Find out everything you need to know about coronavirus at Northampton town centre stand

Members of a government outreach team will be in the Market Square from 10am to 6pm tomorrow

Friday, 23rd April 2021, 4:06 pm
Updated Friday, 23rd April 2021, 4:08 pm

Visitors to Northampton town centre will be find out everything they need to know and ask questions about coronavirus tomorrow (Saturday, April 24).

Members of a government outreach team will be in the Market Square from 10am to 6pm - the programme's first visit to Northamptonshire.

They will be able to provide information about Covid-19 vaccines, the different ways to get tested and how the steps on the roadmap out of lockdown can be taken safely.

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Find out everything you need to know about coronavirus from a team in Northampton town centre tomorrow (Saturday, April 24). Photo: Getty Images

They will be easily recognisable by the van with messaging on it, pull up banners and team members wearing NHS branded high vis jackets.

Social distancing will be adhered to, with the team wearing face coverings as well as visors, plus undergoing regular lateral flow testing.

Northamptonshire’s number of Covid cases continues to fall slowly but Daventry and South Northamptonshire have seen a slight rise and the infection rates remain higher or similar to the national average, according to the latest data.

Joint director of public health at North and West Northamptonshire councils, Lucy Wightman, said: “I am very pleased the overall case numbers of Covid-19 across the county continue to drop but we must continue to practice COVID-safe actions if we are to push case rates even further down."

More events are being planned in other areas of Northamptonshire during the next month, according to the outreach team.