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COVID-19 Walk in Test Centre

We wanted to let you know about a coronavirus testing centre being set up at Blaby Dostrct Council in Narborough.

From mid November, the Visitor Car Park at the Council Offices will become a temporary Covid-19 walk in testing centre site.

The centre will be managed by Department of Health and Social Care and their contractors, and will remain in place for at least six months, although this may be extended depending on local testing need. The centre is being opened as part of the government's UK-wide drive to continue to improve the accessibility of coronavirus testing for local communities. More »

The testing centre is designed to be a walk-in centre – not a drive thru. It will operate between the hours of 8am and 8pm seven days a week and invites people to be tested on an appointment-only basis. Anyone with symptoms would need to book a test at or by calling 119. This will mean that the number of people on site at any one time is limited.

Many of our staff continue to work from home due to the pandemic, the limited number that do attend the offices will use the main drive and park at the rear of the Council Offices.

The walk-in test centre will be accessed via the secondary driveway which passes Weavers Court car park. Pedestrians and those arriving by vehicles will use the same entrance/exit to the site.

Work to prepare the site will begin on Monday 16 November, with the temporary testing centre expected to be up and running from Friday 20 November.

Having a testing centre here at the Council Offices is of huge benefit to the district, meaning people don't have to travel large distances to get a test should they show symptoms. In the long run this will encourage more local people to get tested when they show symptoms, helping us to track the virus and keep cases down in the district of Blaby.

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Posted: Sat, 14 Nov 2020 08:42 by Elaine Foxon



Blaby District Council to suspend garden waste collections

Garden waste collections in the District of Blaby will be suspended for two weeks from Monday 16 November due to staff shortages as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.

A number of the waste collection crew are required to self isolate as part of the national test and trace effort. As a result, the Council has taken a decision to suspend its garden waste collection service for a two week period from Monday 16 to Friday 27 November 2020. More »

The health and safety of residents and employees is Blaby District Council's highest priority and whilst every effort has been made to minimise disruption, the staff shortages will impact on service delivery in the short to medium term.

Suspending the garden waste service will help the Council to focus resources so that refuse and recycling collections can continue as normal.

Councillor David Freer, Corporate Services and Neighbourhood Services Portfolio Holder, said: "The decision to suspend the garden waste collection service for two weeks has not been taken lightly.

"This sensible approach is needed to keep our collections teams safe, and to protect our refuse and recycling collections so that they continue as normal.

"I'd ask residents to keep an eye on our website and our social media for updates."

Residents are being asked to help reduce the spread of the virus by washing hands and sanitising bin handles before and after touching wheelie bins or rubbish bags. Washing hands for 20 seconds with soap and water before and after handling waste containers helps to keep residents, their families and and waste collection crews safe.


Issued by: Blaby District Council
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Posted: Fri, 13 Nov 2020 14:19 by Elaine Foxon

Police Newsletter

November newsletter from our local Police unit

Posted: Thu, 05 Nov 2020 13:47 by Elaine Foxon