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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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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.

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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

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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/

 

 

 

 

 

shropshire together

Shrewsbury and Area Community Connectors’ Meeting

Start Date:
7th July 2021

End Date:
7th July 2021

Start Time:
0930

End Time:
1100

Event title: Shrewsbury and Area Community Connectors’ Meeting
Venue: On-line
Name: Shropshire RCC
Email: [email protected]
Telephone: 01691 656882
Event description: 
This network is for voluntary and community groups, health care professionals, public sector providers and businesses who operate in Shrewsbury and the surrounding areas.

Please email Daphne Simmons [email protected] for a zoom link enabling you to join the meeting.

For further information about Community Connectors meetings please call 01691 656882

Shropshire Telford & Wrekin CCG

May Bank Holiday-The NHS is here for you.

The NHS is still available for you to use this Bank Holiday weekend. Some GP practices will be closed on Monday 31 May 2021, but there are other NHS services available over the Bank Holiday to ensure we all get the care we need.

If you are unwell and you are not sure what to do contact NHS 111 online at: 111.nhs.uk or call 111 free from a landline or your mobile phone.

A trained NHS 111 professional will be able to assess you and, if you should need it, book a time slot at an Accident and Emergency (A&E) department to make sure you can be seen safely. NHS 111 is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

If you have a minor illness such as a sore throat, tummy trouble or an ache or pain,  your local pharmacy can offer you clinical advice and over-the-counter treatments. Some community pharmacies will be open on Monday 31 May – to check opening times please visit the NHS website. You will need to key in your postcode on the NHS website, to find where your nearest Pharmacy.

Minor Injuries Units (MIUs) are available in Bridgnorth, Ludlow, Oswestry and Whitchurch and treat minor injuries such as bites, cuts, foreign bodies in the eyes, nose and ears, minor burns and scalds, sprains and bruises, and wound infections. For opening hours, visit the Shropshire Community Health NHS Trust website.

Urgent Treatment Centres (UTCs) are located at the Royal Shrewsbury Hospital and the Princess Royal Hospital in Telford and treat injuries that do not need emergency treatment. For opening hours, please visit the Shrewsbury and Telford NHS Trust website.

For life-threatening emergencies, such as a stroke or heart attack, call 999 straight away.

COVID-19 information: If you have any symptoms of COVID-19 such as a high temperature, new, continuous cough or a loss or change to your sense of taste or smell you must stay at home and book a test as soon as possible. You can book a test at this link: book a test online

If you have problems, or cannot use the online service, call 119. You and anyone you live with should stay at home until you get your test result and only leave your home to have a test. For more coronavirus advice, visit www.111.nhs.uk/covid-19.

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The Pantomime Adventures of Peter Pan (Signed Performance)

Start Date:
20th December 2021

End Date:
20th December 2021

Start Time:
1800

End Time:
20.30

Event title: The Pantomime Adventures of Peter Pan (Signed Performance)
Venue: Theatre Severn, Frankwell Quay, Frankwell, Shrewsbury SY3 8FT
Weblink: https://www.theatresevern.co.uk/
Name: Theatre Severn
Email: [email protected]
Telephone: 01743 281281
Event description: This performance will be presented with British Sign Language (BSL) to aid hearing impaired audiences

RELAXED SPACE now available alongside all performances. Suitable for audiences who find any elements of the live performance environment uncomfortable and need to leave the auditorium. Our relaxed space is equipped with comfortable seating and live footage of the performance on screen, so you can continue watching the show if you wish.

Back to the pantomime: Don’t miss our next spectacular, swashbuckling family pantomime, THE PANTOMIME ADVENTURES OF PETER PAN! – starring Shropshire legendary dame BRAD FITT!

Once again, the show will be written by Paul Hendy and produced by Evolution, the same team behind the Box Office smash-hit, Aladdin.

Peter Pan promises to be spectacular, top-quality entertainment, with lavish sets, and a seriously funny script.

