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Staffordshire residents thanked for sticking to the rules

Posted on Friday 5th February 2021

As we reach the end of the sixth week of the third national lockdown Staffordshire County Council is thanking residents and businesses for the efforts they have made to control the Covid virus.

The number of cases of Covid has been coming down steadily but remains high, more than 250 new cases every week per 100,000 population, a little above the England average. Local hospitals are still caring for large numbers of Covid patients. Staffordshire has just passed the sad milestone of 2000 Covid deaths.

The Council is asking people to continue their efforts to reduce the infections as the Covid vaccination is rolled out.

Dr Johnny McMahon Staffordshire County Council’s Cabinet Member for Health, Care and Wellbeing, said:

“Our resident and businesses have made huge sacrifices to control the Covid virus. We know that most people are following most of the rules most of the time and we want to encourage them to continue their efforts.

“We have several more weeks of national lockdown ahead of us and even when it ends it is likely that the government will continue to impose some restrictions across the country to stop infections surging again.

“In the meantime it's really important that we continue to follow the rules. Stay at Home and if you do have to be out get tested regularly. Community testing centres are available across the county and is especially important for people living in ‘hotspot’ areas.

“During this difficult time it's also really important that people take care of themselves and each other. You are allowed out for fresh air and exercise, which is essential for well-being. Give each other space and try and be kind.”

The Covid-19 community testing centres and hotspot areas are as below:

District / borough

Community testing sites

Hotspot areas

Cannock Chase

Chase Leisure Centre, Stafford Road, Cannock, WS11 4AL

(Monday to Sunday) 

Cannock East, Cannock North, Hagley, Hednesford Green Heath, Hednesford North, Hednesford South, Norton Canes, Rawnsley

East Staffordshire

Hillfield House, Hillfield Lane, Burton-upon-Trent, DE13 0BW

(Monday to Sunday) 

Anglesey, Branston, Burton, Eton Park, Horninglow, Stapenhill

Lichfield

Lichfield City FC, Brownsfield Road, Eastern Avenue, Lichfield, WS13 6AY

(Monday to Thursday)

Burntwood Leisure Centre, High Street, Chasetown, Burntwood, WS7 3XH

(Friday to Sunday)

Alrewas & Fradley, Boley Park, Boney Hay & Central, Chasetown, Fazeley, Summerfield & All Saints

Newcastle-under-Lyme

Seabridge Centre, Ash Way, Newcastle, ST5 3UB 

(Monday to Sunday) 

Knutton

South Staffordshire

Codsall Leisure Centre, Elliots Lane, Codsall, WV8 1PG

(Monday to Sunday) 

Bilbrook, Cheslyn Hay North and Saredon, Essington, Great Wyrley Landywood, Great Wyrley Town, Himley and Swindon, Huntington and Hatherton, Kinver, Perton Dippons, Perton East, Perton Lakeside, Wombourne South West

Stafford

Kingston Centre, Fairway, Stafford, ST16 3TW

(Monday to Sunday) 

 

 

Rowley

Staffordshire Moorlands

Brough Park Leisure Centre, Brough Park, Leek, ST13 6AT

(Monday to Thursday)

 

Biddulph Leisure Centre, Thames Drive, Biddulph, ST8 7HL

(Tuesday to Saturday) 

None

Tamworth

Tamworth Campus, Croft Street, Tamworth, B79 8AE

(Monday to Friday) 

Wilnecote Parish Hall, 40 Watling St, Two Gates, Wilnecote, Tamworth, B77 5AD

(Saturday and Sunday)

Belgrave, Bolehall, Castle, Glascote, Stonydelph, Wilnecote

Staffordshire residents are now able to walk in to one of our community testing sites to get a rapid Covid-19 test.  Walk ins are subject to availability at each individual site - to secure a slot, booking on our community testing sites page is still recommended.

There will also be pop-up community testing sites at various locations supporting the above.

People with symptoms or those who have been asked to self-isolate as a close contact of a Covid case should not attend.

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Contact the newsroom

These contact details are for journalists and members of the media only:

Email: pressoffice@staffordshire.gov.uk
Call: 01785 895050

If you are not a journalist or member of the media and have a general enquiry please:

Email: contactus@staffordshire.gov.uk
Call: 0300 111 8000