Monthly Archives: January 2022

Coronavirus column: Health inequalities put us at greater risk

Published on Friday 21 January 2022 at 10:01 am

In his weekly column, Prof Dominic Harrison, our Director of Public Health,  reviews the current data and comments on the health inequalities that put areas like Blackburn with Darwen at a greater risk:

The good news is that it looks like the reported Covid Omicron case rate peaked in parts of Pennine Lancashire at or around the 5th January.

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More help for people self- isolating

Published on Thursday 13 January 2022 at 8:53 am

A Self- Isolation Support Pilot developed by Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council is helping people get the support they and their families need when self- isolating with Covid

As part of this government-funded pilot, the Council and its partners provide ‘Self Isolation Support Boxes’ to anyone who, when contacted by the Test and Trace Team, is identified as needing additional support to enable them to self- isolate.

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Driving a greener future

Published on Tuesday 11 January 2022 at 4:20 pm

How green can you be when driving? That’s the question Blackburn with Darwen’s Assistant Executive Member for Growth and Development Councillor Zainab Rawat is asking.

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2022 garden waste competition – terms and conditions

Published on Monday 10 January 2022 at 12:39 pm

The promoter is: Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council

The competition is open to residents of the Blackburn and Darwen, aged 18 years or over

There is no entry fee and no purchase necessary to enter this competition unless you wish to alternatively sign up to the garden waste collection scheme

By entering this competition, an entrant is indicating his/her agreement to be bound by these terms and conditions.

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This week’s Coronavirus Column: Tough 10 weeks ahead

Published on Thursday 6 January 2022 at 11:59 am

Here is the latest weekly column from our Director of Public Health Prof Dominic Harrison:

At their press conference on 4 January, the government announced it would continue with Plan B with the addition of extra daily lateral flow testing for about 100,000 ‘critical infrastructure’ workers in selected workplaces.

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