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Shropshire Council 250-253

Shropshire Council update on Covid19

In the week of 28 May to 3 June, 31 confirmed cases were reported – an increase of 34.7% on the previous week. While the number of cases is still below the national and regional averages, and there were no COVID-19-related deaths, the figure has been rising in Shropshire over the last month.

Shropshire’s director of public health, Rachel Robinson, is urging everyone to remember the hands-face-space-fresh air guidance.

Rachel  said “The number of reported cases is increasing and although we are below the national and regional averages, it is something we need to pay attention to given the rise in the Delta variant nationally.

“Coronavirus is still in our communities and we need to do everything we can to stop the spread. The advice that was given at the start of the pandemic is just as important today as it was a year or more ago. Hands-face-space-fresh air is key in preventing the spread.

The vaccine uptake in Shropshire is great and I encourage everyone to book their first and second jabs when invited, but it doesn’t stop you from catching the virus and passing it onto others. That is why regular hand washing, wearing a face covering, keeping a distance of 2m and ensuring indoor areas are well ventilated is still vital along, with regular testing for people with no symptoms”

Dean Carroll, Shropshire Council’s Cabinet member for public health, said:

” Thank you to all our residents who have stepped up and played their part in the fight against Covid19, but it does not end here. Please ensure you continue to follow all the Government’s advice to ensure Shropshire is a safe place to live, work and shop. It has been a long and difficult 15 months, but now is not the time to forget about the basic safety measures like hands-face-space-fresh air”

It is vitally important not to forget the advice, which was given at the start of the pandemic.

You can also order FREE Covid19 Rapid Lateral Flow Tests at this link,  https://www.gov.uk/order-coronavirus-rapid-lateral-flow-tests  they will be delivered in packs of 7 directly to your home.

If you have any of these COVID-19 symptoms:

  • a high temperature
  • a new, continuous cough
  • a loss or change to your sense of smell or taste

or if you’re asked to by NHS Test and Trace, you must isolate immediately and book a COVID-19 test online or by ringing 119, and remain in isolation until you receive your test result. You can book a FREE PCR Test at this link https://www.gov.uk/get-coronavirus-test they will be delivered in packs of 7 directly to your home.

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Get your Covid Jab at Oswestry drop-in Clinic (14 -20th June 2021)

A walk-in Pfizer vaccination clinic will be held at the Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Hospital this week, starting today Monday 14th June.

The Oswestry drop-in clinics will continue until Sunday 20 June, the clinics will be open from 8 am to 5.30pm.

Anybody 25 or over, and from other eligible groups as listed below, are invited to attend. There’s no need to book an appointment – just turn up.

You are also still eligible to book if:

  • Your age group has previously been called
  • You are at high risk from COVID-19
  • You have a condition that puts you at higher risk
  • You have a learning disability
  • You live or work in a care home
  • You are a health and social care worker
  • You are a main carer for someone at high risk from COVID-19

Please don’t delay. Join the millions who have already been vaccinated.

You should not attend if you have any of the following symptoms:

  • a high temperature
  • a new, continuous cough
  • a loss or change to your sense of smell or taste

or if you’re asked to by NHS Test and Trace, you must isolate immediately and book a COVID-19 test online or by ringing 119, and remain in isolation until you receive your test result. You can book a FREE PCR Test at this link https://www.gov.uk/get-coronavirus-test it will be delivered directly to your home.

 

The New Saints

TNS Walking Football sessions have resumed in Oswestry

The New Saints (TNS) FC Foundation provides a range of diversionary activities to ensure that all in the community have the opportunity to participate, adding enrichment to their lives regardless of gender, disability, age or social-economic factors.

Walking Football has started again at The TNS Foundation at Oswestry. Their disability projects increase the self-esteem, health, personal and social skills of all participants. They also provide activities and a Healthy Living Programme that uses exercise to fight age-related illness.

They can provide multi-sport sessions in house and in the community to disability service users. They include:

  • Football
  • Dodgeball
  • Tennis
  • Cricket
  • Rounders
  • Smash-up Badminton
  • Football Mash-up
  • Boccia
  • New Age Kurling

Take a look at this page on The TNS Foundation to see if there are any activities you would like to do. Here is a link to the page: https://www.tnsfc.co.uk/foundation/disability-sport-and-senior-saints/ Activities take place in other areas apart from Oswestry!

