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Council supports drive on rapid testing for businesses

Published on Wednesday 17 February 2021 at 2:22 pm

Blackburn with Darwen Council is backing a new Government coronavirus testing drive aimed at businesses.

The Government is aiming to increase workplace testing in sectors still permitted to open during lockdown, to detect Covid-19 in staff who are not currently showing symptoms

The Council has already launched a successful SMART programme for rapid testing aimed at residents without symptoms who have to leave home to work or live near the various testing hubs that have been set up.

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Empty homes brought back into use

Published on Wednesday 17 February 2021 at 1:06 pm

Success during National Empty Homes Week 2021 for Blackburn with Darwen.

The Council have recently taken possession of two long-term empty homes that are both in serious disrepair.

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Stay safe by staying off frozen water

Published on Tuesday 16 February 2021 at 5:15 pm

With the snow and icy conditions set to last for several days, Blackburn with Darwen Council, Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service and the Wildlife Trust are urging people to stay safe by staying off frozen water.

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More community testing venues open up

Published on Monday 8 February 2021 at 12:04 pm

More community venues offering residents access to rapid coronavirus tests are opening up this week.

The extension to Blackburn with Darwen Council’s SMART testing programme – aimed at people without coronavirus symptoms – sees new temporary community venues joining the list of other sites offering rapid lateral flow tests across the borough.

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Apps making digital library lending easy

Published on Friday 15 January 2021 at 11:53 am

Make the most of our FREE online apps that enable digital library lending from home 

With residents spending more time at home due to the latest pandemic safety measures in BwD, it’s a great time to catch up on those books you’ve been meaning to get around to.

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Symptom-free coronavirus testing comes to the borough

Published on Monday 11 January 2021 at 3:07 pm

Community urged: “If you have to leave your home to work during lockdown: get tested.”

Residents in the borough can now get tested for coronavirus even if they don’t have symptoms, with the opening of two walk-in venues offering ‘rapid SMART testing’ from today (Monday, January 11) – no appointments are needed.

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