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Stay at home
We remain in national lockdown and while there are signs that Covid-19 case numbers are starting to fall, the number of new infections is still very high and the pressure on the health service is immense.
Approximately 1 in 3 people who have Covid-19 will not experience any symptoms and could be spreading it without realising, which is why it's essential everyone stays at home. Even if you have had your first vaccine dose, you may still be able to transmit the virus to others so you must still follow the current rules even if you have been vaccinated.
For now, you must stay at home unless it's necessary to leave for one of the legally permitted reasons.
Here in the district, figures are remaining stubbornly consistent as we try to tackle the virus. The seven-day data is staying at a high level and we need to continue to follow the rules and do all we can to keep ourselves on the downward trend.
The latest UK coronavirus case data can be found on .GOV.uk website. You can also see the Covid-19 cases for the district of Blaby. The latest seven day data shows that the district has 363 cases per 100,000, this is just below the England average rate of 373 per 100,000.
If you are finding things tough, do your best to look after yourself. You can manage your down days by chatting to a friend, challenging unhelpful thoughts and staying active - making the most of your daily exercise.
For more ideas on improving your mood, sleep, anxiety and stress levels, take the short Mind Plan Quiz from Every Mind Matters to get a free NHS plan, full of tailored tips and advice.
How will I get my vaccine
Patients are being invited for their vaccine in several ways, including via their GP and/or with a letter from the NHS
You will be contacted to book a vaccination and will be advised where to go. Please do not to contact the GP practice or the hospital to enquire about the vaccine.
You can choose whether you want to book via the national system if you get an NHS letter, or wait to get a GP appointment. If you decline a national appointment you'll still be offered one from your own GP practice.
Vaccinations are currently being offered to those on the priority list. You can find out more about the priority groups, vaccinations centres in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland, and frequently asked questions on the Leicestershire Clinical Commissioning Group website
Be alert for flood risk
Another batch of rain and possible snow expected this weekend and early into next week. With the continual wet weather flood alerts are in place, please drive carefully in any bad conditions and make sure you check out the Flood Warnings Information Service. You can search the site by postcode to check any flood risks in your area.
More information is also available through our Flooding page.
Garden Waste subscriptions open
Join the thousands of people who have already subscribed to receive our Garden Waste service from 01 April 2021 to 31 March 2022.
Order by 16 March to guarantee your sticker in time for April. Our online prices for 2021/22 are:
- 140ltr small bin - £25.60
- 240ltr large bin - £37.90
Remember, if you're a Direct Debit customer, you don't need to do anything. We'll take your payment on 01 March 2021.
Visit our Garden Waste page to find out more information and to subscribe online.
Posted: Fri, 29 Jan 2021 14:30 by Elaine Foxon