CORONAVIRUS UPDATES

CORONAVIRUS UPDATES

Blackburn Coronavirus Updates

Please keep checking this page for updates about Blackburn and the Coronavirus (COVID-19). If you have any further questions, please email us and a member of our team will be in touch.

Covid-19 vaccine for 12-15 year olds

As the age limit for the Covid-19 vaccine now includes 12-15 year olds, the Covid Community Champions Team would like to hear from parents and carers on their opinions of this change and whether they would consent to their child receiving the vaccine. It will help them to understand the views of the borough.

Change to Opening times of the Covid testing site in The Mall

The Council are changing the opening times of the Covid Testing Site in the Mall to 08:00 – 16:00 Monday to Friday from 20 September, to enable staff working in the Mall and the town Centre to get tested before they go to work.

Minor updates to Working Safely guidance for shops, branches and close contact services.

The government has made some minor changes to its ’Working Safely During Coronavirus (COVID-19)’ guidance for shops, branches, and close contact services in the sections on face coverings and working from home, in line with the government’s autumn and winter plan.  You can find it here: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/working-safely-during-covid-19/shops-branches-and-close-contact-services

Covid-19 response: Autumn to Winter plan

The Government has today set out it’s ‘COVID-19 RESPONSE: AUTUMN AND WINTER PLAN’. Find out more here…

Updated guidance around the Kickstart Scheme

The Government has today published updated guidance around the Kickstart Scheme. The Scheme means that employers of all sizes can apply for funding to create jobs for 16 to 24 year olds on Universal Credit who are at risk of long term unemployment.

NI increase and vaccine passports update

Updates on the NI increase and vaccine passports

Health and Social Care Levy Update

Yesterday (7 September 2021) the Prime Minister Boris Johnson, announced plans to provide an additional £12 billion per year for health and social care on average over the next three years, to be funded by a new, UK-wide 1.25 per cent Health and Social Care Levy (the Levy), to be introduced from April 2022.

Football match to help break barriers between young people and the police

Forget Manchester City vs Arsenal this weekend – the real big football match happened this week at Blackburn Youth Zone.

Dino-mite children’s activities continue in The Mall Blackburn

Young shoppers visiting The Mall Blackburn have enjoyed a week of fun-filled dinosaur activities – with more yet to come. To coincide with the amazing brick model dinosaurs currently roaming the streets of Blackburn, The Mall is hosting another week of dinosaur activities including walk-abouts, crafts, face painting and balloon modelling. Fifteen amazing brick model dinosaurs known as the Brickosaurs […]

Ask Me Point returns to The Mall Blackburn

Following the easing of COVID restrictions, the Ask Me Point is open once again to assist shoppers at The Mall Blackburn, with the customer services team offering more services than ever before.

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