.In less time than you spent complaining you could have GOOGLED it Yeti.Focus shifts to Bolton town centre with new CÖVÌD door-to-door testing and vaccinations
Well, my point is that there is nothing in the picture to justify the description that they are going door to door to shoot people up. Yes, they look like they are there to give someone a shot. So what? I don't see them going door to door. We don't know whose house that is or why they are there. For all we know, that could be the house of some 90-year-old army veteran who can't leave his house but who is desperate to be ναccιnαted, and he called his local army base and they had nothing else going on that day and decided to oblige the old gaffer (as they would call him over there) and send a couple of guys to his house.
Who knows. But I certainly don't see a picture of soldiers going door to door giving people shots, whatever else that is a picture of.
Don't we have enough fake news already without creating our own?
Infection rates in the town remain the highest in the country.
BySeamus McDonnellNewsSee news near you
People queue for CÖVÌD-19 vaccinations at the ESSA academy in Bolton (Image: Getty Images)
For all the latest news from in and around Bolton, sign up for the free MyBolton newsletter
When you subscribe we will use the information you provide to send you these newsletters. Your information will be used in accordance with ourPrivacy Notice.
Health bosses are set to focus resources - including surge testing and vaccinations - on more areas of Bolton as CÖVÌD infection rates continue to rise.
Cases have spiked in the town over the last few weeks, driven by the prevalence of the B.1.617.2 strain of cσɾσnαvιɾυs, often called the Indian variant.
Recent efforts have been focused on the BL3 and BL4 postcodes, where infections had been spreading quickly, particularly among school aged children.
More than 6,500 received vaccinations at a special mobile walk-in centre outside Essa Academy in Great Lever this week and a second site was set up at the Quebec Centre in nearby Deane.
Now, door-to-door testing will be rolled out around the town centre and in Halliwell, with a new walk-in ναccιnє centre set to follow.
Test sites and mobile testing will begin this weekend, with Bolton council staff and volunteers working alongside both the army and the national Surge Rapid Response Team.
Bolton currently has an infection rate of 341.5 cases of CÖVÌD per 100,000 people in the town, an increase of 81 percent on the same time last week. This is around 17 times higher than the average for England and is the highest rate in the country.
It is hoped that an enhanced testing programme will provide a clearer picture of the spread of the virus, especially the Indian variant.
In the coming days, teams will go door-to-door in Halliwell and central Bolton to hand out test kits, returning the same day to collect them. Tests will also be available for collect and return at Mere Hall, on Merehall Street, and the Halliwell UCAN Centre, on Hatfield Road.
Anyone who needs a home testing kit can collection one and return it at Darley Court, Shepherd Cross Street, and other community venues in the area.See the nearest CÖVÌD ναccιnє centre near you or visit InYourArea for all the CÖVÌD ναccιnє latest
Bolton Council’s Director of Public Health, Dr Helen Lowey, said: “It has been a challenging two weeks as Bolton responds to a substantial rise in the local infection rate but we know the community is more than equal to the challenge.
"I want to thank the residents of Deane, Rumworth and Great Lever for their fantastic response and engagement with both testing and the ναccιnє.
"We now want to roll this out to other areas, so people can protect themselves by getting the ναccιnє and protect others by taking a test and isolate if positive.
"We will be focusing on Halliwell and Central Bolton in the coming days but no matter where you live in Bolton you can help bring the virus under control.
"Take a test and self-isolate if you are positive and take up the ναccιnє when it is offered. Wash your hands regularly, wear a face covering, keep social distance and let fresh air in."
Sign up to the free MyBolton email newsletter
Get daily updates from Bolton direct to your email inbox with the free MyBolton newsletter.
Click on this link, enter your email address, and select 'MyBolton News'
. It's as simple as that.
Dr Helen Wall, the GP running Bolton's vaccination programme in Bolton added: “We’ve had a fantastic response to our targeted vaccination work in the BL3 and BL4 areas, and this will continue for as long as is necessary.
“To complement the testing programme in the BL1 area, we will step up vaccination sites accordingly, which we will announce soon.
“A massive thank you to everyone working hard on the ground and behind the scenes to make this happen.
“We must keep the pressure on this virus and tackle it together.”Residents with CÖVÌD symptoms can book a test as normal via the national online portal. Anyone who tests positive must self-isolate and may be eligible for financial assistance and other support. Contact Bolton council's CÖVÌD-19 Helpline for more information on 01204 337221.