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Covid-19 vaccinations update

The Covid-19 vaccinations are progressing well in the borough, with over 35,500 vaccinations given to people in priority groups and an additional 11,500 to health and social care staff and all residents and staff of the borough’s 51 care homes.

Priority groups (decided by the government) are currently people aged 70+ and people who are clinically extremely vulnerable along with frontline health and social care staff.
Everyone will eventually be offered a vaccination and you will be contacted as soon as it is your turn.

If you’ve already had your vaccination, please remember that it is still possible for you to spread the virus between other people.
For more information about vaccinations click here
Covid-19 weekly tracker

This week’s Covid-19 tracker has been published and It shows: 
The rate of new cases continues to decrease in Wigan
The new variant has become increasingly common and accounts for the majority of new cases locally
Wigan has the sixth highest rate of new cases in Greater Manchester for the latest complete week (23rd-29th January).
View the full tracker here
Children and Young People’s Mental Health Week

This week is Children and Young People’s Mental Health Week.

If you know someone who is 11-18 and needs some support, please let them know that they are not alone.
Young people can go to Kooth to speak to a counsellor online and get free, confidential support.

Go to www.kooth.com to find out more.
Census 2021

We’re getting ready for the Census 2021.

The census gives the most accurate picture of all the households and people across England and Wales.
The information you give is important as it helps decide how services are planned and funded in the future.

To find out more about the census, how your data will be protected and how you can get involved, including working for the census teams, go to www.census.gov.uk
Thank you Captain Sir Tom Moore

Flags have been flying at half mast this week in Wigan on Believe Square and at Wigan, Leigh and Hindley town halls as a mark of respect to Captain Sir Tom Moore, who passed away on Tuesday.

Captain Tom raised millions for NHS charities over the past year and at the age of 100 proved that you’re never too old to help someone else.
Hate Crime Awareness Week

This week is Hate Crime Awareness Week and we’re encouraging everyone across Wigan Borough to take a stand against hate.

No one should face hate, violence or abuse because of who they are, who they love, where they’re from, what they look like or what they believe.

If you’ve been a victim or witness of hate crime, go to www.letsendhatecrime.com to report it and get support.
Beautiful borough photos

Thank you so much to everyone who has sent in photos of the borough from your local walks this week, there have been some really beautiful ones.

We have shared many of them on our social media pages to help spread a little positivity!
Find them at: www.facebook.com/WiganCouncilOnline www.twitter.com/WiganCouncil

Thank you to Dr. Viraj Gandbhir for this stunning photo taken at Haigh Country Park.
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