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Schools and Communities Praised for Surge Testing Rally

Schools and Communities Praised for Surge Testing Rally

Description
Schools and local communities in Leek and Cheddleton have been praised for their support of local Covid surge testing, as part of efforts to manage a major outbreak of the Delta Variant of Concern.
Date:
22 June 2021
Residents urged to help reverse rise in cases as some restrictions ease

Residents urged to help reverse rise in cases as some restrictions ease

Description
Public health leaders are urging people in Staffordshire to help halt the recent rise in cases as the easing of some national restrictions come into effect today (Monday 21 June).
Date:
21 June 2021
Thousands of Newcastle school pupils to get tested

Thousands of Newcastle school pupils to get tested

Description
Pupils in 14 Newcastle schools are being asked to get tested for Covid-19 after a surge in cases in the area.
Date:
21 June 2021
Warning to residents as Covid-19 cases rise in Newcastle

Warning to residents as Covid-19 cases rise in Newcastle

Description
Residents in Newcastle are being urged to be extra vigilant, get tested, and get vaccinated when eligible, after a sharp rise in Covid-19 cases in the area.
Date:
18 June 2021

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Door to Door testing in Leek and Cheddleton begins tomorrow

Door to Door testing in Leek and Cheddleton begins tomorrow

Description
Door-to-door Covid-19 testing will get underway in Leek West and Cheddleton tomorrow, in a bid to test around 10,000 people for the Delta Variant of Concern.
Date:
16 June 2021
Support in place for residents suffering from strain of living with terrible odour

Support in place for residents suffering from strain of living with terrible odour

Description
Help is available for residents suffering from the continued stress and strain of dealing with the bad smell in parts of Newcastle.
Date:
16 June 2021
Campaign to help people to feel good launches

Campaign to help people to feel good launches

Description
People are being encouraged to sign up to a new campaign to help keep themselves happy, healthy and feeling good.
Date:
16 June 2021
Extra testing continuing in Leek and Cheddleton

Extra testing continuing in Leek and Cheddleton

Description
Extra Covid-19 testing for people in Leek and Cheddleton is continuing this week, with pop ups planned for Wednesday and Friday.
Date:
15 June 2021
Business support programmes as vital as ever despite fall in claimant count figure

Business support programmes as vital as ever despite fall in claimant count figure

Description
Business and employee support programmes put in place in Staffordshire are as vital as ever despite a fall in the number of out-of-work claimants, the county council's deputy leader said today.
Date:
15 June 2021
Over 23s urged to come forward and get their jab

Over 23s urged to come forward and get their jab

Description
All people over 23 in England can now book a Covid jab and the County Council is urging younger people to come forward and book their vaccination.
Date:
15 June 2021
Council considers bus infrastructure bid

Council considers bus infrastructure bid

Description
Staffordshire County Council's Cabinet will consider whether to take part in the Government's 'Bus Back Better' programme aimed at developing post-pandemic public transport services.
Date:
15 June 2021
Two days left for 18-year-olds to book their vaccinations

Two days left for 18-year-olds to book their vaccinations

Description
18-year-olds who live or attend schools in Leek or Cheddleton are being reminded they have just two days to book their Covid-19 vaccine.
Date:
14 June 2021
Plea for patience as lockdown decision looms

Plea for patience as lockdown decision looms

Description
Staffordshire County Council is issuing a please for patience as the decision over national lockdown regulations is expected and county-wide Covid case rates continue to rise.
Date:
14 June 2021
Thousands of Staffordshire Moorlands Children to be Tested for Covid Delta Strain

Thousands of Staffordshire Moorlands Children to be Tested for Covid Delta Strain

Description
Surge testing of thousands of pupils in Leek and Cheddleton gets underway tomorrow (Monday) in a bid to tackle a major outbreak of the Delta Variant of Concern (VOC).
Date:
13 June 2021
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