UK Government local coronavirus testing site opens in Edinburgh

A new walk-through coronavirus testing centre has opened in Edinburgh. The new facility is being provided by the UK Government as part of a UK-wide drive to continue to improve the accessibility of coronavirus testing for local communities.The centre, in the Usher Hall, will offer pre-booked tests for those with coronavirus symptoms.The new site is situated so as to be easily accessible without a car. Those being tested will be required to follow public health measures, including social distancing, not travelling by taxi or public transport, practising good personal hygiene and wearing a face covering throughout, including while travelling to and from the testing centre.Anyone attending an appointment…

0 Comments

Local people unite against the ‘hideous far right’ to welcome refugees to Penally

On 15 September, local people in Penally south Wales became aware of the Home Office’s plans to house refugees at a former military training camp. One local person told The Canary that the Home Office’s failure to consult the local community has “given rise to fear, which has manifested itself in some pretty ugly scenes”. And the far right are attempting to exploit these fears. Since the Home Office’s plans became public, anti-refugee groups have gathered outside the camp and clashed with police. But this hate isn’t going unchecked. Because local people are uniting to show solidarity with refugees. A clear message The Canary spoke to local people…

0 Comments

UK Government local coronavirus testing site opens in Aberdeen

A new walk-through coronavirus testing centre has opened in Aberdeen. The new facility is being provided by the UK Government as part of a UK-wide drive to continue to improve the accessibility of coronavirus testing for local communities.The centre, in the University of Aberdeens Roy Strathdee building, will offer pre-booked tests for those with coronavirus symptoms.The new site is situated so as to be easily accessible without a car. Those being tested will be required to follow public health measures, including social distancing, not travelling by taxi or public transport, practising good personal hygiene and wearing a face covering throughout, including while travelling to and from the testing…

0 Comments

Press release: Childcare to be exempt from interhousehold mixing restrictions in local areas of intervention

Informal carers will be able to provide care for children and vulnerable adults in parts of the country with restrictions on interhousehold mixing Children under 14 will be able to be cared for by individuals outside of their immediate household as part of a care bubble Arrangements must be part of a consistent childcare relationshipInformal childcare and caring arrangements will be allowed to continue across the nation, the Health Secretary has announced today.Interhousehold mixing is currently banned in some areas under local restrictions, including parts of the North West, North East, and Bolton and Leicester. From Tuesday 22 September care bubbles will be able to form in areas…

0 Comments

Detailed guide: North West of England: local restrictions

An outbreak of coronavirus (COVID-19) has been identified in parts of Lancashire, Merseyside, Warrington and Halton. The government and relevant local authorities are acting together to control the spread of the virus.Restrictions apply to the specified areas below.Affected local areasPendle (whole area subject to restrictions on household mixing. The following parts have additional guidance in place): Whitefield Walverden Southfield Bradley Clover Hill Brierfield Marsden Blackburn with Darwen (all areas of Blackburn and Darwen are currently subject to restrictions. The following parts are already subject to restrictions on care home visits, hospitality venues, and household mixing detailed below): Audley & Queens Park Bastwell & Daisyfield Billinge & Beardwood Blackburn…

0 Comments

Detailed guide: Leicester: local restrictions

Additional businesses and venues can reopen in Leicester City from 8 and 15 September. Other restrictions remain in place.A local outbreak of coronavirus (COVID-19) has been identified in Leicester City and the borough of Oadby and Wigston. The government and local authority are acting together to control the spread of the virus in Leicester and affected surrounding areas.The next review will take place by 25 September.Read the latest information from Leicester City Council.Affected local areasLeicester (city council area) Oadby and Wigston (borough council area), from Tuesday 22 SeptemberLocal restrictionsBusiness and venue closuresThe following businesses and venues must remain closed nationally, including in the affected local areas:nightclubs, dance halls,…

0 Comments

Correspondence: Adult social care winter plan: letter from Minister for Care to local authorities

Department Of Health PDF, 65.5KB, 3 pages This file may not be suitable for users of assistive technology. Request an accessible format. If you use assistive technology (such as a screen reader) and need aversion of this document in a more accessible format, please email publications@dhsc.gov.uk.Please tell us what format you need. It will help us if you say what assistive technology you use. Details Published 18 September 2020 Last updated 21 September 2020 +show all updates 21 September 2020Added HTML version. 18 September 2020First published. Source link

0 Comments

Local lockdowns in four areas South Wales after a ‘worrying and rapid rise’ in coronavirus cases

The areas of Bridgend, Merthyr Tydfil, Newport and Blaenau Gwent will be placed under a local lockdown following an increase in coronavirus (Covid-19) cases, the Welsh Government has announced. Health minister Vaughan Gething said there had been a “worrying and rapid rise” in cases of Covid-19 in the four areas, which have a combined population of about 430,000 people. Under the measures, which come into force at 6pm on Tuesday, people must not enter or leave the areas without a reasonable excuse. People are only able to meet outdoors and are unable to meet members of their extended household indoors. Dyma’r sleidiau a ddefnyddiwyd yn y gynhadledd i’r…

0 Comments