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Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19): Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland stakeholder bulletins

Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19): Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland stakeholder bulletins

A regular bulletin for key stakeholders setting out the latest local position in relation to Coronavirus (COVID-19) and the response of NHS partners in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland.

Joint statement regarding Eid al-Adha 2020

Joint statement regarding Eid al-Adha 2020

This period of extended lockdown has been a considerable challenge to residents and businesses, forcing us to explore different ways of doing things.

Oadby and Wigston GP urges local people to get tested for coronavirus

Oadby and Wigston GP urges local people to get tested for coronavirus

A GP in Oadby and Wigston, the area with the highest coronavirus infection rate in Leicestershire is urging local residents to get tested for the virus in a bid to reduce the infection rate. The advice comes as the borough and the city face a further local lockdown for at least another fortnight.

More than a million people reached with Leicester Coronavirus messages in community languages

More than a million people reached with Leicester Coronavirus messages in community languages

Coronavirus video messages by Leicester GPs in a range of languages have been viewed by more than 216,000 people over the first few days since they were released, and over a million people have seen the social media messages promoting the campaign.

Mobile Testing Unit to open in Evington (18th June 2020).

Mobile Testing Unit to open in Evington (18th June 2020).

A Mobile Testing Unit (MTU) will be operating in Evington in support of the COVID-19 National Testing Programme from 18th June 2020.

NHS chief calls for ‘big conversation’ to address BAME coronavirus death concerns

NHS chief calls for ‘big conversation’ to address BAME coronavirus death concerns

A local NHS chief is calling for a big conversation with local statutory and public sector bodies in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland (LLR) in a bid to reduce health inequalities, following Public Health England’s (PHE) recent review into the disparities in the risk and outcomes of COVID-19.

Facemasks and coverings to be worn by all hospital staff, visitors and outpatients

Facemasks and coverings to be worn by all hospital staff, visitors and outpatients

Visitors and outpatients attending any NHS hospital setting from today (Monday 15 June) will be required to wear a facemask or face covering to reduce the risk of spreading coronavirus. All staff in hospitals must also wear facemasks to reduce the risk of transmission in hospitals

Mobile coronavirus testing unit to open in Loughborough (10th June 2020)

Mobile coronavirus testing unit to open in Loughborough (10th June 2020)

A Mobile Testing Unit (MTU) will be operating in Loughborough in support of the COVID-19 National Testing Programme from 10th June 2020.

Mobile testing unit to open in Melton (8th June 2020)

Mobile testing unit to open in Melton (8th June 2020)

A Mobile Testing Unit (MTU) will be operating in Melton in support of the COVID-19 National Testing Programme from 8th June 2020.

Mobile testing unit to open in Lutterworth (6th June 2020)

Mobile testing unit to open in Lutterworth (6th June 2020)

A Mobile Testing Unit (MTU) will be operating in Lutterworth in support of the COVID-19 National Testing Programme from 6th June 2020.