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Government advice and links to further resources

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For the overall government advice to the public, we suggest you visit the main government coronavirus page. It’s updated regularly and contains all the current advice and links to the latest information for everyone

This can be used in conjunction with the NHS main COVID-19 page, which includes all the latest health advice. This includes links to mental health resources as well as what can all do to help prevent the spread of the virus, protect the NHS and save lives.

Staying COVID-19 Secure in 2020

We can confirm we have complied with the government’s guidance on managing the risk of COVID-19.

Five Steps to Safer Working Together

  • We have carried out a COVID-19 risk assessment and shared the results with the people who work here
  • We have cleaning, handwashing and hygiene procedures in line with guidance
  • We have taken all reasonable steps to help people work from home
  • We have taken all reasonable steps to maintain a 2m distance in the workplace
  • Where people cannot be 2m apart, we have done everything practical to manage transmission risk

You can view the certificate here.

Extra government information

A handy frequently asked questions (FAQ) section on the gov.uk website, with more detail in addition to the latest guidelines for the public

A link to the recently published government guide to mental health and wellbeing during the coronavirus outbreak:

If you are a parent or carer of a student at the College, or are student of ours with your own children, you might find this link useful. It has helpful tips of supporting children and young people’s mental health and wellbeing:

Local councils

If you live in Nottingham City, the council website has a special page with lots of information covering what support is available for residents, and much more, from bin collections to updates on local services such as council-run libraries, leisure centres and more. You can also sign up at this website for email alerts on changes to services.

Nottinghamshire County Council have a similar site for if you live in the wider county:

Living further afield?

Your local council will have dedicated resources to help you. Here are the Leicestershire, Derbyshire, and Lincolnshire main council pages, and for any other areas, a quick search online should direct you to the relevant websites.

Working or studying at home

If you’re a parent, carer, or student with children who is working from home, you might find this article in the Independent useful. It is mainly aimed at those with younger children but also has useful general tips for balancing this tricky time:

Need more study at home tips? The Guardian asked some students for their tried and tested methods.