Coronavirus (Covid-19) Update 20/01/2022
- Get vaccinated and get your booster dose
- Wear a face covering in most indoor public places and on public transport
- Work from home, if you can
- Let fresh air in if you meet indoors. Meeting outdoors is safer
- Get tested and self-isolate if required
What has changed?
Here is what you now need to know:
The government has announced that the measures put in place under Plan B in England will be lifted.
20 January 2022
The government is no longer asking people to work from home if they can. People should now talk to their employers to agree arrangements to return to the office.
Face coverings will no longer be advised for staff and pupils in secondary school and college classrooms.
From 27 January: - Face coverings will no longer be advised for staff and pupils in communal areas of secondary schools, nor for staff in communal areas of primaries. Directors of Public Health will only be able to recommend pupils and staff wear masks in communal areas in places where there are outbreaks or where the local public health situation justifies it, and with sign-off from the Education Secretary.
From 27 January: There is no longer a legal requirement to wear a face covering. The government suggests that you continue to wear a face covering in crowded and enclosed spaces where you may come into contact with other people you do not normally meet.
From 27 January: Venues and events will no longer be required by law to check visitors’ NHS COVID Pass. The NHS COVID Pass can still be used on a voluntary basis.
11 January 2022
If you get a positive rapid lateral flow test result, most people will not need to take a PCR test to confirm the result. You must self-isolate immediately if you get a positive rapid lateral flow test result.
9 January 2022
From 4am on 9 January, if you qualify as fully vaccinated, you can take either a rapid lateral flow or PCR test within 2 days of arriving in England. If you have a positive result on the rapid lateral flow test, you must take a PCR test.
7 January 2022
From 4am on 7 January, if you qualify as fully vaccinated or are under 18, you do not need to take a PCR test before you travel to England or self-isolate when you arrive.
4 January 2022
Face coverings are recommended in schools with pupils in year 7 and above. They should be worn in most classrooms, and by pupils, students, staff and adult visitors when moving around buildings.
People aged 18 or over can pre-book a booster dose appointment 2 months after their second vaccine dose. You can get your booster dose 3 months after your second vaccine dose. Book your booster vaccination appointment or find a walk-in vaccination site.
All 11 countries were removed from the travel red list at 4am.
You need to show your NHS COVID Pass at nightclubs, some venues and large events to show you’re fully vaccinated, have had a negative test result in the last 48 hours, or you have an exemption.
Remember - ‘Hands. Face. Space. Fresh Air’:
- hands – wash your hands regularly and for 20 seconds
- face – wear a face covering in shops and shopping centres and on public transport - view the list of where
- space – limit close contact with other people
- fresh air - let fresh air in if you meet indoors, meeting outdoors is safer
Read more on the restrictions currently in place and what you can and can't do, how to keep yourself and others safe and travelling in the UK and abroad. What you can and can't do - GOV.UK.
From 10 December, face coverings will be required by law in most indoor public places and on public transport, including taxis. See a full list of places where you must wear a face covering.
There are some exemptions. You do not have to wear a face covering in hospitality settings such as cafés, restaurants and pubs. This is because it is not practical to keep removing face coverings to eat or drink.
You do not need to wear a face covering in nightclubs or certain other night-time venues, including dance halls and discotheques. This is because it is not recommended that you wear a face covering while exercising or during strenuous physical activity, including dancing.
Settings which are exempt from wearing a face covering include:
- Restaurants, cafés and canteens
- Bars and shisha bars
- Gyms & exercise facilities
- Photography studios
- Nightclubs, dance halls and discotheques
In indoor settings where a face covering is not legally required, you should still continue to wear a face covering in crowded and enclosed spaces where you may come into contact with other people you do not normally meet.
We're working closely with our NHS colleagues and other local authorities to ensure that the people of Bassetlaw district are kept informed about Coronavirus (COVID-19).
For information on Coronavirus, including the symptoms, guidance on staying at home and social distancing, visit:
Looking after your wellbeing
To help yourself stay well while you're at home:
- stay in touch with family and friends over the phone or on social media
- try to keep yourself busy – you could try activities like cooking, reading, online learning and watching films
- do light exercise at home, or outside once a day – see NHS fitness studio: exercises you can do at home
Advice on mental health while you're staying at home:
Coronavirus outbreak FAQs
The Government have produced some FAQs about What you can and can't do.
- NHS - Overview of Coronavirus
- Government response on Coronavirus including guidance, travel advice, stay at home guidance, number of cases in UK.
- Nottinghamshire County Council latest news on Coronavirus - for advice on schools, meals on wheels, adult social care.
- Government guidance on how to help safely - enabling people across the UK to safely provide essential support to their friends and family who are in isolation.
- Shelter - Housing advice during coronavirus.
Number of cases
UK Health Security Agency publish daily updates and information about the number of confirmed cases:
- Track Coronavirus cases in the UK.
Nottingham and Nottinghamshire COVID-19 dashboard
This new dashboard is updated each day at 12pm and shows the rates of Coronavirus infection in each district of Nottinghamshire.
Last Updated on Thursday, January 20, 2022