Lockdown Restrictions Ease - Step 2 of the Spring Roadmap 



As we move into the second week of April,pubs, restaurants, non-essential shops, hairdressers and gyms have reopened after England moved into  step two of the roadmap out of lockdown on April 12.


Further details may be found on Spring Roadmap 


The roadmap forms the four key steps over four months to bring the UK completely out of lockdown. It is underpinned by four key “tests” that are linked to data, which will act like a checklist that must be met before moving on to the next step of reopening.


Step one, part one applied to all of England from March 8, with the second part from March 29.


Following Step 2 from April 12 step three will be introduced no earlier than May 17.  


Step four, which will come into force no earlier than June 21, should see "all legal limits on social contact" lifted. 


The Office for National Statistics (ONS) findings, which on March 30  suggest there is widespread immunity either due to previous infection or vaccination.


As of April 11, a total of 32,121,353 people have received one dose of the vaccine, with over 7.4m having received both jabs. Completing inoculation of the nearly 30m Britons between doses is the government's priority.





Free Covid Test Kits Available near You


From FridayApril 9) everyone in England is able to access free, regular, rapid COVID-19 testing.


Alongside the roll-out of the vaccine, regular testing is an essential part of the easing of restrictions, helping identify variants and stopping individual cases from becoming outbreaks. Anyone can now access free, rapid lateral flow tests for themselves and their families to use twice a week, in line with clinical guidance.


For Rempstone residents, theNHS website indicates that the free tests are available from the pharmacies in East Leake and Wymeswold.


Rapid lateral flow tests show results in under 30 minutes, and by taking them we can take the ‘next step safely’, protecting our loved ones, customers, workmates and friends as we continue to cautiously ease restrictions. It also demonstrates how people can fit these free, rapid tests into their morning routine to help create the new testing habit that will help to get us back to normal life.


Health and Social Care Secretary Matt Hancock said:

Around 1 in 3 people have coronavirus without any symptoms, so getting tested regularly is one of the simplest and easiest ways we can keep ourselves and our loved ones safe. I’d encourage everyone to take up the offer and test twice a week.

Alongside the successful roll-out of the vaccination programme, rapid testing will be one of our most effective weapons in tackling this virus and ensuring we can cautiously reopen our economy and parts of society that we have all missed.

The British people have made a tremendous effort throughout the pandemic and I am confident they will do the same now by taking up this offer of free, rapid tests.

Around 1 in 3 people with COVID-19 do not experience any symptoms and may be spreading the virus unwittingly. Rapid testing detects cases quickly, meaning positive cases can isolate immediately, and by making rapid tests available to everyone, more cases will be detected, breaking chains of transmission and saving lives.



Back Catalogue


If you would like to refer back to one of this years previous Village Newsletters simply click on the links below:


Newsletter No.25

Newsletter No.24

Newsletter No.23

Newsletter No.22

Newsletter No.21

Newsletter No.20

Newsletter No.19

Newsletter No.18

Newsletter No.17

Newsletter No.16

Newsletter No.15

Newsletter No.14




ELECTIONS for Nottinghamshire County Council and the Nottinghamshire Police and Crime Commissioner are taking place on Thursday 6 May 2021.


The team at Rushcliffe Borough Council is working hard to put arrangements in place at all polling stations across the Borough to help voters stay safe and have announced the following measures. 


We’re making sure that however you choose to cast your vote in May, you can do so safely. You can choose to vote in person at your polling station or to vote by post.


If you vote in person at your polling station, you can expect to see many of the measures you’ve become used to in shops and banks over recent months, such as hand sanitiser, social distancing and the requirement to wear face coverings. Sanitised pencils will be provided for voting. However, you may bring your own pen or pencil if you wish.


If you prefer you can apply to vote by post in these elections. It’s easy to do and you can apply now. Go to the Electoral Commission website to download an application form:



Applying now will ensure your application is processed early and we can send your postal vote to you more quickly. You can send completed applications to us by post or scan the form and it email it to elections@rushcliffe.gov.uk.

In the meantime please email us at elections@rushcliffe.gov.uk if you have any questions.



 Covid-19 Vaccination Update




The NHS vaccination programme is underway in Nottingham and Nottinghamshire as part of the national roll out.

In Nottinghamshire the local covid-19 vaccination booking system is currently open to people aged 50 and over using the swiftqueue booking form or by calling 0115 883 4640 without waiting for a letter to arrive.


A walk-in vaccine service is open to all frontline health and social care staff.

People in JCVI Cohort 6 have also been invited for vaccination. They can also book online using the swiftqueue booking form or by calling 0115 883 4640 without waiting for a letter to arrive.


Phone lines can get very busy, so people may choose to ring later in the day when it is less busy. British Sign Language, text relay and interpreter services are available.


The vaccine roll-out is initially being co-ordinated by Hospital Hubs who are calling forward patients who meet the criteria based on the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation’s recommendations.


Vaccination centres and local vaccination services within the community are launching once the sites have been approved meet the safety criteria.

Here in Rushcliffe, a Vaccination Service opened at Gamston Community Hall in Rushcliffe on January 6.

Nottinghamshire County Council are supporting the NHS to deal with 'non clinical' vaccination questions from the public across the county and city.

Please email enquiries@nottscc.gov.uk call 0300 500 80 80 


Find out more here: Covid-19 How You Can Help 



Diary Dates 


Diary Dates....    


With the vaccination programme well underway we are looking ahead to meeting again in 2021. Here are two dates for your diary:

         Sunday 27th June - Village Fete

         Sunday 12th Sept - Village Show




Michael John Beeby

24th December 1037 - 21st December 2020



Due to Covid restrictions only a limited number of people were able to attend Michael's funeral, but his family have shared this link for those who would like to view it and to remember Michael. 





Further help and information regarding support for individuals and businesses is available from Rushcliffe Borough Council






 Information from Nottinghamshire County Council  https://www.nottinghamshire.gov.uk



Nottinghamshire Libraries and Archives are scheduled to reopen with Step 2 of the Roadmap. Opening times may be scheduled to change, so check with your local branch for the latest information. 



Rempstone Residents Support Group



Rempstone Parish Council & Village Hall working group continue to meet virtually each week to help provide support for villagers.Updates will be provided via newsletters and this website.


If you have any ideas on ways to support our community during this time please contact a member of the working party support group.  And if  you need anything which shopping and telephone volunteers cannot provide then please contact amember of the Working Party directly. Our telephone numbers are:

Caroline Gower 880257              Jane Schober     881147

Michael Hunter 880259                 Nicki Dalton    881285

Roland Gower 880257              Victoria Phillipps 880060

Wilf Pearson 768178


If you have email then please use RempstoneHelp@gmail.com. Each member of the Working Party will receive a copy of your email, and one of us will contact you.



Western Power provide support to the over 65s and those at risk during power cuts. Contact Western Power on 0800 678 3105, or by calling 501 from a landline.

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