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News: April 2021

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Non-essential shops to reopen across the borough

From Monday, 12 April, in line with government guidelines, non-essential retailers within The Lexicon and across the borough, will be reopening their doors for the first time in many months.

Twice weekly rapid testing available to everyone

From Friday 9 April, everyone aged over 11 in Bracknell Forest will be able to access free, regular, rapid coronavirus testing to use twice a week, in line with the government’s announcement.

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Update from council leader - 7 April

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

He celebrates the opening of a new rapid testing site in Bracknell town centre, and urges residents to take part in the COVID-19 residents survey if contacted.

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Residents recycle 536 tonnes of food waste

The first month of food waste recycling has been a huge success with Bracknell Forest residents recycling a staggering 536 tonnes of leftover food.

That’s roughly two and a half times the weight of the statue of liberty!

Self-isolating at home

New guidance on importance of self-isolation

New government guidance is available, which explains the importance of self-isolation and how it is necessary to reduce the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) infection in the community.

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Child Employment Month

Did you know that April is Child Employment Month? This national awareness month highlights the law with regards to children of compulsory school age working part-time, and ensures young workers are protected, treated fairly and aware of their rights.

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Residents’ COVID-19 impact survey

Later this month, a number of residents in the borough will have the opportunity to share their experiences about how the COVID-19 pandemic has continued to impact their lives.

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EU Settlement Scheme deadline under 100 days away

With less than 100 days until the EU Settlement Scheme deadline, EU citizens living in Bracknell Forest are being reminded that they must apply now to continue living and working in the UK.

Brownlow Hall

Brownlow Hall testing site temporary closure

The rapid test site at Brownlow Hall, Warfield will be temporarily closed for 2 weeks between Monday, 5 April and Friday, 16 April due to roadworks in the area.  Anyone requiring asymptomatic testing during this period can attend one of the other 5 testing sites within the borough.