‘WONDERFUL… HILARIOUS… GENIUS!’ loveshrewsbury.com
‘A SOARAWAY SUCCESS!’ Shropshire Star
‘FLAWLESS… INCREDIBLE… PURE JOY!’ voicemag.co.uk
‘ON TOP FORM… SO MUCH JOY!’ Shropshire What’s On

Ticket can be booked at this link: https://www.theatresevern.co.uk/BookEvent.aspx? eventID=546174 Please check you are booking for this performance with BSL or the performance without BSL and that you have the correct date.

Cost £16 – £27.50 | FRIENDS 10% OFF | Approx. 2h 30min
Children under 2? Discounted tickets are available via telephone or in person

Through the doorway 250-253

Arts and Crafts

Start Date:
19th April 2021

End Date:
21st June 2021

Start Time:
0930

End Time:
1130

Event title: Arts and Crafts
Venue: The Gateway Centre, Chester Street, Shrewsbury SY1 1NB
Name: Through the Doorway
Email: [email protected]
Telephone: 07528 700492
Event description: Our 10-week arts and crafts course will give you time to relax, have fun and meet other people while doing a variety of arts and crafts. You will get the chance to try lots
of different techniques or you may just wish to do one or two things – the choice is
yours.

No previous experience is necessary – this course is suitable for total beginners as well as those with more experience.

To keep everyone safe, you will need to agree to do a Covid lateral flow test before each session.

Starting Monday 19 April 2021 – but spaces are still available to join now.

These sessions are totally FREE and are part of the BBO Programme

To be eligible you must:

  • be unemployed (not in work but looking for work) or
  • economically inactive (not in work and not currently looking for work) but would like to look for work in the future.
  • You must also have the right to live and work in the UK

Everything is provided so all you need to do is turn up, but BOOKING IS ESSENTIAL so that we can provide enough equipment

For more information please call or text 07528 700492 or email [email protected]

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Lino Printing Course

Start Date:
20th April 2021

End Date:
22nd June 2021

Start Time:
1000

End Time:
1200

Event title: Lino Printing Course
Venue: The Gateway Centre, Chester Street, Shrewsbury SY1 1NB
Name: Through the Doorway
Email: [email protected]
Telephone: 07528 700492
Event description: Our 10-week Lino printing course will take you through the entire process of
producing a lino print from first ideas to finished product.

Using nature as inspiration you will be able to experiment with different textures and colours and develop your own individual style to create original artworks or your own Christmas cards.

As sharp cutting tools are used, you must be willing and able to follow appropriate safety.
guidelines.

To keep everyone safe, you will need to agree to do a Covid lateral flow test before each session.

Starting Tuesday 20 April 2021 – but spaces are still available to join now.

These sessions are totally FREE and are part of the BBO Programme.

To be eligible you must:

  • be unemployed (not in work but looking for work) or
  • economically inactive (not in work and not currently looking for work) but would like to think about work in the future.
  • You must also have the right to live and work in the UK.

Everything is provided so all you need to do is turn up, but BOOKING IS ESSENTIAL so that we can provide enough equipment

For more information please call or text 07528 700492 or email [email protected]

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New pick up points set-up for free Covid test kits-Shropshire

Everyone across Shropshire will now be able to pick up free lateral flow Covid-19 home testing kits from sites across the county. 

The new collection points for the lateral flow tests will be available at libraries and leisure centres across the Shropshire from Monday 12th April. 

Libraries 

  • Shrewsbury Library 
  • Oswestry Library 
  • Whitchurch Library 
  • Bridgnorth Library 
  • Church Stretton Library 
  • Market Drayton Library  
  • Bishop’s Castle Library 
  • Ludlow Library 

Leisure Centres 

  • Church Stretton Leisure Centre, Shrewsbury Road, Church Stretton SY6 6ER
  • SpArC Bishops Castle Leisure Centre, Brampton Road, Bishops Castle SY9 5AY
  • Much Wenlock Leisure Centre, Farley Road, Much Wenlock TF13 6NB
  • Roman Road Sports Centre, Longden Road, Shrewsbury SY3 9DW
  • Idsall Sports Centre, Coppice Green Lane, Shifnal TF11 8PD

