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Free Covid-19 testing in Cheshire East to end on Friday April 1st

Free Covid-19 testing in Cheshire East to end on Friday April 1st

PCR testing sites in Crewe and Macclesfield will be closed from Friday (April 1) as part of central government plans to close all free testing sites by the end of March.

Also, from Friday 1 April, free LFD tests will end.

March 29, 2022
Cheshire East Council ‘general reserves’ rise to £11.5 million

Cheshire East Council ‘general reserves’ rise to £11.5 million

By Belinda Ryan, local democracy reporter
A councillor has sought assurances that Cheshire East’s £11.5m general reserves would be enough in the event of a crisis because it is lower than most local authorities.

The council increased its general reserves from £10m to £11.5m last year – taking it to 3% of the annual revenue budget.

January 7, 2022
Covid-19 cases highest in Cheshire East since pandemic began

Covid-19 cases highest in Cheshire East since pandemic began

Covid-19 cases are at their highest level in Cheshire East since the global pandemic was declared in March 2020, latest figures show.

Official Government stats show positive cases in Cheshire East as 540 per 100,000 population.

October 13, 2021
CEC warns of sharp rise in COVID-19 cases in Crewe and Sandbach

CEC warns of sharp rise in COVID-19 cases in Crewe and Sandbach

There has been a significant increase in confirmed COVID-19 cases in the Crewe and Sandbach areas, say council health chiefs.

Crewe accounts for one in five of all COVID-19 cases in the borough with 697 cases per 100,000.

October 1, 2021
FEATURE: 6 ways Covid-19 has changed the way we work

FEATURE: 6 ways Covid-19 has changed the way we work

Covid-19 has changed the entire world forever, whether we like it or not.

And perhaps one of the biggest changes has been the way we work.

August 27, 2021
Unvaccinated CEC staff NOT classed as sick if self-isolating as “contact”

Unvaccinated CEC staff NOT classed as sick if self-isolating as “contact”

By Belinda Ryan, local democracy reporter
Unvaccinated Cheshire East Council staff who take time off work to self-isolate as a close contact of a Covid-19 case won’t be classed as being off sick.

From yesterday (August 16), people who are double jabbed or aged under 18 are no longer legally required to self-isolate if they are identified as a close contact of a positive Covid-19 case.

August 17, 2021
Nantwich school to reinstate mandatory face coverings indoors

Nantwich school to reinstate mandatory face coverings indoors

A Nantwich secondary school has reinstated mandatory wearing of face coverings for all pupils inside school buildings.

David Cole, headteacher at Brine Leas School, said the move “is not the situation that anyone would desire but it is the one we need”.

June 7, 2021
14 cases of Indian Variant Covid-19 virus detected in Cheshire East

14 cases of Indian Variant Covid-19 virus detected in Cheshire East

Fourteen people in Cheshire East area have contracted the Indian Variant of Covid-19 virus, health chiefs confirmed today.

It comes amid concerns that the variant is spreading in pockets of the UK, leading to speculation of potential local restrictions.

May 19, 2021
Cheshire NHS vaccination staff “stress” leads to rise in sick days

Cheshire NHS vaccination staff “stress” leads to rise in sick days

By Ethan Davies, local democracy reporter
More than half of all sick days taken in February by staff at the Cheshire NHS body leading the Covid-19 vaccination programme were down to stress, anxiety, or depression.

That’s according to the latest workforce report from NHS Cheshire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), which leads the vaccine roll-out in the county.

April 16, 2021
READER’S LETTER: Covid Testing – keeping it simple!

READER’S LETTER: Covid Testing – keeping it simple!

Dear Editor,
Last week, the first national pilot of a dual use Covid-19 testing site rolled into action in Cheshire East, on the Chester Street car park in Crewe.

Those without symptoms who need a test can book and attend in the mornings (getting their results in as little as half an hour!)

April 12, 2021
Two-thirds of Cheshire adults have Covid-19 vaccine, data shows

Two-thirds of Cheshire adults have Covid-19 vaccine, data shows

By Ethan Davies, local democracy reporter
Nearly two-thirds of Cheshire’s adult population have now had their Covid-19 vaccine, new data shows.

The statistics, from NHS England, show that up to April 4, 388,487 residents have had their first dose of a coronavirus vaccine — out of a population of 596,446 — representing 65% of the county’s over-16s.

April 9, 2021
Astra Zeneca vaccine “benefits” outweigh risks, says Cheshire health chief

Astra Zeneca vaccine “benefits” outweigh risks, says Cheshire health chief

By Ethan Davies, local democracy reporter
The ‘benefits’ of the Oxford/AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine ‘outweigh the risks’, a leading Cheshire NHS official has said.

Clare Watson, accountable officer for the NHS Cheshire clinical commissioning group (CCG) — the organisation leading the county’s vaccination roll-out — made the comments yesterday (April 7).

April 8, 2021
Crewe to pilot country’s first dual use Covid-19 testing site

Crewe to pilot country’s first dual use Covid-19 testing site

Cheshire East Council is trialling a dual use Covid-19 testing site in Crewe – the first of its kind in the country.

From tomorrow, the existing walk-through testing site in Crewe will become dual use for two weeks from April 6-19

April 5, 2021