Covid testing in schools: frequently asked questions

Why are you testing people in school? About one in three people with coronavirus do not have symptoms but can still pass it on, this is sometimes referred to as being asymptomatic. Regular testing of people without symptoms is important to help stop the virus spreading. Who is being testing and when? As schools re-open […]

Free rapid tests for all businesses in Warrington

Workplace testing is now available to all businesses who register their interest by 31 March, including those with fewer than 50 employees. As part of the government’s roadmap to cautiously lift restrictions, businesses of all sizes that are registered with Companies House, including those with fewer than 50 employees, can register to order free lateral […]

‘This budget marries the compassion and ambition needed to put Liverpool on the strongest possible footing’ – read the Acting Mayor’s budget speech

Liverpool City Council has set its budget for the coming financial year, 2021/22. It prioritises giving a helping hand to the most vulnerable, with 60 per cent of the council’s budget going on children’s and adults services. Other headlines include: A commitment to long-term funding for the city’s network of children’s centres Additional money to […]

Regular COVID testing available for school students and their families

Households and people in a support or childcare bubble with school pupils, as well as staff members can get now twice-weekly rapid lateral flow tests to help identify COVID cases and reduce transmission. Twice-weekly testing will also be offered to adults working in the wider school community, including bus drivers and after school club leaders. […]

Symptom-free Covid-19 Testing Centre opens in Parr

A new symptom free Covid-19 testing centre will open its doors in Parr today, Thursday. The new test centre at the Torus Housing Office on Newton Road, will be open from 1pm to 6pm and is open to anyone who does not have symptoms to get one of the quick tests that will tell you […]

What is NHS Test and Trace?

Warrington’s health leaders are reminding residents and partners to immediately get tested if they develop any coronavirus symptoms. Last week, the council published its outbreak control plans, which detail steps that will be taken by the council, health partners and affected settings in the case of a coronavirus outbreak. Following the publication of these guidance documents, […]