Stockport Review EXTRA - COVID-19 - 2nd July

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Coronavirus helpline for residents 0161-217-6046 - 2nd July 2021

This edition at a glance...


Cllr Elise Wilson

Statement from the Leader of the Council

Coronavirus cases in Stockport are rising and are now at 299.2 cases per 100,000 and  is especially prevalent in the 10-29 year old age group. The latest published data can be found here.

Vaccination is vital for breaking the chains of transmission and it is really important that as many people as possible take up the vaccination offer which is continuing at pace in Stockport. It is also vitally important to get both doses for maximum protection.   

So far, an incredible 81.6% of Stockport’s adult population have received their first dose and 60.8% have received both doses. If you haven’t already had yours, you can book online here. or call 119. There are also a number of pop-up clinics across the borough and further details of these can be found on our social media channels.

If you need any help with answering vaccination questions, a useful FAQ which will give the information you need here.

Like many of you, I’m really looking forward to Saturday’s football match and I know we’ll all be getting behind England and willing them on to the semi-finals. If you’re watching, please make sure you continue to remember hands, face, space and fresh air. Enjoy the game and stay safe.

- Leader of the Council, Cllr Elise Wilson


Let's all say Thank You!

After a hard 18 months, we’ve all got someone to say thank you to. Whether it’s the neighbours for checking we were okay, the delivery drivers who kept food on the shelves, the volunteers and healthcare professionals who helped get the vaccine out or keep our favourite spots in our local community up and running – we want to get together to say thanks to them all.

This Sunday 4 July is Thank You Day, so we are lighting up the Town Hall and we’re joining alongside some amazing organisations including the NHS and the Royal Voluntary Service, to say thank you to those who deserve it!

Join the celebrations, find out more about how you can take part and spread the word about Thank You Day by visiting the Thank You Day website.

On Monday 5 July, the Town Hall will be lit up in celebration of the NHS' 73rd birthday and Social Care and Front Line Workers Day. We are eternally grateful for all the hard work and sacrifices carried out by all medical and healthcare professionals, especially during the pandemic.

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Plasma

Save lives today by donating your blood plasma

NHS Blood and Transplant is asking for men between the ages of 18 and 65 to consider donating their blood plasma. Plasma is used to make antibody-based medicines called immunoglobulins, for people with weak immune systems and a variety of other rare disorders. Thousands of patients rely on immunoglobulin medicines for short-term treatment or lifelong diseases.

Men are more likely to have the blood plasma volumes and larger vein sizes making them ideal donors. Donating plasma takes about 45 minutes and is completely safe. During the process the plasma is filtered out of circulating blood by an apheresis machine and the red blood cells are returned to the donor. It is possible to donate as often as every two weeks, with a maximum of 24 donations per year.

Register today to become a blood plasma donor, please call 0300 123 23 23.

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DigiKNow

Become a volunteer Digital Champion

Over the past year, being online and having digital skills has changed from being an advantage, to being essential. We’ve all learned to do more online, for work or home schooling, ordering shopping and prescriptions, finding out information, or keeping up with family or friends.

​​​​But across Stockport, many adults still lack access to the internet and the skills to go online. Which is why we are looking for volunteer ‘Digital Champions’ to help family, friends, colleagues or people in the community to get online.

Anyone who has used the internet can become a Digital Champion. You only need basic digital skills as there’s training available. Mostly you need to be enthusiastic about the benefits of being online and sharing this with others. You can choose when you'd like to start and how many hours you'd like to do.

If you'd like to become a Digital Champion, call the DigiKnow Helpline on 07537 127095 or email us.

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Active Neighbourhoods

Residents and businesses in Heaton Chapel are being invited to attend a workshop ahead of a trial Active Neighbourhood that will take place in their area.

An Active Neighbourhood aims to help residents to make short trips on foot, by cycle or by public transport, instead of jumping in their car.

Active Neighbourhoods also seek to make our roads a safer place for all users.

The workshop, for residents in Heaton Chapel, takes place at 7pm on July 13.

To sign up, visit the Active Heatons sign up page.

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Have your Say: Current Consultations and Surveys

Have your say!

We want to hear your views on all the current consultations we're running.

  • Stockport to Edgeley Walking & Cycling Improvements

    • This scheme will form part of Greater Manchester’s Bee Network and provide an improved pedestrian and cycle route between Edgeley and Stockport town centre.
    • This closes today (Friday 2 July) so make sure to get your responses in before the end of the day!
  • Armed Forces Covenant Survey

    • The Armed Forces Covenant Partnership Group would like to hear from veterans, serving personnel and their families in order to get a true picture of what it is like to be a member of the armed forces community in Stockport in 2021.
  • Woodford Garden Village School Site Pre-Proposal Consultation

    • The purpose of this consultation is to outline the 2 options available to the council for management and governance of the new school building in Woodford.

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