Published: Thursday, 18th Jun 2020

Update on Bolton Council’s response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.

COVID keep rate down

New guidance collections for early years and education settings

Collections of coronavirus (Covid-19) guidance have been created for early years settings, schools, and further and higher education

These are sources containing guidance and information that may be useful and of interest to early years settings and providers, education staff, and the wider general public.

Cervical Screening Awareness Week 2020

Cervical screening

This week (15 - 21 June) is Cervical Screening Awareness Week and we're supporting the campaign to make sure that everyone with concerns or questions about cervical screening knows where to get answers and support.

Coronavirus has changed many things, including cervical screening.

If you are due a test, or have had a test cancelled, you might be wondering what is happening at the moment.

Whether it's your first or your last test, Jo's Cervical Cancer Trust wants to help you understand changes to cervical screening as a result of coronavirus, from booking appointments, to what will happen if you go, all the way to understanding your results.

Men’s Health Week 

Men's Health Week (15-21 June) runs every year in the week before Father's Day, and this year the focus is taking action on coronavirus (COVID-19).

While we don’t know everything about the virus there are some things we do know. Young or old, rich or poor, fit or unfit, men are twice as likely to die of coronavirus (COVID-19).

It’s why the health messages are so important for everyone:

  • to wash your hands regularly in soap and water for at least 20 seconds, and
  • to stay home if you can and if out keep at least 2m from others (social distancing).

There’s further information about men’s health and coronavirus (COVID-19) avaiable online.

Help improve emotional support for young people

Staff working with children and young people in Bolton are asked to complete an anonymous online survey on the mental health and emotional wellbeing of young people.

Bolton Clinical Commissioning Group wants to better understand how confident professionals are in supporting the mental health needs of the children they work with.

The results will help identify what additional training and resources could help improve the services and support available to Bolton’s young people.

Lockdown efforts pave way for highways improvements

Highway improvement projects have made significant progress despite the lockdown, as work to upgrade the road network continues across the borough.

From resurfacing residential streets to remarking roads and improving major junctions, roadwork teams have gone above and beyond to deliver vital projects in challenging conditions.

Bolton Council’s Executive Cabinet Member for Highways and Transport, Cllr Stuart Haslam, said: “Whether traveling by bus, car, bike or on foot, I’m sure all residents will benefit from the vast improvements that are being made to our highways network during lockdown.”

Young Person’s Taskforce

The Mayor of Greater Manchester, Andy Burnham, has launched a Young Person’s Taskforce, in response to the impact the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic is having on young people.

The first in a series of engagement events with young people (under 30) takes place, tonight, Thursday 25 June at 6pm livestreamed on the Mayor of Greater Manchester’s Facebook page.

For the latest updates

Bolton Council

Business Bolton

Bolton NHS Foundation Trust

Bolton at Home

Bolton CVS

Greater Manchester Fire Service

Transport for Greater Manchester