|Welcome to your weekly update from Wigan Council|
This week’s Covid-19 tracker has been published
The rate of new cases in Wigan is higher than the previous week.
Wigan currently has the 6th highest total rate in GM.
Wigan is lower than the Greater Manchester and North West averages for rate of new cases in the latest 7 days.
As of 31st August, there were 33 COVID-positive patients in WWL hospitals.
There have been 5 COVID–19 related deaths registered in Wigan so far in the latest week.
|Local vaccination information|
It’s great news that 44% of the borough’s 16-17 year old residents have now received their first vaccine, meaning that 71% of our population has received at least one jab.
We’re continuing to encourage anyone who hasn’t yet had their vaccine to come forward.
Thank you to all of those who are helping our vaccination centres to run smoothly.
If you haven’t had your vaccination yet, walk in clinics are open across the borough for your convenience.
There is no need to book.
Click here to find your nearest vaccination clinic
Professor Kate Ardern hosted another of her regular Q+A sessions this week, answering queries relating to the borough’s response to the pandemic.
This week’s edition had a back to school theme.
It’s still available to watch from the link below.
|Get active in September|
September’s schedule is a busy one for those who fancy getting active. There really is something for everyone via our Be Well services and sites.
Brand New Les Mills programmes coming to leisure centres from 18th – 24th!
Gymnastics is now taking bookings for 2 and a half–4 year-olds on the independent preschools classes which start 6th September.
Active Outdoors are offering a free 5-week cycle course for new cyclists or those looking to return to cycling which starts on the 8th of September.
Find out more https://bit.ly/3yw34bm
Cycle Three Sisters on the 15th.
Free Family Cycling event, bring your own bike or borrow one of ours! https://fb.me/e/2m6Aqv9iE
Self referral for out Strength and Balance Classes has opened!
You can find out more here: https://bit.ly/BeWellActiveAgeing
Disability Swim is open. Sessions are for those aged 16 years and over with a disability and/or additional support requirements.
Find out more here: https://bit.ly/BeWellActiveChoices
GOGA Splash with Active Inclusive is on every Saturday!
Find out more here https://bit.ly/BeWellActiveChoices
Adult Swimming lessons have started up again! It’s never to late to learn so find out more here: https://bit.ly/BeWellSwim
Swim Tots and Parent and Child Swim sessions are back across all 5 of our pools.
Find out more here https://bit.ly/BeWellSwim
|Heritage event in Wigan town centre|
Wigan Borough will mark the anniversary of the Battle of Britain on Saturday, September 11, 11am to 4pm with a family-friendly event to be held at Marketplace in Wigan town centre.
The armed forces themed event will feature a display of military and vintage vehicles, a field hospital exhibition and stalls and stands from the borough’s military organisations and our own Armed Forces HQ in attendance.
Live music will be performed throughout the day by the TMP College in partnership with Greatest Hits Radio.
Why not take advantage of free weekend parking on all council operated surface car-parks for your visit?
Click for more parking information here.