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Royal Borough at risk of moving to alert level ‘high’ for COVID-19

Councillor Andrew Johnson, leader of the council, has today issued a statement regarding the worrying increase of COVID-19 cases in the Royal Borough.
 
The statement can be found below - if you’re unable to see the image, you can view this message on the news page of our website.
To learn more about the local COVID-19 alert levels, please click here.
COVID-19 important information 

To help keep our families, friends and our communities safe and control the spread of COVID-19, please remember hands, face, space. 
 
  • Wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, or use hand sanitiser, regularly throughout the day 
  • Wear a face covering to reduce the chances of spreading the virus 
  • Make space by keeping two metres apart from anyone you don’t live with 
 
Download the NHS COVID-19 app - it’s the fastest way to see if you’re at risk from the virus. See the NHS website for more details.

Help us spread COVID-19 safety messages by sharing this newsletter and our Facebook and Twitter posts with friends, family and any local organisations you may belong to.
Public hearing sessions on the Borough Local Plan continue 

The second round of public hearing sessions to examine the emerging Borough Local Plan for the Royal Borough of Windsor & Maidenhead, are taking place in October and November. The second week of these sessions starts on Monday 19 and runs daily until Thursday 22 October
 
Due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, the hearing sessions are taking place virtually, meaning that members of the public and other interested parties can observe the discussions online via the council’s YouTube channel

More information can be found in the press release on our website.
Public consultation into Magnet Leisure Centre redevelopment

Residents are invited to take part in a series of online events to view the updated redevelopment proposals for the former Magnet Leisure Centre site in Maidenhead.
 
Now that Braywick Leisure Centre has opened, these events are part of the consultation process to decide the future of the former Magnet Leisure Centre site, which has been identified by the council as a suitable location for new homes.
 
The online events will run from 6.30 pm - 7.30 pm on Tuesday 20, Wednesday 21 and Thursday 22 October.
 
Attendees will be able to view the redevelopment proposals and put questions to the project team.
 
To register for these events, please visit the Saint Cloud Way website.
Electoral register reminder 

Are you on the electoral register? If so, are your details up to date?
 
If you haven't received a registration form or email asking you to check and confirm your details on the electoral register, contact us on 01628 683868 or email electoral.registration@rbwm.gov.uk.
 
If you don't register or confirm your details on the electoral register by the 18 October 2020, it could mean you won’t be able to vote in next year’s elections.
 
To learn more, click here.
Theresa May visits drive-through flu clinic 

Theresa May, MP for Maidenhead, has visited a local drive-through flu clinic where she spoke with GPs and healthcare professionals about the importance of getting the flu vaccine
 
The drive-through flu clinic in the Magnet Leisure Centre car park, Maidenhead, allows patients to be safely vaccinated in their own cars. The clinic will remain in place until 23 October 2020 and all appointments must be pre-booked in advance through your local GP practice. 
 
You can read about Theresa May’s visit and find out if you’re eligible for the free flu vaccine, on the news page of our website.
Deadline extension for secondary school preference changes

Due to a delay in publishing school transfer test results by grammar schools, all parents will be able to request a change of secondary school preference up until 10 December 2020.

Transfer tests are used by grammar schools when accepting new pupils. The deadline extension means that all parents of children applying for secondary school places (not just those applying to grammar schools), can request a change of preference up until the new deadline.

To request a change of preference, please email rbwm.admissions@achievingforchildren.org.uk. If you use the portal where you submitted your original application, your request will not be seen.

For more information about the application process or to submit an application please visit the school admissions page of our website.
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