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Coronavirus advice and local information page


Over the coming weeks we intend to share local information relating to the coronavirus on this page. 


If you have any relevant news then send it to us by completing the form below. 


In the meantime, for the latest official guidence head to these websites :-


If you are struggling with mental health issues during this difficult time you can find some helpful advice here  Nottinghamshire Healthcare have also set up a new dedicated phone number you can call in Nottinghamshire for help 0300 303 0165.  The number is available 24 hours a day, seven-days a week, it’s the number to call if you are experiencing a mental health crisis and need immediate help. It’s open to people of all ages who need urgent mental health support.


Listen to the latest Mansfield 103.2 coronavirus bulletins below and also Tony Delahunty's regular interviews with local NHS director David Ainsworth 





12/05/20 - Mansfield District Council Garden Waste Collections To Restart

The service was temporarily suspended while the council focused on maintaining vital household waste and recycling collections. The collections will begin again on Monday May 18th. To enable crews to empty your brown bin the council are asking you to:

**Make sure your bin is out by 6am on your usual collection day** 

**Loosen any compacted waste to stop it getting stuck** 

**do not over fill you bin**

**do not contaminate your bin with food, recycling or domestic household items**


30/04/20 - KFC in Forest Town

The KFC in Forest Town is 1 of 100 that will reopen today for deliveries only across the country. The fast food outlet will be open between 12pm and 9pm and food can be ordered through Just Eat, Uber Eats and Deliveroo. Strict rules have been put in place to protect staff and delivery drivers. The drive through will NOT be open. 


17/04/20 - Ashfield District Council Make Cemeteries U-Turn


Following advice, Ashfield District Council will re-open its cemeteries from Saturday 18th April from 9am until 4pm.


The Council took the tough decision to close its cemeteries to the public earlier this week. They have successfully made the case on behalf of concerned local residents to reopen them during the day whilst encouraging residents to continue to practice social distancing.



Councillor David Martin, Ashfield District Council’s Cabinet Member for Streets, Parks and Town Centres which covers cemeteries said, “We are receiving instruction and guidance from the Government on a daily basis. The advice from the Department of Housing, Communities and Local Government was to close our cemeteries to the public except for funerals and burials. We have sought further guidance and we believe that we can now reopen our cemeteries between 9am and 4pm.  


14/04/20 - A Dedicated Patient Liaison Service Has Been Launched By Sherwood Forest Hospitals

A new dedicated patient liaison service is being launched at Sherwood Forest Hospitals to help families keep in touch with their loved ones whilst they are in hospital.

Due to the Coronavirus pandemic, many inpatients across Sherwood Forest Hospitals are not able to have visitors, as visiting across all NHS hospitals in England  has been suspended to keep patients, staff and visitors as safe as possible.

The new service will run from Tuesday 14 April and will allow families to phone a dedicated helpline – 01623 676069 daily from 8am – 8pm, which will allow them to get updates on their loved ones as long as they are their next of kin.

The helpline will be coupled with an email address - which families can send photos, pictures and videos to, to keep their loved one smiling throughout their stay in hospital. 


10/04/20 - One Way System Introduced At Kings Mill Reservoir


A one way system, aimed at helping residents with social distancing has now been introduced. The one way system was introduced due to residents' concerns about the issue. Ashfield District Council have also introduced signs in the car park reminding people that you should take exercise from their homes and shouldn't drive out to places like the reservoir. 


07/04/20 - Sandy Lane Surgery Update

 Sandy Lane Surgery in Mansfield would like to let all our patients know that we will be working normal hours 8am - 6.30pm on Good Friday and Easter Monday. We will have GP telephone consultations available on these days as normal. Do not come to surgery though unless you have been invited by a GP or nurse. Please call us with your queries. We are also taking all your prescription requests over the phone at this time.  


07/04/20 - Send your messages of support to local nurses and key workers on the frontline during the coronavirus crisis thanks to the News Journal.

For more details and to take part head to this website :


01/04/20 - Mansfield 103.2 looks for Community Correspondents

We are looking for local people to become our eyes and ears across Mansfield, Ashfield and Bolsover during the coronavirus crisis. If you aren't short of a few things to say and think you could provide reports over the telephone from you neighbourhood then call our Community Correspondent line now on 07768 832815 and speak to our director of news Tony Delahunty. 


01/04/20 - Stagecoach Launch exclusive Shuttle Service for NHS staff in Mansfield

The route will provide crucial transport links for key health workers commuting home from Kings Mill Hospital after their shifts


The service will run within Mansfield town centre out to areas including Mansfield Woodhouse, Newlands, Ravensdale and Ladybrook and will operate flexibly, stopping in safe places on the main roads that are close to passengers' homes.


