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Kent Local Tracing Partnership Media Release

The Kent Local Tracing Partnership goes live on Friday 27 November, supporting the national Test and Trace service to locate residents who’ve tested positive for Covid-19. The local system will continue to support the NHS Test and Trace service, using the experience of the Kent Together helpline with KCC commissioned…

Statement regarding Kent Tier 3 announcement

Following the easing of national restrictions on 2nd December, all of Kent and Medway will have restrictions at the very high tier 3 level. The Government’s decisions on tiers have been made by ministers based on recommendations by government scientists and medics, taking into account: Infection rates in all age…

Kent County Council plans to give food vouchers to eligible families this Christmas

Kent County Council is developing proposals to provide food vouchers to the families of children who are eligible to receive benefits-related Free School Meals ahead of the December school holidays. The scheme would be part of a wider range of measures to help the lowest income households with food and…

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Trading Standards crackdown on Covid regulation-breakers

Officers from KCC Trading Standards have carried out a countywide operation to investigate businesses suspected of being open, contrary to the existing Covid lockdown regulations. A total of 48 premises – many of them car-washes – were targeted in all districts across the county on Friday (20th November), resulting in…

Kent Test results day

Families will soon find out how their child did in the Kent Test when Kent County Council releases results this afternoon. This year, 15,634 children took the Kent Test, which was delayed by roughly a month to accommodate the impact of COVID-19 and in particular the period from late March this…

Sandwich toll bridge lifted back into position

Sandwich toll bridge has been lifted back into position after essential maintenance work by Kent County Council. The Toll Bridge has been shut to traffic and pedestrians since September 21. KCC Cabinet Member for Highways and Transport Michael Payne said: “It was great to see the bridge successfully lifted back…

Free road safety theatre productions for schools

Schools can take advantage of two free road safety theatre productions which help children take responsibility for their safety on the way to school. Kent County Council’s Road Safety Team is working with Box Clever, an award-winning theatre company. Box Clever has reached thousands of young people across the UK…

Help to Care mobile app shortlisted for the 2020 HSJ Awards

HelpToCare, an app created in Kent has been shortlisted for the System Led Support for Carers Award at the 2020 Health Service Journal Awards, recognising its outstanding contribution to healthcare. Commissioned by the Kent and Medway Sustainability and Transformation Partnership (STP) the app has been shortlisted despite tough competition from…

Kent Sheds Programme Seeks New Health Champions

The Step by Step Kent Sheds programme is celebrating International Men’s Day (19 Nov) by offering men the opportunity to train as Health Champions. Set up to combat loneliness, social isolation and mental health problems, Kent Sheds has now expanded to include physical health promotion. There are currently 31 groups…

Parents urged to have children vaccinated against flu

Doctors in Kent and Medway are urging parents and guardians to make sure their children have a flu vaccine. This year, two- and three-year olds, all primary school children, and children in school year 7 will be offered the flu vaccination on the NHS. For most children the vaccine is…