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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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Fourth School Linked to Coronavirus Outbreak

Fourth School Linked to Coronavirus Outbreak

Description
A fourth school in Leek has been found to have cases linked to an outbreak of the Delta Covid-19 variant.
Date:
8 June 2021
Over 18s urged to book at Leek vaccine pop-up

Over 18s urged to book at Leek vaccine pop-up

Description
People aged 18 or over who live in Leek or have links to Leek schools are being urged to seize the chance to get vaccinated – in a bid to manage an outbreak of the Delta Covid Variant of Concern in the town.
Date:
8 June 2021
Council urges all over 25s to not delay in booking their vaccine slot

Council urges all over 25s to not delay in booking their vaccine slot

Description
All people over 25 in England can now book a Covid jab and the County Council is encouraging younger people not to delay in booking their vaccination.
Date:
8 June 2021
Warning issued as Coronavirus cases rise in the county

Warning issued as Coronavirus cases rise in the county

Description
Staffordshire County Council is issuing a warning to residents and businesses as Coronavirus figures rise in the county.
Date:
7 June 2021
Stay safe from hidden dangers by ignoring temptation to cool off

Stay safe from hidden dangers by ignoring temptation to cool off

Description
People enjoying the outdoors are urged not to cool off by swimming unsupervised in open water.
Date:
7 June 2021
More than 2,000 tested in Leek

More than 2,000 tested in Leek

Description
More than 2,000 residents in Leek have turned out for testing in just four days. The testing push is in response to an outbreak of the Delta Variant of Concern (VOC) first identified in India.
Date:
6 June 2021
Last chance to get tested before schools return

Last chance to get tested before schools return

Description
Families are in Leek are being urged to get their coronavirus tests before schools return on Monday.
Date:
5 June 2021
College to offer PCR testing in Leek

College to offer PCR testing in Leek

Description
More testing is being put on in Leek over the weekend, to get as many people tested for Covid-19 in the town as possible.
Date:
4 June 2021
Funfair cancelled on public health grounds

Funfair cancelled on public health grounds

Description
A funfair set for Cheadle from June 4 to 12 has had to be cancelled in the interest of public health.
Date:
4 June 2021
Leek testing push sees 350 turn out on first day

Leek testing push sees 350 turn out on first day

Description
A Covid-19 testing push in Leek has seen more than 350 tests completed in the first day.
Date:
3 June 2021
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