The buses will depart from Kings Mill Hospital's main enterence at 15:15, 16:15, 17:15, 18:15, 19:15, 20:15, 22:15



26/03/20 - Help Hub Launched

Mansfield Community Hub has been launched to show the wide range of support available across the district. MORE


25/03/20 - Clap For Our Carers - is now taking place every Thursday at 8. Get involved and show your community and street supports our carers. 


Mansfield 103.2 is teaming up with radio stations across the UK to support the clap for our carers initiative.


It all started on Thursday March 26th  at 8pm when we  were encouraged to head to our doorsteps and gardens and take part in a mass applause to say thank you to our NHS workers and other carers during this unprecedented time.

We want them to know we appreciate all they do and this weekly gesture is to show them we are supporting them as they tackle coronavirus on the front line.


Mansfield 103.2 encourages you to join our team in saying thank you to our doctors, nurses, carers, GPs, pharmacists, all NHS workers across Mansfield, Ashfield, Bolsover and beyond


Search for the hashtag #clapforourcarers 


25/03/20 - Newark and Sherwood District Council

All closure info HERE


25/03/20 - The Adventure Service

The Adventure Service Ltd has made the decision to close its centres for the foreseeable future.


24/03/20 - Recycling Centres

All 12 Household Waste and Recycling Centres closed from today. More HERE


23/03/20 - New Dedicated Patient Helpline Launched by Sherwood Forest Hospitals

Sherwood Forest Hospitals is launching a dedicated patient helpline for people with questions about their treatment and care after changes to appointments in the light of the Coronavirus pandemic.

The helpline number for patients and their families with questions about their appointments and operations is 01623 676069. The helpline will open on Monday 23 March and will be operational from 9am - 5pm Monday to Friday.


Helpline for cancer patients

In a bid to help our cancer patients who are concerned about Coronavirus, the Trust has also set up a dedicated helpline for our patients with cancer – 01623 622 515 ext: 6499 which will be open Monday – Friday 9am – 5pm.

The dedicated line will help patients who have questions and concerns relating to Coronavirus and cancer treatment or appointments. It is important to note that our Welcome Treatment Centre has been moved from level 4 to Clinic 9, on the lower ground floor of the King’s Treatment Centre at King’s Mill Hospital.

Unless we have called you to advise otherwise, patients are still encouraged to come to their cancer appointments as planned unless they have had symptoms of Coronavirus (a new cough and/or a high temperature).  We apologise, but in order to keep our cancer patients safe we are not allowing any visitors to accompany patients on to the clinic or to stay with them during their treatment.




Currently no visitors are being allowed in any Sherwood Forest Hospitals sites, however;

One parent may accompany children if the children are patients, one birthing partner may attend the Maternity Department, one carer is permitted in the Emergency Department, but must remain with the patient at all times. Exceptions can be discussed with ward staff if your relative is in end of life care. Anyone who is attending with patients must not have been unwell in the last 72 hours.


To protect yourself from Coronavirus, please ensure you regularly wash your hands and avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth and bin tissues if you cough or sneeze. Thorough hand washing will help to reduce the spread of Coronavirus. If you have to come into hospital, please use the hand gel provided.  



20/03/20 - Stagecoach

Bus services across the area are changing from March 23rd - to see the routes effected head to this website


19/03/20 - Inspire

All Inspire venues will be closing from Monday 23 March until further notice. This includes all Nottinghamshire County Libraries, Archives, Arts, 16-18 Study Programmes, Adult, Community and Family Learning.


19/03/20 - Arc Cinema Hucknall

Opening delayed more HERE


19/03/20 - Ashfield District Council

Changes to services LINK


18/03/20 - The Evolve Trust (Brunts Academy)

CLOSED, as of now for the forseeable


18/03/20 - The Adeventure Service

OPEN - Meeting had and to stay open until Government says otherwise.


18/03/20 - Music At The Hall, Ravenshead

Due to the worldwide situation concerning coronavirus they have rescheduled the next 2 shows. More details cam be found on their WEBSITE


18/03/20 - RAF Cadets Squadrons

All air cadet face-to-face activity is suspended as of 1600 today until further notice.


18/03/20 - Park Run

Saturdays 9am at Manor Parks Sports Complex & Sherwood Pines - Cancelled


18/03/20 - Holgate Academy

CLOSED - A parent of a student within The Holgate Academy in Hucknall has had confirmation that they have contracted COVID-19, as a result we will be closing the academy from 12pm today, will re-open on Monday 20 April.


