COVID 19 Update – Bingham in the “high” alert level

From the 14th of October, Nottinghamshire and Nottingham enter the “high” alert level, announced by Government on October 12.

This means:

  • People must not meet with anybody outside their household or support bubble in any indoor setting, whether at home or in a public place.
  • People must not meet in a group of more than 6 outside, including in a garden or other space.
  • People should aim to reduce the number of journeys they make where possible. If they need to travel, they should walk or cycle where possible, or to plan ahead and avoid busy times and routes on public transport.

We are awaiting a full Frequently Asked Questions list from the Local Resilience Forum but in the meantime many common questions on the changes can be answered here:

Please also continue to observe the following key behaviours:

  • “Hands, Face, Space” which means:
    – Hands – wash your hands frequently for at least 20 seconds
    – Face – wear a face covering where required, unless you are exempt
    – Space – Maintain social distance of at least 2 metres from anyone you don’t live with or 1 metre plus additional precautions such as extra ventilation, screens or face coverings
  • When eating out at a café, pub or restaurant, only with your household or support bubble, all should provide full and accurate contact details. This NHS Test and Trace Service is important for tracking and preventing the spread. The help play your part the NHS COVID-19 App is available to download.
  • Only car share with those in your household or support bubble.
  • If you have COVID symptoms, get a test and self-isolate. Symptoms include a fever, a new continuous cough, or loss of your sense of taste or smell. Call 119 to book your free test or book online via the NHS website.
  • Download the appThe free NHS Covid-19 app is the fastest way to see if you’re at risk from coronavirus. The faster you know, the quicker you can alert and protect your loved ones and community. Go to the app store on your phone and search for the NHS Covid-19 app or visit COVID-19 app information.

Face coverings must be worn:

  • In retail premises
  • On public transport
  • By customers in private hire vehicles and taxis
  • By customers in hospitality venues, except when seated at a table to eat or drink
  • By staff in hospitality and retail
  • By staff working on public transport and taxi driver
  • People exempt from the existing face covering obligations include those such as with an underlying health condition

Have you downloaded the NHS COVID-19 App yet?

The NHS COVID-19 App is part of the large-scale coronavirus testing and contact tracing programme, NHS Test and Trace, and we are encouraging everyone to download this and play their part to help stop the spread of the virus.

As you may have seen in the media or from a text message to your phone, the app is available to download from the App Store and Google Play. Please visit for more information.

It will be used, alongside traditional contact tracing, to notify users if they come into contact with someone who later tests positive for coronavirus.

The app will advise you to self-isolate if you have been in close contact with a confirmed case. It will also enable you to check symptoms, book a free test if needed and get your test results.

Please adhere to this advice should you receive it in line with red notifications.