Coronavirus update from Telford and Wrekin Council 1 April 2021 - SYST Business

Coronavirus update from Telford and Wrekin Council 1 April 2021

Infection rates in Telford and Wrekin begin to level out

The number of new confirmed coronavirus cases in Telford and Wrekin continues to remain stable, the latest weekly figures show.

For the third week running, the number of new cases has been between 49 and 60.

The borough’s infection rate continues to remain lower than the regional and national average.

Restrictions eased for Easter

Months of sacrifice and effort from you have resulted in restrictions being eased. So, thank you Telford and Wrekin.

This Easter, we will be able to meet outdoors and enjoy some sunshine with others while following the rule of six.

But please continue to be sensible and cautious. We still need to follow restrictions to keep people safe.

It is important that we continue to not meet people indoors and continue to minimise travel and stay local.

If we continue to play our part in following the rules, we will reduce the spread of the virus and stay on track to ease restrictions further.

Businesses: register to order free rapid tests for your employees

Businesses can now register to order free rapid lateral flow tests for their employees.

We have prepared a guide for businesses to help them test employees using rapid lateral flow tests.

If you are a business that cannot open because of existing Coronavirus restrictions, you should still register now.

The deadline to register is 12 April.

View guide

Ideas to keep children healthy and active this Easter

This Easter, we’ve pulled together a bunch of ideas on our website for families to use to keep their children healthy, active and entertained while they are not at school.

There are recipe ideas, games to keep your child active, info on healthy eating, plus craft and storytime ideas.

Coronavirus restrictions are still in place, but that should not stop your child from having a healthy and active Easter holiday.

Get holiday ideas

Over 90% of adults over 50 now vaccinated

Over 90% of adults aged 50 and above in Telford and Wrekin have had their first Covid-19 vaccination.

You can book your Covid-19 vaccination appointment online or by calling 119 if you:

  • are aged 50 or over,
  • are clinically extremely vulnerable,
  • have a learning disability,
  • are a main carer for someone at high risk from coronavirus.

Already had your first vaccine? Information is available about the second dose.

Thank you to everyone who’s had their vaccine so far!

Get tested twice a week

We are encouraging all borough adults with no coronavirus symptoms to test themselves twice every week – particularly those from households with school-aged children and those who need to go to work.

There are many borough locations to collect home test kits from:

From the Council’s rapid testing sites:
• The Place, Oakengates;
• The Anstice, Madeley;
• Cosy Hall, Newport
Open Mon-Fri, 9am-2pm & 2.30pm-7pm and Sat-Sun, 10am – 2.30pm
The Place, Oakengates is closed on Sat.

Easter schedule for rapid testing sites:

Friday, 2 April 8.30am – 2pm, all sites
Saturday, 3 April 9.30am-3pm, Cosy Hall and Anstice
Sunday, 4 April – Closed
Monday, 5 April – 8.30am – 2pm, all sites

– From the NHS “Test & Trace” sites – open as normal during Easter, find your nearest site.

Anyone aged 18 or over can collect testing kits – there is no need to book an appointment to pick-up your kit, you can just turn up during the above-mentioned opening times.

You can take home 2 packs of test kits, each pack contains 7 tests.

What it’s like to be back at school

We went out and asked local pupils how it feels to be back in school and what they missed most when they were at home.

Watch and see what they think.

Watch video

Originally published by Telford and Wrekin Council