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FAQs: Staffordshire moves to Very High Alert

From today England will return to local alert tiers, with different restrictions for each local authority area.

The restrictions for each tier are tougher than the previous local alert levels.

Newcastle-under-Lyme has been placed in the Very High Alert tier.

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Jubilee2 will welcome back customers to limited activities at the centre from today.

The popular centre’s gym and both swimming pools will be brought back into use but group exercises classes will continue to be available to customers ‘virtually’ and online only for the time being.

People living in areas identified as covid hotspots are being advised to get tested, as part of efforts to stop the spread of infection and see restrictions lifted.

Everyone who lives in one of these areas can book a test on the national portal www.nhs.uk/coronavirus  choosing the option “my council has asked me to book a test”.

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You will all be aware of the Government’s decision this week to place the borough into Tier 3, along with the rest of Stoke and Staffordshire. 

A key measure used to assess the risk and trajectory of infections is the number of cases per 100,000 population. Over the past few weeks the number of infections in the borough has been declining, indicating that the lockdown measures have had an impact.

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Residents are being asked for their ideas on how to celebrate a major milestone in the borough’s long and rich history.

The Council is launching an online questionnaire to gather people’s suggestions ahead of the 850th anniversary of Newcastle-under-Lyme in 2023.

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