Get a test no matter how mild your symptoms are
The best chance we’ve got of controlling the virus is if we can detect as many cases as possible. We need as many people as possible to get tested in Buckinghamshire, no matter how mild their symptoms are.
So if you have a fever, new persistent cough or change in or loss of smell or taste, even if it’s slight, then please book a test as soon as you can.
We have mobile testing units that come to various locations in Buckinghamshire – this week there’s one in Marlow for the first time, plus another unit in High Wycombe at the end of the week.
All tests must be booked via the government’s website and it’s quick and easy – you’ll either be able to take a test at home or be sent to the closest test site available. If you don’t have access to the internet then please call 119 to book a test if you need to.
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Transport for Buckinghamshire have issued a notice to the Parish Council that they will be undertaking carriageway patching works along Valley Road, Hughenden Valley between Coombe Hill and Cryers Hill as part of the Strategic Highway Maintenance Teams Plane and Patch Programme.
Work will take place from Monday 10th August using a road closure in operation between 7:00 pm and 6:00 am and are expected to take up to 4 nights to complete.
Please note the works are weather dependent and are part of a rolling programme of Countywide works, therefore dates and durations are subject to change at short notice.
Facilities at public leisure centres across Buckinghamshire began a phased programme of reopening from last weekend, enabling local residents to get back into the gym after four months of lockdown.
The Council’s partners who run the centres across the county, Everyone Active, GLL and Places Leisure, have been busy making all the necessary arrangements and putting the required safeguards in place.
While eight leisure centres are reopening, Chesham and Chalfont St Peter will remain temporarily closed so major refurbishments and improvements to facilities can take place. Members of those two centres will still be able to use the facilities at Amersham, as well as at other Everyone Active facilities at centres across Dacorum, Slough, Aylesbury and Three Rivers, while the works take place.
Full details are here.
Plans to develop a network of cycling and walking routes around High Wycombe started with the launch on Monday 27 July of a travel survey to find out how people currently get around the area. The survey closes on Monday 17th August.
The survey is at https://yourvoicebucks.citizenspace.com/integrated-transport/hw-lcwip-baseline.
(webmaster comment – the press release says it will take 4 months to create the plan. The survey makes no distinction between pre-covid levels of use & current use so rendering results ambiguous. Why do our Councils not have a plan like this already on file as part of their overall ‘Green’ planning? )
The national shielding programme – will pause on Friday 31 July.
From this Friday, the 24th, it will be a legal requirement to wear a face mask/covering when we go into shops or supermarkets or travel on public transport.
Coronavirus testing centres
It’s essential that if you or another person you live with develops symptoms of coronavirus that you book a test as soon as possible. Testing is most effective as soon as symptoms emerge, and it also gives the maximum amount of time to trace close contacts so that they can isolate too.
Get a free NHS test to check if you have coronavirus.
Click on this link to access the Buckinghamshire Coronavirus Health and Wellbeing Survey.
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Buckinghamshire Council’s Public Health team has launched its new ‘Buckinghamshire Coronavirus Health & Wellbeing Survey’. The survey aims to understand how residents in Buckinghamshire have been affected by the Coronavirus pandemic, including how the lockdown and its consequences have impacted their daily lives and health and wellbeing. The information collected through the survey will be used to help tailor the local recovery throughout the county following the impact of Coronavirus.
To complete the survey, please visit the ‘Your Voice Bucks’ website at :
By 29th July please!
Buckinghamshire’s adult learners can now return to face-to-face adult learning now that course venues have opened their doors across the county. In addition, the summer school programme has gone live, with course places starting in August now bookable on the Buckinghamshire Adult Learning website. More classes starting in September will be released at the beginning of August.
Buckinghamshire Council’s face-to-face adult learning courses have now restarted.