They also hold activities weekly for children and teenagers. Download a leaflet here: TNS_ALL_IN_MultiSport_5_2_18

For more information, please contact [email protected]

kino culture 250-253

First Cow (with audio description and subtitles)

Start Date:
19th June 2021

End Date:
19th June 2021

Start Time:
2000

End Time:
2200

Event title: First Cow (with audio description and subtitles)
Venue: Kinokulture Cinema, 9 Arthur Street, Oswestry SY11 1JN
Weblink: https://www.kinokulture.org.uk/
Name: Kinokulture Cinema
Email: https://www.kinokulture.org.uk/contact
Telephone: 01691 238167
Event description: This is a 12A film.
About the film: A skilled cook has travelled west and joined a group of fur trappers in Oregon, though he only finds true connection with a Chinese immigrant also seeking his fortune. Soon the two collaborate on a successful business.

Watch a trailer at this link: https://youtu.be/kD84LbtlW7s

Book tickets at this link: https://www.kinokulture.org.uk/purchase/first-cow/kinokulture-cinema/117484989

This short video tells you about the at the Safety measures we have put in place to keep out customers and staff safe https://youtu.be/jlHZb1jJP-8

derwen college

Derwen College Summer Virtual Open Day

Start Date:
26th June 2021

End Date:
26th June 2021

Start Time:
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End Time:
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Event title: Derwen College Summer Virtual Open Day
Venue: On-line
Weblink: https://www.derwen.ac.uk/
Name: Derwen College
Email: [email protected]
Telephone: 01691 661234 ext 401
Event description: On Saturday 26th June we will be holding two online open day events.

Both events will take place on GoToWebinar.

We look forward to seeing you at the summer Virtual Open Day events.

If you have any questions about other virtual events we are attending, or for more information about applying to Derwen College, please visit the Admissions page https://www.derwen.ac.uk/about-derwen/admissions/. You can also contact the Admissions team on: 01691 661234 ext 401.

Signal 250-253

Make Communication Clearer

Shropshire hearing loss charity “Signal” urges shops and public places to help Make Communication Clear

Catriona Nicholls, UK Projects Manager at Signal writes “The reopening of non-essential retail on April 12th marked an exciting moment in the Government roadmap, and the much-anticipated date of May 17th creates even more optimism, both commercially as well as for the general public.

For Signal – a charity based in Shropshire that supports people who are Deaf, have hearing loss or tinnitus – the reopening of retail, hospitality and other services comes as an equally welcome relief with many of their face-to-face Shropshire services having been impacted by the restrictions.

However, for many of the people they support, the reopening comes with the anxiety of a significant communication challenge.

Since July 2020, the mandatory use of masks and face coverings – so vital in controlling the spread of Covid-19 – has made communication for anyone who is hard of hearing, a serious challenge. The muffling of speech, combined with the inability to read lips, has had a profound impact on the 1 in 5 people in the county who are deaf or have hearing loss”.

Elizabeth, who has hearing loss, told Signal, “When someone is wearing a mask, the voice is obviously muffled and crucially deprives you of the ability to lipread. Lipreading is invaluable to those of us with hearing loss, and it is surprising how much you lipread without realising it.”

In response to this issue, and thanks to a grant from the Community Foundation for Staffordshire, Signal have launched their “Make Communication Clear” campaign, aimed at raising awareness of the challenges that are being faced by people who rely on lip reading, and recommending simple ways in which shops and services can adapt their communication to provide a more inclusive experience.

Signal are asking businesses, shops, hospitality and other public places to join them in the campaign. They have produced a range of free marketing materials that can be used and displayed, which will let deaf and hard of hearing people know that this is a welcoming, “Deaf Friendly” space, where staff know how to adapt their communication methods to ensure a deaf aware service.

Included in the free pack is a colourful poster that helps staff to understand 8 simple communication tips that will support them to deliver an inclusive customer service.

