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Update from council leader - 14 April

Cllr Paul Bettison, OBE, Leader of Bracknell Forest Council, gives a weekly update.

He commemorates the sad passing of His Royal Highness, The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh.

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Rapid testing site at The Meadows, Sandhurst

A mobile rapid testing site will be at The Meadows, Sandhurst on Wednesday 14 April between 10am and 5pm. The mobile site will be offering lateral flow tests for asymptomatic people and community collect for those wishing to do the tests at home.

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Non-essential shops to reopen across the borough

From Monday, 12 April, in line with government guidelines, non-essential retailers within The Lexicon and across the borough, will be reopening their doors for the first time in many months.

Twice weekly rapid testing available to everyone

From Friday 9 April, everyone aged over 11 in Bracknell Forest will be able to access free, regular, rapid coronavirus testing to use twice a week, in line with the government’s announcement.

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Update from council leader - 7 April

Cllr Paul Bettison, OBE, Leader of Bracknell Forest Council, gives a weekly update.

He celebrates the opening of a new rapid testing site in Bracknell town centre, and urges residents to take part in the COVID-19 residents survey if contacted.

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Residents recycle 536 tonnes of food waste

The first month of food waste recycling has been a huge success with Bracknell Forest residents recycling a staggering 536 tonnes of leftover food.

That’s roughly two and a half times the weight of the statue of liberty!

Self-isolating at home

New guidance on importance of self-isolation

New government guidance is available, which explains the importance of self-isolation and how it is necessary to reduce the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) infection in the community.