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COVID-19 - Walsall news updates

COVID-19 vaccine to be mandatory for all care home workers

  • 28 July 2021
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The Government has announced that the COVID-19 vaccine will be mandatory for all care home workers in England and staff are being urged to get their live-saving jab as soon as possible to protect themselves and the people they care for. Anyone whose duties require them to enter an adult care home will also have to be vaccinated against COVID-19, unless they are medically exempt.

Advice for residents and visitors to Walsall post ‘lockdown’

  • 19 July 2021
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From today (19 July), many of the COVID-19 control measures that we have followed over the past year have now been lifted. As we move into step 4 of the roadmap out of lockdown, Walsall Council has a simple but serious message for the borough, COVID-19 is still with us and we must all take individual and collective responsibility to help lower its transmission rates.  

Cabinet to consider financial performance and future budget setting at upcoming meeting

  • 14 July 2021
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Cabinet is due to discuss the council’s financial position for 2021/22, including an updated assessment of the impact of COVID-19 and approach to budget setting for 2022/23, when it next meets on the 21 July. The report addresses the council’s financial position in relation to the pressures and income losses due to COVID-19 and will consider the actions needed to ensure the council remains on a sound financial footing.

Symptom-free tests urged before Euros2020 final

  • 8 July 2021
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Ahead of the exciting England Euros 2020 final this weekend, Walsall Council is urging people to carry out symptom-free tests before meeting up with friends and family.

Celebrate Thank You Day on Sunday 4 July

  • 2 July 2021
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Celebrate Thank You Day on Sunday 4 July

We’ve all got someone to say thank you to this year. Whether it’s the neighbours for checking in to make sure we are were okay, the delivery drivers who kept food on the shelves, the volunteers who helped get the vaccine out, or the children for keeping us entertained – Thank you day is an opportunity to get together to say thank you to them all.

This Sunday 4th July is Thank You Day, and the nation is coming together alongside some amazing organisations to say thank you to everyone who deserves it. Together coalition – a small non-profit organisation dedicated to bringing people together – will lead a national day of thanks and recognition to celebrate the incredible work of our key workers, NHS staff, as well as all others in our communities who have helped us through this challenging year.