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COVID 19 UPDATE

Published: 23 Sep 20

Another significant week, with a range of significant national announcements. Yesterday’s announcement at a glance: • Not a return to full lockdown in March • No general instruction to stay at home • Schools, education and universities stay open and businesses that are COVID safe continue • Office workers to work from home where possible and where not possible, people attend to work in COVID secure way • From Thursday – pubs, bars, restaurants will be table service only and must close at 10pm • Face coverings mandatory for staff in retail, all passengers in taxis, staff and customers in hospitality except when eating • More of the rules are legal obligations, with fines for breaches • From Monday – only 15 people can attend weddings, with only 30 able to attend funerals • The rule of six applies to all indoor adult team sports activity from Monday • Pilot sports event with fans are delayed • Advice for those previously shielded is to follow advice from senior clinicians, with no national expectation to shield other than in local lockdown areas • Regular review of the R rate, with additional measures possible if it doesn’t reduce • Emphasis on it being everyone’s responsibility – hands, face, space – and that these restrictions could well be in place for 6 months This followed the briefing earlier in the week by the Chief Scientific Adviser and the Chief Medical Officer setting out the current position with very stark information about possible rate increases and impact on the NHS and deaths. The Covid alert level has been upgraded for the UK to level 4 signifying an "epidemic is in general circulation; transmission is high or rising exponentially". We will be in touch with staff and managers as soon as possible about the implications of these announcements for council employees, and engage with TU colleagues in the usual way. Local rates and messages: Our latest local rates are 88.3 per 100,000 (yesterday 87.2 per 100,000) and 7 day positivity 8.0% (yesterday 8.2) The important advice we want to continue to push is: - Keep a safe distance wherever you can - Wash your hands regularly and for 20 seconds - Cover your face in enclosed spaces - Stick to the new national “rule of six” and try to limit contact wherever possible - Isolate when you need to/are advised to Finally, an important update about our local work-around testing solution As you know we have had testing available at the Mandela Centre for key workers and primary children. Because the national issues continue, demand has been high and it has created backlogs that we are dealing with. We are also trying to find a more effective local work-around given the demand, but you will appreciate that it is not easy to get this up and running. The testing site at the Mandela Centre will be closed today (Wednesday) and we will be in touch later today with details an alternative work-around solution from Thursday to the end October (we hope). We apologise for any inconvenience caused, the advice remains to try the national system and keep trying if you have Covid symptoms. Advice to schools We are also aware of the confusion being caused with some of the advice of the new national DfE helpline for schools and we have also had a report of contradictory advice from NHS111 as well. Sal is in touch with school leaders to ensure that they know where to get reliable and consistent advice from local teams (PH and Schools H&S teams). Thank you for your continued work, we will update you again later in the week as we continue our dialogue with government about the watchlist and implications for additional restrictions. Read More...

COVID 19 UPDATE

Published: 14 Sep 20

It has been another challenging week for us all in responding to increasing rates of infection and confirmation that Leeds is now an area of enhanced support on the Government’s watch list. At this stage there will not be any additional restrictions in Leeds, partly due to the new national restrictions coming into force on Monday, and the scope of enhanced actions already taking place in Leeds. Our rates are now very high, at 66 per 100,000, along with many others across the country, and our testing is now at record levels despite the national issues with the system. Other changes to the watchlist this week include Sheffield and Liverpool introduced as areas of concern, Newcastle as an area of enhanced support, and Birmingham is now an area of intervention, which means that restrictions on household meeting will be introduced there next week. This gives a sense of the broader changes we are seeing nationally. Read More...

Notice of conclusion of audit 19-20

Published: 3 Aug 20

The audit of the accounts of Swillington Village Council for the year ended is now complete. Please contact the Clerk Diane Brown should you wish to inspect them. Read More...

Swillington Educational Charity

Published: 18 Apr 20

Owing to the Coronavirus Pandemic the deadline for applications to the Swillington Educational Charity has been extended till August 31st 2020. See the enclosed flyer for further details. Read More...

Accounts 2019-20 Swillington Village Council

Published: 16 Apr 20

Please see the enclosed notice regarding the delay to the inspection of our accounts owing to COVID-19. Read More...

Information for Allotment Holders

Published: 27 Mar 20

The Allotment Society has issued measures for everyone to keep safe whilst tending their allotments. Please see the enclosed guidance for further information. Read More...

The Growing Zone Charity.

Published: 7 Oct 19

The Growing Zone a charity based in Kippax is a youth based organisation helping young people with or without disabilities. They have made 5 disused allotment plots into a place where the young people can grow fruit and vegetables and have fun and make friends in a safe environment. Swillington Village Council sponsor a young person to attend. On her recent visit to the Charity our Chair Cllr Jacqui Smith was presented to H.R.H Princess Anne. Read More...

Opening Hours for the Swillington GP Practice

Published: 1 May 19

Opening hours for all three sites of the GP surgeries Read More...

Swillington Health Centre

Published: 20 Jan 19

Dr Freeman & Partners Oulton Medical Centre, Marsh Street Surgery & Swillington Health Practice WORKING TOGETHER TO PROMOTE WELLBEING FOR ALL www.oultonmedicalcentre.co.uk Read More...

new free Independent Leeds Care Services Directory

Published: 30 Nov 18

If you’re growing concerned about your care options or just want some more information on what your choices may be, this directory can help. With information to help you understand your options, where to go for advice and how the paying for care system works, the Leeds Care Services Directory can support you to make informed decisions. Read More...

Stop HS2 from Destroying LS26

Published: 7 Jun 18

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