Wigan Borough CCG Engagement Newsletter

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ADDITIONAL PUBLIC HEALTH MEASURES EASED TODAY

 Additional COVID-19 restrictions are eased in Wigan Borough and other parts of Greater Manchester today following calls from leaders across the region.

The announcement means more businesses will be allowed to reopen across the region, with the exception of Oldham where transmission rates continue to be high. In Wigan Borough rules restricting visitors to residents’ homes have also eased – bringing us in line with the rest of the country.
So this means from today you can:

  • Socialise in groups of up to two households indoors
  • Stay overnight at somebody else’s home but must try to social distance
  • Book close contact services such as facials and brow or eyelash treatments
  • Visit bowling alleys, roller rinks, soft play centres and casinos

Whilst the additional measures are eased, it’s very important for everyone to keep following the general measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:

Wash your hands regularly, for 20 seconds at a time, and use hand sanitizer

Wear face coverings when required in enclosed indoor spaces and on public transport

Try and maintain 2 metres from anyone you don’t live with 

If you are feeling unwell, get a test and do not leave home for at least 10 days.

Wigan Maternity Voices Partnership Online Meeting!

Wigan CCG invite you to our online Maternity Voices Partnership Meeting which will be held via Microsoft Teams on 24th September at 1pm.

About this Event

Working together to improve local maternity services in Wigan!

Whilst we cannot meet up face to face we will continue to run online Maternity Voices Meetings. Book on here if you would like to be involved in what will be only our 2nd online meeting. We will send you joining details before the meeting. We hope you can make it! Register at :-

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/wigan-maternity-voices-partnership-online-meeting-thursday-24th-september-tickets-116880375349

BE CLEAR ON CANCER  

If you think there’s something wrong and it might be cancer, please go to your GP. The NHS is here to help.Please do go to hospital if you’re asked’. NHS doctors are encouraging the public to come forward for life-saving checks. Read about the key signs to look out for and where to go if you’re worried about cancer

BACK TO SCHOOL RESOURCES

Many children and young people have not been to school since March, due to the spread of COVID-19. As schools are set to return next week we thought it would be helpful to send some useful resources. Please feel free to share these widely

Primary School https://hub.gmhsc.org.uk/mental-health/primary-schools/

Secondary School https://hub.gmhsc.org.uk/mental-health/secondary-schools/

Further Education https://hub.gmhsc.org.uk/mental-health/further-education/

COVID-19 TESTING CENTRE ON CHAPEL LANE

If you develop symptoms of COVID-19 it’s important to get a test within 5 days. To book a test at the Chapel Lane test centre click here or call 01942 489018.
If you don’t have access to a vehicle you can’t use the Chapel Lane Test Centre. You’d need to visit the Government website where you can request a home testing kit or call 119.