Leigh on Sea News - coronavirus

Council invites young people aged 16 to 17 to get a Covid-19 vaccine

Young people aged 16 to 17 years old are invited by Southend-on-Sea Borough Council to get their first dose of a Covid-19 vaccine in a further effort to boost take-up in this age group ahead of their return to education or training.

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COVID-19 Test and Trace Support Payments extended to end of September

The Test and Trace Support Payments (TTSP) scheme has now been extended until 30 September 2021.

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#GrabTheJab – new campaign urges young people to get covid jabs

Grab the jab – get back to the things you love safely, is a new local campaign created to encourage young people to get their Covid-19 vaccinations.

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Notice from Southend Airport Regarding July 19th Changes

A brief notice from the airport regarding the lifting of Covid restrictions on July 19.

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Keeping residents Covid-safe with site visits to businesses

Southend-on-Sea Borough Council will be working with the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) to contact and visit businesses across the Borough to ensure they are Covid-secure.

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Schoolchildren: please keep testing

Southend’s Director of Public Health is requesting parents and carers continue to encourage the young people in their household to test regularly following a recent slight rise in infection rates within schools.

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Taxi drivers given free face coverings for passengers

Taxi drivers across Southend-on-Sea have been given free face coverings to hand out to their passengers free-of-charge.

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Gold Standard onsite private PCR testing at London Southend Airport

London Southend Airport has collaborated with Prenetics to offer onsite private COVID-19 tests.

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Southend community testing programme urging everyone to use twice-weekly home testing kits

The Council’s community testing programme is to close its two remaining rapid lateral flow device (LFD) assisted swabbing sites as it moves towards encouraging testing at home for everyone.

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Borough prepares for further easing of lockdown restrictions

Southend-on-Sea Borough Council welcomes further easing of lockdown measures from 17 May but urges residents and visitors to remain cautious.

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Visitors welcomed back to cultural venues with world class exhibitions

Cultural venues in Southend are set to start reopening their doors to the public following confirmation by the Government that the country will enter step three of the roadmap to recovery.

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Elections 2021 - Vote Safe Southend

Voters will see additional safety measures in place at polling stations tomorrow (Thursday 6 May).

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Community Collect: Home Covid-19 testing programme launches in Southend

Rapid Covid-19 self-test kits are being offered to everyone living and working in Southend-on-Sea.

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Thank you to our Keyworkers!

Southend Youth Council has set up a key worker project, on behalf of the young people in the Borough, recognising the efforts and hard work of our keyworkers over the past year.

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New walk-in COVID-19 rapid flow test site opens on seafront

A new walk-in COVID-19 rapid flow test site has opened ahead of the Easter Weekend.

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Southend getting ready to reopen and welcome back visitors safely

A multi-faceted plan has been put in place to ensure the Borough is fully prepared and ready to welcome back visitors and keep residents safe.

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Council responds to Government’s four-part plan to lift coronavirus lockdown

On Monday, the government announced its four-part plan to lift the COVID-19 lockdown in England.

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‘Don’t drop your guard’ as rapid test sites now available without an appointment

The Borough’s three rapid testing sites, available for people without Coronavirus symptoms, are now available without an appointment.

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Free parking for vaccination centre visitors

Two hours free parking will be in place for people attending the NHS vaccination centre at the Cliffs Pavilion.

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Southend Pier still a major attraction despite 2020 closures

Visitor numbers to the world’s longest pleasure pier in 2020 topped some of 2019’s figures, despite various restrictions in place due to the Coronavirus pandemic.

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