could benefit from meals at home check out County Enterprise Foods.
Keep Washing Those Hands
We may sound like a broken record here Notts but please KEEP WASHING YOUR HANDS to help prevent the spread of coronavirus.
Remember, wash your hands with soap and water for hands for 20 seconds (whilst singing happy birthday to you, twice.) OR use hand sanitiser when soap and water aren’t available.
Protect yourself and others. Thank you.