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Home testing now available from libraries and pharmacies as opening times change for community test sites

Published 15 April 2021

Home testing kits are now available from libraries and pharmacies across Suffolk as part of the fight against coronavirus.

Suffolk businesses say Yes 2 Test as many premises prepare to open on Monday

Published 9 April 2021

Press release from Suffolk Resilience Forum.

Reflections on a year of the Keep Moving Suffolk Campaign

Published 1 April 2021

Today, Thursday 1 April 2021, marks the first anniversary of the Keep Moving Suffolk Campaign.

Registration now open for “Life changing” Great East Run Outreach programme

Published 1 April 2021

Registration is open for the renowned Great East Run Outreach programme for inactive Suffolk residents.

Changes to Suffolk’s test centres as popularity of home testing grows

Published 29 March 2021

The way Suffolk continues to test its residents for Coronavirus is changing with a much greater focus on home testing.

Healing woods and spaces to play an important role in Suffolk’s mental health

Published 24 March 2021

90% of respondents strongly support the idea of establishing ‘healing woods’ in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Automatic number plate recognition cameras to be installed in villages across Suffolk

Published 24 March 2021

Suffolk County Council and Suffolk’s Police and Crime Commissioner and Suffolk Constabulary, has launched the use of Automatic Number Plate Recognition cameras.

100,000 trees planted as part of ambitious council scheme

Published 23 March 2021

100,000 trees have been planted in just five months, since Suffolk County Council committed £228,000 from its Suffolk 2020 Fund to protect biodiversity.

Success following £500k boost for highways improvements near schools

Published 23 March 2021

Locations around schools across Suffolk have benefitted from new road markings and signs, following £500,000 Highways Investment Fund (HIF) cash boost.

Suffolk has really shown what it’s made of during the last year

Published 23 March 2021

Press release from Suffolk Resilience Forum.