18/03/20 - Inspire

Cancel all events in Notts libraries and other venues until the end of April. FULL DETAILS HERE


18/03/20 - Daffodil Café (Kings Mill Hospital)

CLOSED -  Due a short number of available volunteers to run the café as SFHFT are asking volunteers to follow recent guidance from the government and the Medical Director and Chief Nurse for over 70s to self-isolate


18/03/20 - Mansfield Primary Academy

CLOSED - Wednesday 18th March until Sunday 19th April. FULL STATEMENT HERE


18/03/20 -Derbyshire Libraries

In response to the latest government advice, they have taken the decision to cancel the remaining public consultation drop-in sessions in relation to the consultation about the future of care homes.

The sessions were due to be held at:

  • Alfreton Library, Friday, 20 March 10am – 1pm
  • Clowne Library, Monday, 23 March 2pm – 5pm
  •    Borrowash Library, Friday 27 March 10am – 1pm
  • Shirebrook Library, Friday 3 April 10am – 1pm


18/03/20 - Tuxford Primary Academy

CLOSED. Low-levels of staffing following Government's latest on self-isolation


17/03/20 - Cuckney Cricket Club

Closed for the forseeable future. Tweet HERE


17/03/20 - East Midlands Airport

East Midlands Airport are to enforce temporary staff lay-offs as travel is restricted due to the continued spread of COVID-19


17/03/20 - Center Parcs

All Center Parcs sites in the UK to close from 20th March-April 16th. This includes Sherwood Forest


17/03/20 - The Brunts Academy 

The Evolve Trust and Brunts Academy open day scheduled for this Thursday (19th March) has been cancelled.


17/03/20 - Cinema

The Odeon Cinema in Mansfield has been shut alongside all Odeon's across the country


17/03/20 - Mansfield Town - One Call Stadium

Mansfield Town's One Call Stadium is closed for a minimum of three weeks. Friday April 3 is the earliest date which the football season will recommence following an EFL statement last week


17/03/20 - Mansfield Museum

Shut with immediate effect following Government advice. Full statement HERE


17/03/20 - Treasure Trove Fairs 

All car boot sales organised by Treasure Trove Fairs are cancelled until further notice.
Including the Botany Boot on Sunday mornings. Bontany stallholders, all monthly payments made in advance will be set aside against future rents.
You can call Mike for more details 07966 445452


17/03/20 - Nottinghamshire FA

The Nottinghamshire FA Office is closed until further notice. HERE is the link to their tweet, with a full statement


17/03/20 - St. Peter & St. Paul's Church

Reverand. Caroline Phillips wrote, "As from this weekend, it looks like quite a number in our congregations will be self-isolating.  Indeed, we're not sure at this stage if our churches can be open at all for Sunday services - Church of England guidance is coming soon."


17/03/20 - Nottingham Theatre Closures

Following official government advice issued yesterday (Monday 16 March), stipulating that people should avoid public buildings including theatres to help slow the spread of coronavirus, we announce today that the Theatre Royal & Royal Concert Hall in Nottingham will be closed until Sunday 12 April.


17/03/20 - Free Taxi For Elderly & Vulnerable

Christopher Riley is offering his services as a Hackney Carriage Taxi Driver free of charge for the elderly and vulnerable. HERE is all the info you'll need


17/03/20 - Doctors Surgeries

In light of the Covid-19 Pandemic some Mansfield Practices are pro-actively limiting the chance of the virus spreading to their patients within their premises. Rosemary Street Health Centre, Oak Tree Lane Surgery, Roundwood Surgery, Churchside Medical Practice, Acorn Medical Practice and Millview Surgery will be triaging all patient calls. Face to face appointments can only be booked on the day to enable this and online appointment booking will be limited to telephone triage appointments.


16/03/20 - Mansfield District Council 

 Are making temporary changes to their services from Tuesday 17th March , for more details click here


16/03/20 - Mansfield Palace Theatre

Following the Prime Minister's annoucement regarding avioding unnecessary social contact, including Theatres, Mansfield District Council are closing the Palace Theatre with immediate effect.


16/03/20 - King's Mill Hospital 

Sherwood Forest Hospitals have confirmed they are treating a patient with COVID-19 at King’s Mill Hospital. They say every infection prevention precaution is being taken and staff caring for the patient are trained and equipped to do so safely.


16/03/20 - The Echo 

Our local talking news magazaine, The Echo, which is normally distributed to blind and partcially sighted people in our area every two weeks, have asked us to annouce that, with much regret, production has been suspended for the time being.

If you know anyone who normally receives The Echo. please pass this information on to them. 


St Marks Church Under-Fives Toddlers Group

The toddlers group that normally meet at the church on Tuesday afternoons in Henley Hall is ceasing operation for the time being. 


15/03/20 - The Sherwood Observatory

The opening evening due to take place on March 28th has been cancelled. 




The News Journal also have an information page which you can find here