COVID-19 Update – Wigan

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COVID-19 UPDATE

Covid-19 Weekly TrackerClick Here to download the full tracker

 Discretionary Business Support Fund

Click Here to apply for council support
 
Click Here for Information about more support available for Businesses

Shape the Road to Wigan Pier
Residents and businesses can have their say on proposals to better connect Wigan Pier to the town centre with a new two-way cycling facility, improved public realm, upgraded footways and better crossing points – Click Here for more information or to have your say

Views Being Sought on Landscape Design Principles for Developers Building in Wigan Borough
New guidelines to help developers meet Wigan Council’s green aspirations are now open to public feedback. A consultation on the supplementary planning document (SPD) – which will also ensure designs reflect the borough’s unique environmental character – is open until January. Click Here for more information and to have your say

NHS Healthy Start
If you’re pregnant or have a child under 4, you could get Healthy Start vouchers to help buy some basic foods. This is a means-tested scheme that provides vouchers to spend with local retailers Click Here for more information and to check if you qualify

Adult Services Update

Care Homes:
It is really encouraging to see that 43 out of our 52 Care Homes are COVID-19 free
 
9 care homes affected today as follows: 2 homes have symptomatic residents in the home and hospital; 6 homes have symptomatic residents in the home only; 1 home has symptomatic residents in hospital only. 87 care home residents currently either symptomatic or diagnosed with Covid-19: 82 in care homes, 5 in an acute setting.

General:
WWL still under pressure due to A&E attendance & also high number of positive cases.

Vaccinations:
Vaccines are now starting to arrive in the borough.  The latest information from the hospital is that vaccines will arrive on the 15th December for over 80s that live in their own home. The hospital are expecting to receive a small amount of vaccines week commencing 21st December for at risk staff, over 80s and care home staff. The number of vaccines we will have access to is limited to 150 so we will be prioritising how they are used.

PPE:
There is still a secure stock of PPE in Wigan and there are no issues with our supply thanks to the Council procuring supplies, NWADAS and national supplies delivery. Now responding to requests from Primary care for emergency supplies and supported CCG with delivery of FFP3 masks to CHC community