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COVID-19 Mobile Testing Unit – Wellingborough (Saturday 25 to Monday 27 July 2020)

A Mobile Testing Unit (MTU) will be operating in Wellingborough, Northamptonshire, in support of the COVID-19 National Testing Programme from Wednesday 22 July to Friday 24 July 2020. Testing is by appointment only. Appointments can be made at nhs.uk/ask-for-a-coronavirus-test Mobile units are only in a location for a few days. They have an integrated [...]

By |2020-07-23T11:05:39+01:00July 24th, 2020|COVID-19, Featured|0 Comments

Public health data confirms Northampton as a hot spot but others show worrying trends

In this week’s surveillance report which analyses all of the recent COVID cases and rates over the period 13-19 July, Northampton is showing the most cause for concern. Kettering and Corby are also areas of concern as the rates of infection per 100,000 increase for the third week running. Whilst the data shows that cases [...]

By |2020-07-27T14:16:20+01:00July 24th, 2020|COVID-19, Featured|0 Comments

Residents of Northampton urged to taken action as cases rise

Latest government figures published this week (22 July) show that the coronavirus infection rate in the borough of Northampton remains above the national rate (455.6 per 100,000) and regional average at 535.2 per 100,000. The rate of infection is increasing and the amount of positive tests are also increasing within the borough. This increase [...]

By |2020-07-23T16:57:59+01:00July 23rd, 2020|COVID-19, Featured|0 Comments

People in Northampton urged: get tested for coronavirus and help protect vulnerable as local cases continue to rise

Coronavirus testing is being drafted into Northampton in response to concerns over continuing high infection rates – and anyone experiencing even mild symptoms is being urged to book a test to curb the spread of the virus. Latest government figures published yesterday (21 July) show that the coronavirus infection rate in the borough remains [...]

By |2020-07-23T11:03:34+01:00July 22nd, 2020|COVID-19, Featured|0 Comments

#NorthantsTogether Newsletter 20 July 2020

Welcome to the Northants Together Partnership Update for colleagues working across the LRF and the wider community. This newsletter aims to keep you informed about how we are working together to support local people across Northamptonshire. Inside you will find lots of updates on things we have been working on together to support our [...]

By |2020-07-21T08:12:48+01:00July 21st, 2020|COVID-19, Featured|0 Comments

Public health officials release latest Northamptonshire data and Local Learning to date

Last week, we issued the first set of data on confirmed COVID-19 cases and rates across Northamptonshire. Each week this data will be released with key findings and associated guidance. The overall picture for Northamptonshire has not changed significantly since last week, with a small increase in overall infections across the county. As reported [...]

By |2020-07-17T15:18:54+01:00July 17th, 2020|COVID-19, Featured|0 Comments

COVID-19 Mobile Testing Unit – Thrapston (Wednesday 22 July to Friday 24 July 2020)

A Mobile Testing Unit (MTU) will be operating in Thrapston, Northamptonshire, in support of the COVID-19 National Testing Programme from Wednesday 22 July to Friday 24 July 2020. Testing is by appointment only. Appointments can be made at www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-getting-tested Mobile units are only in a location for a few days. They have an integrated [...]

By |2020-07-23T10:58:02+01:00July 17th, 2020|COVID-19, Featured|0 Comments

Face coverings, when and how to use them safely

Face coverings should be worn in shops and supermarkets in England from Friday 24 July. Face coverings are already mandatory in healthcare settings, GP surgeries, hospitals and on public transport. They are also recommended when sharing cars with those outside of your household, and when you find yourself unable to maintain a 2 metre distance [...]

By |2020-07-16T12:12:45+01:00July 16th, 2020|COVID-19, Featured|0 Comments

Last chance for shielding to register for priority supermarket delivery slots

Coronavirus support for the clinically extremely vulnerable (also known as the shielding population) is ending, but it’s not too late to register for support. If you have a medical condition that makes you extremely vulnerable to coronavirus and you have not yet registered for support, then you have until 17th July, this Friday, to do [...]

By |2020-07-15T15:26:12+01:00July 15th, 2020|COVID-19, Featured|0 Comments

Employees advised to follow advice on safe commuting

Health officials are advising the public to take precautions whilst car sharing as several confirmed cases in Northamptonshire are linked to transmission through this method. Recent findings within Northamptonshire have identified that employees sharing cars to travel to and from a place of work may have been a contributing factor to the spread of the [...]

By |2020-07-15T14:44:33+01:00July 15th, 2020|COVID-19, Featured|0 Comments