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Nurses and other NHS workers in England have been offered a 3% pay rise by government ‘in recognition of unique impact of the pandemic’ on staff reports the BBC. It comes after heavily criticised proposals made by the Department for Health and Social Care in…

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WITH release from lockdown now passed, we have decided to bring back our daily Covid-19 report. We are doing this because we want to give Harlow residents an accurate picture of where we are re Covid-19. The report covers UK figures; Princess Alexandra Hospital figures;…

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REMAIN cautious and continue to take sensible steps to Keep Covid in Check, is the latest message from Essex County Council’s (ECC) Director for Public Health, Dr Mike Gogarty.  The advice comes as today (Monday 19 July) marks the first day that all legal Covid-19 restrictions on social contact that have been in place for most of the pandemic, are removed.  Instead, they are being replaced by recommended guidance from…

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Sir, AS one of the group of four that have been working on this project for the past three years, I am very disappointed that nobody approached us first as we would have been more than happy to give a complete update. Instead the question was raised…

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A FINAL £3.6m Covid Local Support Grant from central government is being used to provide free school meals over the summer holidays and extra support for families hit by the pandemic. Essex County Council (ECC) has allocated £2.6m to continue the holiday free school meal…

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PATIENTS in Hertfordshire and west Essex will still be required to wear face coverings in GP practices and other healthcare settings when COVID-19 restrictions ease on Monday. The guidance from the NHS for healthcare settings has not changed, and patients who are not exempt from…

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FREE flu vaccines will be offered this winter to children aged two to 16 in England, as well as people aged 50 and over or in “at-risk” groups, amid the double threat of Covid and influenza reports the BBC. Experts hope for a record-breaking rollout…

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WITH a release from lockdown day now set at July 19th, we have decided to bring back our daily Covid-19 report. We are doing this because we want to give Harlow residents an accurate picture of where we are re Covid-19. The report covers UK…

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LLOYDS Pharmacy has issued a statement due to high levels of Covid-related absence. Lloyds Pharmacy is based up on The Pinnacles in Harlow. The statement on their website is as follows: “We are currently experiencing high levels of COVID related absence. Please be assured that…

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THE number of vaccines issued in Harlow seems to be slowing down. Most weeks, the number of vaccines issued has been anywhere between 3 and 4,000. But in the last seven days there has been just 866. Just 340 first vaccines. Just 525 second vaccines.…

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A REPORT out today from NHS Blood and Transplant shows that despite the strains that Covid-19 put on the NHS over the last year, 389 people in the East of England had their lives saved by an organ transplant. In total, 3,391 people in the…

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WITH a release from lockdown day now set at July 19th, we have decided to bring back our daily Covid-19 report. We are doing this because we want to give Harlow residents an accurate picture of where we are re Covid-19. The report covers UK…

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THE Leader of Essex County Council has set out plans for a new commission which will consider the long-term effects of Covid-19 on Essex. Leader of Essex County Council (ECC), Cllr Kevin Bentley, has today announced a new, independent commission which will identify the long-term effects…

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FACE coverings must be worn on London’s transport network despite restrictions easing on 19 July, London’s mayor says reports the BBC. Sadiq Khan said he was not prepared to put Tube, tram and other transport users at risk by relaxing the rules on face coverings.…

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TWO more vaccination centres are set to open up in Harlow. With just over 55% of Harlow residents having had both jabs, there is now a big push to get at least 70% of the population vaccinated over the summer. According to the myhealthessex website,…

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THE government has said bus and train companies must decide whether passengers will be required to wear face coverings on their services from Monday, when Covid rules are relaxed reports the BBC. Face masks have been mandatory on public transport for the past year to…