The latest coronavirus information

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

The Council has plans in place in relation to the impacts of Coronavirus. We are also working closely with other agencies to ensure residents are kept informed.

This page will be updated regularly with information from Government, as well as information about affected Council services. 


The Government has issued strict guidance to stay at home unless absolutely neccessary (for food, health reasons or essential work).

For information on Coronavirus, including the symptoms, guidance on staying at home and social distancing, visit:

Use the NHS 111 online Coronavirus service if you feel you cannot cope with symptoms at home. Please only call 111 if you cannot get help online.

A WhatsApp Coronavirus information service has been launched to help combat the spread of misinformation. To use the service, add +44 7860 064422 to your mobile phone contacts and send a WhatsApp message saying 'Hi'.

Disruption to services 

To enable us to keep collecting black and green bins, we are suspending collections of glass boxes and bulky waste from Tuesday 31 March, until further notice. Anyone that had booked a bulky waste collection will be offered a refund or a later date. People are being asked to put out their bins for collection the night before their collection day, as collection times may vary during the outbreak.

To help reduce the spread of the virus, the Civic Centre in Arnot Hill Park is now closed to the public. You can still access our services via this website or call the customer services team on 0115 901 3901.

The council's leisure centres, community centres and the Bonington Theatre are closed until further notice. Customers will be contacted regarding payments and refunds.

Car parks at the council's play areas and open spaces close at the end of Friday 27 March, apart from for blue badge holders. All children’s’ play areas, ball parks, skate parks, cafes and public toilets in the Council’s parks had already closed. Country parks are open for now, but under constant review and people are asked to maintain social distancing. The council's car parks in town centres and near shops remain open.

Planned public events, including Arnold Carnival and the Pride of Gedling Awards have been postponed until further notice. These changes will be constantly reviewed. Read more on these announcements in the 18 March press release.

Arnold Market is now closed, apart from for established food traders.

Giving for Gedling

The Council has launched a scheme to help vulnerable people during the Coronavirus outbreak. Organisations and people that can volunteer to help, for example to drop off supplies to a vulnerable person in their area, are asked to register at the Giving for Gedling page.

If you, or somebody you know could do with a helping hand, then let us know via the Giving for Gedling page. If they do not have access to the internet, they can call 0300 500 80 80 to register.

You can find out more about this on our volunteering policy page.

Community fund for charities, voluntary and faith groups

Nottinghamshire County Council have launched a £1 million community fund to support charities, voluntary and faith groups that are helping vulnerable people through the COVID-19 crisis. Nottinghamshire groups supporting people affected by the coronavirus outbreak can apply for grant funding of up to £10,000 to help meet running costs.

Payment of Council Tax

If you are having trouble paying your council tax because of the current restrictions on non-essential travel, you can find all the different ways you can pay on our payments page. If you are in financial difficulty, you may be able to apply for the Council Tax Reduction Scheme.

Financial support and assistance for residents


Financial support and assistance for businesses

Staying up to date

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