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Covid 19

Covid-19 cases have more than doubled in the last week in Staffordshire. Health bosses say it’s partly due to a significant outbreak in Leek, but cases have gone up in every district and Borough, largely due to the ongoing emergence of the Indian variant. The seven-day rate for the county now stands at 25.7 cases […]

Residents and businesses in Cheshire are being urged not to let their guard down as Covid-19 cases increase following the relaxing of step 3 restrictions last month. The hike is mainly affecting those aged between 10 to 39 and the council is continuing to support schools, hospitality venues and housing associations across the borough and […]

A six week rolling programme of pop-up Covid-19 testing will take place in Stoke-on-Trent from next week. Residents will also be able to pick up home testing kits from the venues and learn how to use them. The first pop-up venue will be around the bandstand and pavilion area of Hanley Park on Tuesday and […]

Residents in Staffordshire are being urged to keep up the good work in keeping Covid-19 under control. With the seven-day Covid rates in the county now at 11.9 per 100,000, population, people are being told to keep following the guidelines and get tested twice a week to prevent the spread of infection and keep rates […]

The city council in Stoke is advising sports clubs that they can’t have spectators at their grounds, even if they have arrangements in place for outdoor hospitality. They say the guidance is clear that spectators aren’t allowed at venues, other than where a parent takes a child to a junior game where the child is […]

There’s great news for businesses across Staffordshire and Cheshire.   Boris Johnson has given the green light for outdoor pubs, restaurants, hairdressers and non-essential retailers to reopen from next Monday.   The Prime Minister’s also says gyms, zoos and holiday campsites will also be allowed to reopen.   It comes as the Government has confirmed […]

A major milestone has been reached in the fight against Covid-19 in Staffordshire after the infection rate fell below 100 for the first time since October. In the last seven days, the figure in the county has dropped to 71.6 in every 100,000 people. That’s slightly below the West Midlands figure of 72 but higher […]

Tens of thousands of pupils are back at schools and colleges across Staffordshire and Cheshire today. It’s the first part of the Government’s easing of lockdown rules. All schools have been supported with measures to reduce the risks of Covid-19 including the wearing of face coverings in communal areas and classrooms for staff and year […]

A number of areas of Stoke-on-Trent have been identified as having the highest rates for Coronavirus. Now, health leaders at the City Council are urging people living in Stoke, Shelton, Penkhull, Fenton East and around Hanley Park to get tested. The local authority has increased the availability of lateral flow testing at more venues which […]

More than 8,000 people have been tested for Covid-19 in the first two weeks since a South African variant was found in the Stafford borough.   Health bosses say they’ve been delighted by the response of the public with testing taking place at the Kingston Centre in Stafford, as well as in Gnosall, Eccleshall and […]