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News: December 2020

Back to school

Return to school update - 30 December

Following this afternoons announcement by Secretary of State for Education, Gavin Williamson, we can confirm that all Bracknell Forest primary schools will return the week starting 4 January 2021.

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Update from council leader - 30 December

Cllr Paul Bettison, OBE, Leader of Bracknell Forest Council, gives a weekly update.

This week he wishes us a happy New Year, and reminds us to stay inside and celebrate with our household or support bubble.

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Dr Ani's message about soaring COVID-19 cases

Dr Aniruddh Shenoy who is working with our shared public health team has asked people to “Imagine having to make that phone call, the one to tell relatives that there is no hope, the end is near".

Elderly resident with NHS doctor

105 year old resident thanks NHS for vaccine

Sandhurst resident and community volunteer, 105-year-old Margaret Schaap, has spoken of her heartfelt thanks for the NHS after receiving the COVID-19 vaccine through a GP-led service in Bracknell.

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Update from council leader - 23 December

Cllr Paul Bettison, OBE, Leader of Bracknell Forest Council, gives a weekly update.

He urges residents to follow tier 4 restrictions, and wishes everyone a Merry Christmas.

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What are you doing to stop COVID-19 spreading?

Tessa Lindfield, Strategic Director of Public Health, Berkshire East has today asked people to think about what they’re doing to follow the rules and stop COVID-19 spreading.

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Bracknell Forest to move to tier 4

Following the Government announcement this afternoon, Bracknell Forest will move into tier 4 from tomorrow, Sunday 20 December.

Cllr Michael Gbadebo and other Councillors handing out free COVID packs

Free COVID packs given out in Crowthorne

To help keep shoppers safe in the run up to Christmas, the council had a number of people out and about in Crowthorne last week to offer COVID-19 support and advice.