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Communities across Walsall will get extra support as Census 2021 approaches

  • 20 January 2021
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The census will be held on 21 March 2021. While results will be available the following year, all personal records will be locked away for 100 years and kept safe for future generations. 

For the first time, the census will be run primarily online, making it easy for most people to complete the questionnaire on any device — whether that be a computer, a mobile phone or a tablet. Local census support centres will be offering help, while paper questionnaires will be available for those who need them. All census staff will operate in line with the Government’s latest COVID-19 guidance.

Commemorating Sister Dora's birthday

  • 15 January 2021
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Commemorating Sister Dora's birthday

This Saturday marks the birthday of Sister Dora who was originally from Yorkshire but was sent to Walsall in 1865 by way of her religious order and spent the rest of her life pursuing a pioneering nursing career in Walsall.

COVID-19 ‘symptom-free testing’ being rolled out to critical workers

  • 15 January 2021
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Walsall Council will open a COVID-19 symptom free testing centre on 18 January 2021 to carry out fast lateral flow tests that identify critical workers who may have the virus, but may be unaware because they have no symptoms. A proportion of people have no symptoms and yet the virus is found to be present on testing and so they are in danger of spreading it to others without knowing. The twice weekly tests will initially be for council critical workers to protect residents from inadvertently coming into contact with the virus.  Plans are also under way to extend the programme to include other critical workers including essential businesses, the voluntary sector and targeted communities in the borough.

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