My Wigan Updates: 4th June 2021

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Welcome to your weekly email update from Wigan Council 

This week’s Covid-19 tracker has been published

It shows:

The over-60s weekly incidence rate for Wigan is the second highest rate in Greater Manchester.

The rate of new cases in Wigan is higher than the previous week.Wigan is classed as Red for new cases.

As at 1st June, there were 5 COVID-positive patients in Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh hospitals.

There have been 0 COVID–19 deaths registered in Wigan so far in the latest week (w/e 21st May).

It’s really important that we continue to follow the government guidance in order to minimise the spread of the virus.

Covid-19 hasn’t gone away.

Please wash your hands, wear a face covering when required (unless exempt), watch your distance from others, clean frequently touched points in your home regularly and ensure your homes are well ventilated.

Click here to see the full tracker
Latest local vaccination information
More than 320,000 vaccines have now been administered to Wigan Borough residents.

Thank you to everyone who has taken up your appointment and to all staff and volunteers, who are working hard at the vaccination centres.

We are now focusing on those aged over 30, the clinically vulnerable, extremely vulnerable and front line health and social care staff.

Please take up your invitation to have a vaccination as soon as you receive it.

If you are eligible for a vaccination, you can also book one yourself through the NHS

Click here to find out more

Could you volunteer at a vaccine clinic?
We are looking for willing people to volunteer at our hugely successful local COVID-19 vaccine clinics. 

Could you spare some of your time to help protect the community?

There are a range of roles available for non-clinical support in the vaccination centres across the borough.

Our clinics are located at:

Robin Park Leisure Centre Wigan
St Peter’s Pavilion Hindley
Leigh Leisure Centre
Leigh Parkside Sports and Community Club

You must be aged 16+ but there are no other specific requirements.

If you are friendly, approachable and have a can do attitude and then please click the link below to send us some details about yourself.

If you have any questions, please email us on [email protected] or ring 01942 482711.

Click here for more information and to apply

Questions and Answers about the vaccine and links to pregnancy and fertility

Professor Kate Ardern, the borough’s Director of Public Health, hosted another live Q and A session this week, answering everyone’s questions about the pandemic.

This week, Kate was joined by Dr. Nadia Thornber and the session focussed on the vaccine, pregnancy and fertility.

If you missed it, the session is available to view on our Facebook page.

Click here to watch the Q and A event

Are you planning to say, ‘I do’ soon?

If so, we want to hear from you. From the date to the number of guests, your responses will help us to understand more about the services needed in the borough.

The survey only takes a few minutes to complete, and you could even win tickets to a wedding fayre, so what are you waiting for?
Click here to fill in the survey

New programme of activities for June
Our sports partners Be Well Wigan have just launched their June programme of physical activities and it includes something for everyone.

If you love working out, you could try one of the new Les Mills classes, running across all 7 of our leisure centres.

If you’re returning to sport after some time, you might prefer to give one of the 3 new walking football sessions at Standish Leisure Centre a go.
There are also new gymnastics classes at Robin Park Leisure Centre and Atherton High School is hosting some new badminton sessions.

Weight management classes and touch rugby will be coming soon.

Click here to follow Be Well Wigan’s Facebook page for more information

New archive facilities
Our new state of the art archive facilities will open to the public on June 24 at Leigh Town Hall.

You’ll be able to get your first glimpse of the newly renovated town hall and access local historical records dating back more than 800 years.

A brand new exhibition will also celebrate the history of Leigh, Atherton and Tyldesley.

Places must be booked in advance and details on how to book will be announced soon.

Click here for more information

Opportunity for young people to represent the borough at a national level
Young people aged 11-17 are invited to put themselves forward as election candidates to potentially become Wigan and Leigh’s next representatives at the UK Youth Parliament.

The youth elections will be held in October and young people are invited to put themselves forward for election now so that they can benefit from training sessions, which will be run by Wigan and Leigh Youth Cabinet over summer.

The two winning candidates will represent the views of local young people at a national level, and the opportunity has previously included the chance to attend an annual meeting in the House of Commons.

If you know a young person who has a lot of opinions but is also a good listener and cares about improving the UK for future generations, this could be a fantastic opportunity for them.

Email our targeted youth support services for more information, [email protected]
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