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Step 4 is here

The Government has confirmed that step 4 will proceed. Whilst many restrictions can now be lifted, guidance on the wearing of face coverings, working from home and social distancing remains in place. Check the Government website to see what this means for you.

Monday 19 July sees a change in approach as most major restrictions have now been lifted. However case rates are continuing to rise, so we all now need to make personal choices to help slow the spread of COVID-19.

The Council Offices will be opening up to our residents but we ask that you continue to wear face coverings on our premises. If you are showing symptoms of COVID-19 or isolating, or waiting for the results of a symptomatic (PCR) test, please DO NOT enter the building.

Please support our local businesses and if you are asked to wear a face covering in any of these businesses, please respect their wishes and use a face covering unless you're exempt.

All Adults, book your COVID-19 vaccine online or call 119

New appointment slots have been added across Nottinghamshire for anyone aged over 18 and registered with a GP surgery in England.

You can register with a GP if you do not have one.

Walk-in appointments are now available at the following sites for first and second doses of COVID-19 vaccine:

  • Newark Showground
  • Gamston Community Centre
  • Ashfield Health Village
  • Forest Rec Ground
  • King's Meadow Campus
  • Richard Herrod Centre
  • Mansfield Vaccination Centre

To check opening times, follow this link

Progress on vaccination in Newark and Sherwood

Age First dose receivedSecond dose received
40+ 91.81% 87.68%
35-39 72.7% 38.9%
30-34 67.1% 26.5%
25-29 63.5% 22.7%
18-24 66.7% 20.3%

Correct as at 22 July 2021

Check the latest COVID-19 case rates by using this dashboard.

Updated daily, it shows the number of COVID-19 cases in Nottinghamshire. You can then check the rates by District to see how the rates in Newark and Sherwood compare.

02 June 2021

Lockdown Lifted

As restrictions are now lifting across England, please continue with the basic advice, Hands, Face, Space and Air. We should all keep washing our hands, wear face coverings when in indoor or enclosed public spaces and maintain social distancing. We should also keep testing for COVID-19 regularly using home test kits or the asymptomatic testing centres.

You can now use your own judgment to assess the risks you take. Use the regular twice weekly testing to help understand and judge these risks with your friends by sharing your results. Remember, if you either test positive or have any COVID-19 symptoms, self-isolate and get a confirmatory PCR test. For more information of what tests are available, take a look at our testing web pages.

There will also be more events and activities opening too. To keep an eye on what our district has to offer, take a look at our Leisure pages.

Let's take the next steps safely

As most restrictions are lifted and the legal requirement to wear masks has also been removed, we all need to learn to live with COVID-19. If you find yourself in a crowded or enclosed space, the advice remains that we should use face coverings to keep those around us safe.


Make COVID-19 testing part of your weekly routine

Testing remains an essential part of our weekly routines to help keep us safe.

Everyone can get home test kits at any of our community testing sites or by ordering them online. Or if you prefer, you can keep on using the asymptomatic test sites across the district.

We now have 3 mobile sites open between 10am and 4:30pm:

  • Newark Market Place which will be available on Wednesday and Saturdays
  • Forest Road car park in Ollerton open Monday and Thursday

You can collect home test kits or get a supervised test from these locations.

If you’re not sure what to expect, watch our video to see exactly what’s involved in the asymptomatic test.

If you show symptoms, self-isolate, call 119 and get a symptomatic test booked. Find out what you should do and how to book a symptomatic test, here.

Build testing into your weekly routine. Find out about COVID-19 testing in Newark here.


Alongside regular testing for the virus, vaccination is an important part of the Government’s plans to ease restrictions. Vaccination take up across Newark and Sherwood has been really encouraging. Over 80% of the adult population have now had at least their first dose and 2 out of 3 people have had both. (Correct as at 1 July 2021). 

If you are clinically vulnerable or aged 18 and over and you haven’t had your first dose of vaccine, go to the NHS COVID-19 vaccination hub, to book your vaccine appointment or call 119. Our vaccination centres are now offering vaccines without appointments across Nottinghamshire.

If you see the vaccination bus in your area or at your workplace, it is there for you to use. If you're eligible and haven't already booked your appointment, you can get a vaccine on board, no appointment necessary.

Videos explaining the vaccine in other languages are available by following the links below:

You can view other languages here.

What are the next steps?

England has moved to Step 4 on 19 July.

For more information on the Government roadmap, visit the website.

To see the local cases for Nottinghamshire take a look at the dashboard. It's updated daily.

Car Sharing

In an enclosed environment, such as a car, you are much more likely to spread the virus amongst your colleagues and potentially bring it into your household. Car sharing outside of your household or support bubble is not permitted under Government guidance.

Government guidance on car sharing can be found here.

How we can all help

  • Get tested regularly at one of our community testing sites or take up the home testing kits for all over 18s.
  • Log both positive and negative test results.
  • Hands, Face, Space, Air. Wash your hands regularly, wear a face covering and stay at least 2 metres apart.
  • Download the NHS COVID-19 app, search for “NHS COVID-19” in the App Store or Google Play Store on your phone.
  • As we move out of lockdown, stick to the rules. Check the latest rules here.
  • If you’re aged 18 or over or clinically vulnerable, and you haven’t had your first dose of vaccine, walk in to any of our vaccination centres, book an appointment online or call 119.
  • Make sure you get your second dose of vaccine when you need to.

Community Centres

Our Community Centres are now able to open again and some activities can restart, so if you’re an event organiser we need to hear from you!

If you wish to restart we need to meet with you to talk about: 

  • Your activity or event to ensure that it can be done in a COVID-secure way 
  • Full adherence to the Council’s Safe Systems of Work for Community Centres
  • Production of a relevant Track & Trace System

Please contact the housing team on 0800 561 0010 to discuss the safe re-opening of your activity or event.

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