Living with Covid

As we learn to live safely with Covid-19, there are actions we can all take to help reduce the risk of catching COVID-19 and passing it on to others. These actions will also help to reduce the spread of other respiratory infections, such as flu, which can spread easily and may cause serious illness in some people.

Covid-19 can spread easily and cause serious illness in some people. You may be infected and not have any symptoms but still pass infection onto others.

The risk of catching or passing on Covid-19 is greatest when someone who is infected is physically close to, or sharing an enclosed and/or poorly ventilated space with, other people. When someone with a respiratory viral infection breathes, speaks, coughs or sneezes, they release small particles that contain the virus which causes the infection. These particles can be breathed in or can come into contact with the eyes, nose, or mouth. The particles can also land on surfaces and be passed from person to person via touch.

You will not always know whether someone you come into contact with is at higher risk of becoming seriously ill from respiratory infections, including Covid-19. They could be strangers (for example people you sit next to on public transport) or people you may have regular contact with (for example friends and work colleagues).

There are simple things you can do in your daily life that will help reduce the spread of COVID-19 and other respiratory infections and protect those at highest risk. Things you can choose to do are:

  • Get vaccinated
  • Let fresh air in if meeting others indoors.
  • Practise good hygiene:
    • wash your hands
    • cover your coughs and sneezes
    • clean your surroundings frequently
  • Wear a face covering or a face mask.

Face coverings and face masks can help reduce the chance of you spreading infection to others, especially in crowded and enclosed spaces, and may protect you from becoming infected by some respiratory viruses.

If you have symptoms of a respiratory infection, such as Covid-19, and you have a high temperature or do not feel well enough to go to work or carry out normal activities, you are advised to try to stay at home and avoid contact with other people.

The full range of advice for living with Covid can be found here: COVID-19 Response: Living with COVID-19 – GOV.UK (


Nottingham City Council Coronavirus updates and services information:

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Coronavirus (Covid-19) catch up premium

Here is how we intend to spend our catch up premium grant and how the effect of this expenditure on the educational attainment of pupils will be assessed.

Catch Up Premium Recovery Implementation Plan September 2021

Catch Up Premium Recovery Implementation And Impact Report September 2021

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