Archive for the ‘Health’ Category

The Liberal Democrats are calling on the Government to “give carers a break”, by giving councils immediate emergency funding so they can provide the support services unpaid carers need to take a weekly break. More than 24,322 people in Oldham are looking after elderly, disabled or vulnerable people during the Covid pandemic. In a letter […]

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After a conversation with a local resident about sporting facilities at one of the nearby academies, I have been speaking to the officers at Oldham Council about their use. The resident was asking whether it was possible for the facilities to be used by local groups to keep up practices for kids. The answer was […]

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Rising coronavirus levels mean we must all take care

by samalhamdani on 14 October, 2020

After the announcements this week splitting the country down into three categories of risk, today’s new figures for coronavirus levels across Oldham show that we must all take more care to minimise the risks, both to ourselves and others. I would like to ask all residents to do whatever they can to manage their risk. […]

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Self-isolation payments introduced

by samalhamdani on 31 August, 2020

On Tuesday, 1 September, a new NHS Test and Trace self-isolation payment scheme for low paid workers will launch in Oldham. The national scheme, running as a trial in Blackburn with Darwen, Pendle and Oldham, means that eligible individuals who test positive with Coronavirus will receive £130 for the period they stay at home. Other […]

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Lockdown avoided, but hard work and care still needed

by samalhamdani on 21 August, 2020

Despite dedicated local efforts, coronavirus infection rates in Oldham remain high. Because of this, from Saturday 22 August (00:01am), additional restrictions designed to curb the spread of coronavirus, will come into force in Oldham. These new guidelines are in addition to national guidance relating to coronavirus and apply to Oldham residents, businesses and anyone visiting […]

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Nitrous Oxide advice must be updated

by samalhamdani on 18 August, 2020

After Government advice on restricting the supply of nitrous oxide for recreational use was withdrawn, local councillor Sam Al-Hamdani has written to the Home Office seeking for an urgent update on the issue. The advice was withdrawn three weeks ago (July 23), citing that it no longer represents Government policy, but with no link to any […]

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Serious danger of second lockdown in Oldham

by samalhamdani on 12 August, 2020

Increases in both the number and rate of positive tests in Oldham for coronavirus mean that the town is in danger of going into a second lockdown unless the situation improves quickly. The latest figures show that the increase in cases seen originally in predominantly younger age groups and large households – particularly care homes and […]

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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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