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Joint statement from Directors of Public Health following the emergence of the Omicron variant in Nottingham

27 November 2021

Jonathan Gribbin, Director of Public Health for Nottinghamshire and Lucy Hubber, Director of Public Health for Nottingham, have released a statement following the confirmed Omicron variant case in the city.

"UKHSA are leading the ongoing investigation into the confirmed Omicron variant case in Nottingham and we are working closely with them to ensure that all appropriate actions to identify close contacts and arrange testing are completed. There are things we can all do to keep ourselves and others safe.

"Please follow the Government instruction to wear a face covering on public transport and in shops and we would strongly advise also in crowded or indoor settings. In addition, try to keep your distance from people not in your household."

In response to the new variant, the Prime Minister has announced temporary and precautionary measures following the emergence of the Omicron variant in the UK.

Notes to editors

  • All international arrivals entering England must take a day 2 PCR test and self-isolate until they receive a negative result.
  • All contacts of suspected Omicron cases must self-isolate for 10 days, regardless of their vaccination status. They will be contacted by NHS Test and Trace.

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