Newark and Sherwood District Council - Assistance for Residents

November 26, 2020


Newark and Sherwood District Council would like to keep residents up-to-date with the latest information and guidance to help you through the current national restrictions.  

Translated posters

We’ve created posters with useful information on government advice in multiple languages. You can download the posters on our website here:


The Listening line

Newark and Sherwood CVS is a support and development organisation, promoting and encouraging local voluntary activity in the Newark and Sherwood area. With funding from Newark and Sherwood District Council, it is running a Listening Line service to support those who are lonely while isolating at this time. Telephone support is a positive step to engage with people who may have little or no contact with others. In addition, self-isolating may lead to issues with confidence, self-esteem and loneliness.


If you know someone who might be interested in a quick natter they can call 07535134032 or email:


Support from Nottinghamshire County Council for vulnerable people

If you’re an isolated resident or know someone who may need assistance with the supply of food or medication during the pandemic, then please call 0300 500 8080 (Monday to Friday, 8am to 6pm).

Discover more about the support from Nottinghamshire County Council here:


Mental wellbeing live sessions and booklet

Newark and Sherwood District Council has been working with Kevin Guthrie, a Psychotherapist based in Newark, to support people’s mental health and wellbeing since the start of October through Facebook live events.


From 7pm until 8pm every Wednesday, Kevin has been sharing his mental wellbeing techniques and answering resident questions on his Facebook page ‘Guthrie Therapy’. These videos have been streamed live on the Newark and Sherwood District Council Facebook page too.


Now, thanks to their success and growing audience, the sessions will continue every Wednesday from 7pm until 8pm for the next few weeks. Those interested can go to the Guthrie Therapy Facebook page to find out when the next session will be:


Kevin has also created his own mental wellbeing guide that he’s designed to support the community during this challenging time. A copy of the booklet can be found by clicking this link Your guide to winter wellness.


Financial support for businesses

Do you know a business that could do with some financial support thought the pandemic? Grants are available to businesses if they were affected when Newark and Sherwood entered Tier 2, Tier 3 and the latest national restrictions.


Businesses have until 5pm on Wednesday 25 November to apply for the latest business support grants. We have already paid out £1,816,888.70 worth of financial support grants to 523 businesses in Newark and Sherwood.


Complete the application form here:


Local testing stations are open

If you have coronavirus symptoms, you can book to have a test at the appointment only, walk-through, Local Testing Site in Newark. The site is open seven days a week, 8am to 8pm.


To book your test go online at or call 119. For more information about the local testing site go to:


Support is available on our website

We’re constantly updating our website with the latest information on the current restrictions. If there’s something you’re not sure about regarding the latest restrictions, please visit our website:

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