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Times Echo and Life / COVID-19

January 21, 2021

“It’s all been a community effort”

A village resident has been pulling out all the stops to help her community throughout the pandemic. Sue Brownsword, who lives in Werrington, has created activity craft packs for the youngsters, organised a fundraising Halloween decoration initiative; been a drop off point for a donated gifts scheme which she also gift wrapped, and her latest initiative is a scheme where families in need of food can confidentially ask for help and Sue asks – via a village Facebook page – for donations from the community.

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December 15, 2020

East Staffs in ‘first wave’ of mass testing

EAST Staffordshire is one of 67 councils to be in the first wave of mass testing in the fight against coronavirus. Large scale community testing was expected to begin from Monday as part of the UK Government’s Covid-19 Winter Plan.

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December 10, 2020

Residents in Covid-19 hotspot areas urged to get tested

Council leaders are identifying local spikes in coronavirus infection to “help focus efforts to control the spread of the virus.” And Caverswall, Cheadle North East and Werrington within the Staffordshire Moorlands are currently being identified by Staffordshire County Council as Covid-19 hotspots.

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December 1, 2020

Support plan for shops as second lockdown ends

SHOPS across the Uttoxeter area – and England – will be allowed to reopen today (Wednesday, December 2) as the second Covid-19 lockdown comes to an end.

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November 26, 2020

“It does inspire you a bit that not everything is bad”

A family from the Moorlands have shared their Covid-19 ordeal – and thanked the community that helped them through it. Trudi Beswick and her daughter Tizane, from Foxt, both needed emergency care from paramedics and hospital treatment after contracting the virus.

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November 25, 2020

Residents urged to get tested for Covid-19

Residents in parts of the Staffordshire Moorlands are being urged to book a test for Covid-19. The areas of Cheadle, Checkley, Upper Tean, Cellarhead, Werrington, Bagnall, Brown Edge, and Endon, have been identified as Covid-19 hotspots, places where there is a high level of community transmission.

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November 19, 2020

Covid-19 cases fall after severe peak in area of the Moorlands

Cases of Covid-19 in Blythe Bridge, Forsbrook and Caverswall are beginning to fall after rocketing to the highest rate in the West Midlands last week. As of the weekend, the rate of infection with coronavirus was at 550 per 100,000 and dropping rapidly.

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November 13, 2020

Petition for coats to be allowed

Hundreds of people have signed an online petition which is asking a village high school to let students wear coats in classrooms. The call comes as windows are being left open at Blythe Bridge High School and Sixth Form to provide “increased ventilation” during the current battle with the Covid-19 pandemic.

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November 12, 2020

Village school closes following positive cases of Covid-19

A village school in the Moorlands has temporarily closed after cases of positive Covid-19 have been confirmed. Faber Catholic Primary School closed on Monday after a “small number” of members of the school community tested positive for coronavirus.

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October 28, 2020

County set to move up to High Alert level for Covid-19

Staffordshire is set to move to High Alert for Covid-19, in a bid to stem the rise of cases across the county. The exact date of when the new measures will come into place has still to be confirmed, but it could be “as soon as this weekend” - according to Staffordshire County Council. The status of the alert will be reviewed in 14 days.

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October 13, 2020

Councillors’ cash for Covid-19 projects

A FOOD bank, a community shop and a parish support project are among groups to receive funding for their work during and after the coronavirus lockdown.

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October 6, 2020

Emergency lifeline for museum

AN EMERGENCY grant will help Uttoxeter’s museum embark on a series of projects to help it get through the coronavirus crisis. National Lottery’s Heritage Emergency Fund has allocated £12,600 to the museum, allowing curator Gordon Collins to return from furlough.

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