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Keep testing to protect education
Essex’s Director for Public Health is calling on school pupils and their families to continue Covid-19 testing throughout the autumn term to help Keep Covid in Check.
Essex families are being urged to help minimise the disruption to their children’s education by testing for Covid-19 on a regular basis. Schools may recommend additional tests when there are specific outbreaks.
With the autumn term now in full swing, Essex County Council’s Director for Public Health, Dr Mike Gogarty, is reminding parents of the need for schoolchildren to get tested for Covid-19 regularly.
Although case numbers in Essex are lower than the England average, Covid-19 infections among schoolchildren in the county are increasing.
The County Council is advising all primary schools in Essex to encourage children to get a PCR test if another child in their class tests positive for Covid-19. Pupils should get a PCR test even if they do not have symptoms.
Recognise people in the community
Our Citizen of the Year Award and Volunteer Team of the Year recognise people in the community who go above and beyond, making positive changes in the Epping Forest district and this year, more than ever before, we anticipate many outstanding nominations.
It could be a good neighbour or charity worker, perhaps someone who runs a club for youngsters or older people or a team of volunteers who make where we live just that little bit better.
If you know someone who fits the bill and deserves to be recognised, fill in a nomination form and make sure it is submitted by Friday 26 November 2021.
Halloween is approaching, not everybody wants people knocking on theri door trick or treating.
In this month's magazine is a psoter that you can display in the window to show that you do not want people to knock on your door.
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