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Oldham Council information on the new rules

by samalhamdani on 3 August, 2020

Oldham Council has provided the following information to councillors as a guide to the new coronavirus restrictions. On 31 July, Covid-19 restrictions were reintroduced for Greater Manchester, east Lancashire and parts of West Yorkshire. People from separate households in these areas are not allowed to mix with each other in their homes or gardens, or […]

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Yorkshire Day event cancelled

by samalhamdani on 30 July, 2020

Following advice from Oldham Council, the organisers of the Yorkshire Day event at Museum Gardens have taken the sad – but understandable – decision to cancel the event.

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After an increase in the number of cases being picked up by testing, Oldham is introducing increased guidelines for local residents, to reduce the chances of a local lockdown. Current testing has shown a marked increase in identified cases – although currently still well short of the levels which resulted in the local lockdown in Leicester. […]

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Facemask Friday

by samalhamdani on 23 July, 2020

Don’t forget, as from tomorrow, it becomes compulsory to wear masks in shops and supermarkets. You can find more information on it at the GOV.UK website. You can also find information here about any exemptions that might apply to you.

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Reward our Covid-19 frontline workers properly

by samalhamdani on 14 July, 2020

Saddleworth West and Lees Liberal Democrat Councillor Sam Al-Hamdani backs a Liberal Democrat idea to support frontline Covid-19 workers in Oldham Borough.  At the next full meeting of Oldham Council (15 July), he will propose an amendment to a Labour motion on care workers.  The Liberal Democrats in Oldham believe the administration motion does not […]

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New coronavirus testing site

by samalhamdani on 28 June, 2020

A new pilot coronavirus testing site has been installed at the Southgate Street car park (next to Oldham Library – Oldham town centre) on Friday, 26 June. The facility is for people who are concerned that they may have coronavirus, who do not necessarily have access to a vehicle and we are particularly keen for our […]

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Following reports that Oldham Council is set to borrow in the region of £13 million to contribute to a Greater Manchester scheme to support Manchester Airport, Lib Dem Councillor Sam Al-Hamdani called on the scheme to be balanced by a requirement for the airport to introduce improved green targets.  Councillor Al-Hamdani said: “Manchester Airport is […]

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Stopping air pollution outside our schools

by samalhamdani on 8 November, 2019

At Oldham Council on Wednesday night, I seconded a motion to introduce idling free zones outside schools and other crucial areas. There are some simple steps that can be taken to protect our children from air pollution, such as introducing public space protection orders. The Labour Party majority sent the motion to the Overview and […]

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