Opening times for the above can be by clicking on this link found here 

Other collection points include: 

PCR Testing Centres: 

  • Shrewsbury COVID-19 Testing Centre at Shirehall overflow car park (opposite the White Horse Pub), London Road, Shrewsbury SY2 6NS 
  • Oswestry Covid-19 Testing Centre at Beatrice Street car park, Oswestry SY11 1QW 
  • Ludlow Smithfield Car Park at 25 Lower Galdeford, Ludlow SY8 1RN 

Walk in, symptom-free testing centres 

Shropshire Council are also encouraging anyone who collects a home testing kit to complete a test on site to gain an understanding of what you need to do. 

  • Theatre Severn, Frankwell Quay, Frankwell, Shrewsbury SY3 8FT
  • The Lantern, Meadow Farm Drive, Harlescott, Shrewsbury SY1 4NG
  • Halo, Craven Arms Community Centre, Newington Way, Craven Arms SY7 9PS
  • Stage Door Theatre, Aston Street, Wem, SY4 5AY  (From Saturday 10 April)
  • Bridgnorth Community Centre, Severn Street, Low Town, Bridgnorth WV15 6BB
  • Raven House, 129 Cheshire Street, Market Drayton TF9 3AH 
  • The Victoria Centre, Victoria Road, Oswestry SY11 2HT 

 Pharmacies -Several Shropshire pharmacies also offering in person testing, as well as collection. Several Tests can be booked online using  www.1centralhealth.co.uk/shropshirelft  

The lateral flow kits can provide results in around 30 minutes. 

If you are unable to collect testing kit in person, you canorder them for home delivery.  

Adults over 18 years of age can pick up a maximum of two kits each per visit for their own use. 

Instructions on how to use the tests and record results are included with the kits. 

People with symptoms of COVID-19 should NOT take a rapid test. Instead, please stay at home and book a PCR test onlineor by calling 119.      

Anyone who tests positive with an LFD at home must self-isolate immediately and arrange to have a further PCR test.  To book a test visitgov.uk/get-coronavirus-testor call 119. 

For local advice and support during the pandemic (especially if you are self-isolating), call Shropshire Council’s COVID-19 Helpline on 0345 678 9028 (lines open throughout the week 9am-5pm, and on the weekend on Saturdays from 9am-4pm and Sundays 9am-12pm) or visit our website at www.shropshire.gov.uk/coronavirus.

The above information is courtesy of Shropshire Council

Shrewsbury NHS Trust 250-253

Where to Get Medical Help During Easter Bank Holiday

GP practices will be closed over the Easter bank holiday (Friday 2nd, April to Monday 5th, April 2021), NHS Shropshire and NHS Telford and Wrekin Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) say NHS services including GP appointments are available.

“The NHS is here for you if you need us, and different services are available depending on the medical help required.

For non-emergency health concerns, contact NHS 111 online athttps://111.nhs.uk or call 111, free from landlines and mobile phones. This service is available 24 hours a day, including bank holidays. Callers will be directed to where they can get the medical help and advice they need.

Pharmacies also offer health advice and over-the-counter treatments. To check if your local pharmacy is open as normal, or for limited times over the Easter bank holiday, visit the NHS website.

The Minor Injuries Units in Bridgnorth, Ludlow, Oswestry and Whitchurch treat minor injuries such as bites, cuts, foreign bodies in the eyes, nose and ears, minor burns and scalds, sprains and bruises, and wound infections. For opening hours, visit the https://www.shropscommunityhealth.nhs.uk/

Urgent Treatment Centres (UTC), which are located at the Royal Shrewsbury Hospital and the Princess Royal Hospital in Telford, treat injuries which don’t need emergency treatment. For opening hours, visit the https://www.sath.nhs.uk/wards-services/urgent/

For life threatening emergencies, such as a stroke or heart attack, contact 999.

If you are showing any signs of COVID-19 symptoms such as a high temperature, a new, continuous cough or loss of taste or smell, please stay at home and use the dedicated NHS 111 COVID-19 service online at www.111.nhs.uk/COVID-19 for advice.

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