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Conservative Party wins Staffordshire County Council election

Conservative Party wins Staffordshire County Council election

Description
The Conservative Party has retained control of Staffordshire County Council by winning 57 of the authority's 62 seats.
Date:
8 May 2021

First Staffordshire Case of the Indian Variant of Covid-19 Identified in Tamworth

Description
A case of the Indian variant of Covid-19 has been confirmed in Tamworth. The case was picked up by random sampling of all positive tests at the end of April and the resident is thought to have passed the virus on to two members of their household.
Date:
7 May 2021
Plan ahead to celebrate Eid safely this year

Plan ahead to celebrate Eid safely this year

Description
Ramadan draws to a close next week with the beginning of Eid al-Fitr, and people observing the end of the Islamic holy month are being urged to plan ahead to follow the rules to help prevent the spread of coronavirus.
Date:
7 May 2021
Help make elections a safe experience for all

Help make elections a safe experience for all

Description
People are being urged to combine a trip to the polling station with getting a Covid-19 test this week.
Date:
5 May 2021

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Conservative Party wins Staffordshire County Council election

Conservative Party wins Staffordshire County Council election

Description
The Conservative Party has retained control of Staffordshire County Council by winning 57 of the authority's 62 seats.
Date:
8 May 2021

First Staffordshire Case of the Indian Variant of Covid-19 Identified in Tamworth

Description
A case of the Indian variant of Covid-19 has been confirmed in Tamworth. The case was picked up by random sampling of all positive tests at the end of April and the resident is thought to have passed the virus on to two members of their household.
Date:
7 May 2021
Plan ahead to celebrate Eid safely this year

Plan ahead to celebrate Eid safely this year

Description
Ramadan draws to a close next week with the beginning of Eid al-Fitr, and people observing the end of the Islamic holy month are being urged to plan ahead to follow the rules to help prevent the spread of coronavirus.
Date:
7 May 2021
Help make elections a safe experience for all

Help make elections a safe experience for all

Description
People are being urged to combine a trip to the polling station with getting a Covid-19 test this week.
Date:
5 May 2021
Test regularly to keep Covid-19 under control

Test regularly to keep Covid-19 under control

Description
Residents in Staffordshire are being urged to keep up the good work in keeping Covid-19 under control.
Date:
4 May 2021
Tamworth Mass Covid Testing Results

Tamworth Mass Covid Testing Results

Description
Eight Tamworth residents who unknowingly had Covid-19 and risked spreading it to the wider community were identified as part of a recent testing pilot.
Date:
4 May 2021
Thousands join online activities for Staffordshire Day celebrations

Thousands join online activities for Staffordshire Day celebrations

Description
A film festival, a virtual market to support local businesses, love letters and author talks were amongst the events for today's Staffordshire Day celebrations.
Date:
4 May 2021
Staffordshire's Covid Test and Trace Shows Power of Local Knowledge

Staffordshire's Covid Test and Trace Shows Power of Local Knowledge

Description
A pilot programme using local contact tracers has been extended in Staffordshire, after smashing national targets and tracing more than 90% of Covid-19 cases.
Date:
30 April 2021
People reminded of safe e-scooter use as trial hits six-month mark

People reminded of safe e-scooter use as trial hits six-month mark

Description
People in Stafford and Newcastle-under-Lyme are being encouraged to use hired electric scooters safely as town centre visits increase and the trial period for the vehicles reaches the six-month mark.
Date:
30 April 2021
Pharmacy collect testing up and running

Pharmacy collect testing up and running

Description
Pharmacies across Staffordshire are joining the fight against the spread of Covid-19 by offering symptom-free testing.
Date:
30 April 2021
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Email: pressoffice@staffordshire.gov.uk
Call: 01785 895050

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