Update 25 June 2021

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Lateral Flow Tests v PCR Tests

Thousands of people are now undertaking Lateral Flow Tests (LFTs) twice a week at home. For these tests to be most effective it is important to know when an LFT is the right option and when we should book a PCR test.

Lateral Flow Tests should only be used when a person is not displaying COVID-19 symptoms. In no circumstance should they be used as a substitute for a PCR test. This is because they are not designed to pick up COVID-19 when there are symptoms.

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Flintshire’s Test, Trace and Protect team responds to a rise in Coronavirus cases in the Flint area

Flintshire’s Test, Trace and Protect team has noted a growing number of Coronavirus cases in the Flint area.

Several positive cases have been confirmed and a number of identified contacts are also self-isolating.

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Outdoor marriages and civil partnerships


Following an announcement by UK Government on Sunday 20 June, the Council is pleased to announce that from 1 July changes are being introduced to allow legal outdoor civil marriages and civil partnership registrations to take place within the grounds of approved premises.  

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Local employment opportunities in the hospitality sector

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Are you looking for work in the hospitality sector and need some help and advice?  

Then come along to Mold market on Wednesday 7 July where Communities For Work Flintshire, Jobcentre Plus and Careers Wales will be in the Daniel Owen Square promoting lots of local vacancies.

Between 9:30am and 2:30pm, they will be on hand to offer information and advice on the many different roles on offer is this diverse sector of the economy.  

Hospitality offers many opportunities which can put you on the first rung of a promising career – either here in Flintshire, nationally or even internationally!  

Whether it be as a result of Covid-19 or some other reason, shortages of staff in various roles, particularly front-of-house staff and chefs, is, in some cases, forcing businesses to restrict their trading hours.

So, if you are ready to work in an interesting and varied sector of the economy, come and talk to the team on 7 July.

For more information, contact janiene.davies@flintshire.gov.uk or nia.parry@flintshire.gov.uk

Putting Flintshire on the map


It's official, Flintshire is on the map and has been recognised in the GeoPlace Exemplar Awards 2021.

Many of us associate mapping with planning or the environment, but advances in digital technology now means every address in the UK can be pin pointed by a unique property reference number (UPRN), similar to a National Insurance number which is unique to one person. 

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Work underway on Flintshire Early Years Centres project

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Ysgol Brynffordd pupils and their Head Teacher Rachel Critchell tour the redevelopment, seen here with L-R: Wynne Construction Quantity Surveyor Tom Hocknell; Claire Homard, Flintshire County Council Chief Education Officer; Damian Hughes FCC Senior Officer School Place Planning and Provision; Cllr Ian Roberts, Council Leader; Wynne Project Manager Mark Wilson; Site Manager Liam Jones; Cllr Jean Davies and FCC Chief Executive Colin Everett

Wynne Construction has been appointed by Flintshire County Council to design and build a £7.1m programme of works, as part of a package of investment in the early years childcare offer at 10 primary schools. 

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