Click this link to watch a short video (with BSL) about 8 simple communication tips https://youtu.be/zTh_z08_U4M

Signal Communication Tips 2021 A5

Also in the pack is a poster promoting the space as “Deaf Friendly” and explaining that, in accordance with Government Guidelines*, deaf-aware staff will temporarily lower their mask to allow their lips to be read, if required.

Finally, there are a range of colourful badges, with positive messages about lip reading, that can be worn both by staff members and people with hearing loss.

Packs can be ordered for free by visiting Signal’s website page www.signal.org.uk/covid-19

Signal hopes when staff working in customer facing roles have a better understanding of the challenges faced by customers who are deaf or have hearing loss, as well as an understanding of how small adaptations can make communication so much easier, life for the 1 in 5 people who experience hearing loss in our county, will be significantly improved: now and beyond the pandemic.

*Government Guidelines state you do not need to wear a face covering, “if you are speaking to or providing assistance to someone who relies on lip reading, clear sound or facial expressions to communicate”.

For further information about the work of Signal visit their website at this link:  https://www.signal.org.uk/

 

 

 

 

 

After Love

After Love (with subtitles and audio description)

Start Date:
26th June 2021

End Date:
26th June 2021

Start Time:
2000

End Time:
2130

Event title: After Love (with subtitles and audio description)
Venue: Kinokulture Cinema, 9 Arthur Street, Oswestry SY11 1JN
Weblink: https://www.kinokulture.org.uk/
Name: Kinokulture Cinema
Email: https://www.kinokulture.org.uk/contact
Telephone: 01691 238167
Event description: This is a 12A film with some strong language.

About the film: Set in the port town of Dover, Mary Hussain suddenly finds herself a widow following the unexpected death of her husband. A day after the burial, she discovers he has a secret just twenty-one miles across the English Channel in Calais.

To watch a trailer click here: https://cdnstatic.usheru.com/wwmtrailers/312798_uk_high.mp4

Book tickets at this link: https://www.kinokulture.org.uk/purchase/after-love/kinokulture-cinema/117485416

Some changes to our film show times with the introduction of some 5:30pm screenings and our evening screenings will now Start at 8pm (with the exception of Event Cinema such as Exhibition On Screen, Theatre & Ballet when they return).

We have also reduced the regular concession ticket price for 16-30′s, students, jobseekers & NHS workers to £6.00 and the under 16 ticket price to £4.00. (Again this does not apply to Event Cinema as these prices are set by the distributors).

When available we are introducing Audio Described subtitled screenings for the Hard Of Hearing (AD/HOH)
These will generally be on a Saturday evening, look out for these screenings of the following:

  • Nomadland,
  • Ammonite,
  • Sound Of Metal,
  • After Love and
  • Judas And The Black Messiah.

This short video tells you about the at the Safety measures we have put in  place   https://youtu.be/jlHZb1jJP-8

Sound of Metal

Sound of Metal (with subtitles and Audio Description)

Start Date:
11th June 2021

End Date:
12th June 2021

Start Time:
2000

End Time:
2210

Event title: Sound of Metal (with subtitles and Audio Description)
Venue: Kinokulture Cinema, 9 Arthur Street, Oswestry SY11 1JN
Weblink: https://www.kinokulture.org.uk/
Name: Kinokulture Cinema
Email: https://www.kinokulture.org.uk/contact
Telephone: 01691 238167
Event description: Note: Rating 15, strong language and sex references.

About the film: A heavy-metal drummer’s life is thrown into freefall when he begins to lose his hearing.

Watch a trailer at this link: https://youtu.be/uZpilm43dW0

Book your tickets at this link for Friday 11th June https://www.kinokulture.org.uk/purchase/sound-of-metal/kinokulture-cinema/117852123 or at this link for Saturday 12th June https://www.kinokulture.org.uk/purchase/sound-of-metal/kinokulture-cinema/117852124

Some changes to our film show times with the introduction of some 5:30pm screenings and our evening screenings will now Start at 8pm (with the exception of Event Cinema such as Exhibition On Screen, Theatre & Ballet when they return).

