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Child Employment Month

Did you know that April is Child Employment Month? This national awareness month highlights the law with regards to children of compulsory school age working part-time, and ensures young workers are protected, treated fairly and aware of their rights.

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Residents’ COVID-19 impact survey

Later this month, a number of residents in the borough will have the opportunity to share their experiences about how the COVID-19 pandemic has continued to impact their lives.

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EU Settlement Scheme deadline under 100 days away

With less than 100 days until the EU Settlement Scheme deadline, EU citizens living in Bracknell Forest are being reminded that they must apply now to continue living and working in the UK.

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Brownlow Hall testing site temporary closure

The rapid test site at Brownlow Hall, Warfield will be temporarily closed for 2 weeks between Monday, 5 April and Friday, 16 April due to roadworks in the area.  Anyone requiring asymptomatic testing during this period can attend one of the other 5 testing sites within the borough.

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Free webinars to help businesses reopen safely

The Government’s plan to gradually ease lockdown restrictions means that non-essential retail, outdoor hospitality, personal care and other sectors are currently expected to reopen on 12 April.

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Update from council leader - 31 March

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

He discusses the easing of national restrictions and the 'stay at home' rule ending. 

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Workplace testing programme expands

Employers who have more than 10 staff will now be able to offer their employees free, rapid and regular COVID-19 tests that can be taken at home.

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Support after shielding

In line with government guidance, from Thursday 1 April, clinically extremely vulnerable (CEV) residents no longer need to shield and can follow national restrictions in place for everyone to stay safe.

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Rapid test site opens in Bracknell town centre

A new rapid testing site is opening in Bracknell town centre on Tuesday, 30 March to enable people who work in, or visit the town centre for a permitted reason, to have regular asymptomatic lateral flow testing.

The new site at One Lexicon (High View House) will offer asymptomatic testing from 8am to 4pm, Tuesday to Saturday.