Helping to keep you informed of the latest coronavirus news in Shropshire.
Ten more deaths reported
Coronavirus weekly figures: 29 Oct - 4 Nov
The number of cases remained stable in the week of 29 October – 4 November. There were 1,232 positive cases reported – an increase of 1% on the previous week. However, the number of patients in Shrewsbury and Telford Hospitals soared to 64 and sadly, there were 10 deaths.
During the last week 36% of cases were in the Shrewsbury & Atcham area, 32% in North Shropshire and 32% in South Shropshire. Nearly a third of all cases were in 0-19 year olds.
Change to booster bookings
Vaccines protect against winter illnesses
Appointments for a COVID-19 booster dose can now be booked on the NHS website if it's been at least five months or a minimum of 152 days since your second dose of the vaccine.
The appointment you will be offered will still be more than six months (182 days) since your last dose.
If you wish to attend a walk-in vaccination clinic, it must be six months since you had the second dose.
Clinics open for 12-15 year olds
Grab a jab - no appointment needed
Parents can now take their children to a walk-in clinic for the COVID-19 jab if they missed it at school.
Centres currently open to 12-15 year olds are:
Ludlow Community Hospital
Saturday 13 November: 5pm-7pm
The Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Hospital, near Oswestry:
You may have heard that the PCR testing site on London Road, Shrewsbury, was closed on Tuesday to get it ready for winter.
It reopened on Wednesday morning and residents can once again go online and book a test in Shrewsbury.
There are also sites in Oswestry, Market Drayton and Ludlow. If you have any symptoms, no matter how mild, please book a PCR test immediately.
Please dispose of masks properly
Please don't do this!
Thank you to everyone who is doing their part to keep the county safe by continuing to wear a face covering.
If it is a disposable mask, please dispose of it properly in the bin once you have finished with it. As much as we love seeing face coverings, we do not enjoy seeing them hanging from trees.
Please help us keep Shropshire clean and tidy.
Information, advice and support
For local advice and support during the pandemic (especially if you are self-isolating or shielding), visit our website at www.shropshire.gov.uk/coronavirus for information, advice, guidance and support available for residents and businesses in Shropshire no matter what your circumstances.