We have also reduced the regular concession ticket price for 16-30′s, students, jobseekers & NHS workers to £6.00 and the under 16 ticket price to £4.00. (Again this does not apply to Event Cinema as these prices are set by the distributors).

When available we are introducing Audio Described subtitled screenings for the Hard Of Hearing (AD/HOH)
These will generally be on a Saturday evening, look out for these screenings of the following:

  • Nomadland,
  • Ammonite,
  • Sound Of Metal,
  • After Love and
  • Judas And The Black Messiah.

This short video tells you about the at the Safety measures we have put in  place   https://youtu.be/jlHZb1jJP-8

kino culture 250-253

Ammonite (with Subtitles and Audio Description)

Start Date:
5th June 2021

End Date:
5th June 2021

Start Time:
2000

End Time:
1000

Event title: Ammonite (with Subtitles and Audio Description)
Venue: Kinokulture Cinema, 9 Arthur Street, Oswestry SY11 1JN
Weblink: https://www.kinokulture.org.uk/
Name: Kinokulture Cinema
Email: https://www.kinokulture.org.uk/contact
Telephone: N/A
Event description: Note: This film has sexual scenes.
About the film: Acclaimed paleontologist Mary Anning works alone selling common fossils to tourists to support her ailing mother, but a chance job offer changes her life when a visitor hires her to care for his wife.

Watch a trailer at this link: https://cdnstatic.usheru.com/wwmtrailers/311629_high.mp4

To book tickets click this link: https://www.kinokulture.org.uk/purchase/ammonite/kinokulture-cinema/117484875

Tickets cost £8.60

Some changes to our film show times with the introduction of some 5:30pm screenings and our evening screenings will now Start at 8pm (with the exception of Event Cinema such as Exhibition On Screen, Theatre & Ballet when they return).

We have also reduced the regular concession ticket price for 16-30′s, students, jobseekers & NHS workers to £6.00 and the under 16 ticket price to £4.00. (Again this does not apply to Event Cinema as these prices are set by the distributors).

When available we are introducing Audio Described subtitled screenings for the Hard Of Hearing (AD/HOH)
These will generally be on a Saturday evening, look out for these screenings of the following:

  • Nomadland,
  • Ammonite,
  • Sound Of Metal,
  • After Love and
  • Judas And The Black Messiah.

This short video tells you about the at the Safety measures we have put in  place   https://youtu.be/jlHZb1jJP-8

Nomadland

Nomadland (Audio Described and Subtitles)

Start Date:
22nd May 2021

End Date:
22nd May 2021

Start Time:
2000

End Time:
2145 approx

Event title: Nomadland (Audio Described and Subtitles)
Venue: Kinokulture Cinema, 9 Arthur Street, Oswestry SY11 1JN
Weblink: https://www.kinokulture.org.uk/
Name: Kinokulture Cinema
Email: https://www.kinokulture.org.uk/contact
Telephone: N/A
Event description: Note: This showing is audio described and has subtitles. It is 12A, has infrequent moderate bad language and references to suicide.

About the film: A woman in her sixties who, after losing everything in the Great Recession, embarks on a journey through the American West, living as a van-dwelling modern-day nomad.

To watch a YouTube trailer click here: https://cdnstatic.usheru.com/wwmtrailers/287879_high.mp4

To book tickets click this link: https://www.kinokulture.org.uk/purchase/nomadland-1/kinokulture-cinema/117484712

Some changes to our film show times with the introduction of some 5:30pm screenings and our evening screenings will now Start at 8pm (with the exception of Event Cinema such as Exhibition On Screen, Theatre & Ballet when they return).

We have also reduced the regular concession ticket price for 16-30′s, students, jobseekers & NHS workers to £6.00 and the under 16 ticket price to £4.00. (Again this does not apply to Event Cinema as these prices are set by the distributors).

When available we are introducing Audio Described subtitled screenings for the Hard Of Hearing (AD/HOH)
These will generally be on a Saturday evening, look out for these screenings of the following:

  • Nomadland,
  • Ammonite,
  • Sound Of Metal,
  • After Love and
  • Judas And The Black Messiah.