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Leisure Centres & Libraries Reopen in Step 2 of Lockdown Roadmap

Leisure Centres & Libraries Reopen in Step 2 of Lockdown Roadmap

Leisure facilities across the borough will reopen from 6am on Monday 12 April, with the Wokingham, Woodley and Lower Earley libraries also re-opening their buildings on set days and at reduced hours for browsing and borrowing of books. Loddon Valley, Bulmershe, St Crispin’s, Ryeish Green Sports Hub and Arborfield Green leisure centres will all re-open […]

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Reading Economy One Of The Least Impacted By COVID And Best Placed To Recover

Reading Economy One Of The Least Impacted By COVID And Best Placed To Recover

A new report by PWC/Demos, Good Growth for Cities 2021 (published 20 January 2021), highlights the factors that have provided some degree of resilience in Reading to the worst economic impacts of the global pandemic and assesses Reading as well placed to recover more quickly than many other UK cities. The Report Ranks Reading 2nd […]

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University of Reading Comment On Mass Student Testing

University of Reading Comment On Mass Student Testing

Professor Parveen Yaqoob, Deputy Vice-Chancellor at the University of Reading, said: “We have expressed our support for the mass testing of students, and are working with our local authorities on the logistics of the proposed programme. We will continue to work with partners in Reading and nationally to offer logistical and scientific support around testing.  […]

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The Universities Minister sees Reading University’s Campus Preparations To Tackle COVID

The Universities Minister sees Reading University’s Campus Preparations To Tackle COVID

The Universities Minister visited Reading this morning (Monday 21 September) to find out how the University of Reading is preparing to safely start the new academic year. Michelle Donelan MP, Minister of State for Universities at the Department of Education, asked to visit Reading to see the extensive preparations the University has made to begin […]

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Reading University Research On 80% Empty Stadiums Linked To Higher Covid-19 Cases And Deaths

Reading University Research On 80% Empty Stadiums Linked To Higher Covid-19 Cases And Deaths

Professional football matches played before lockdown, even those in near-empty stadiums, were linked to higher Covid-19 cases and deaths in the local area, a study has found. The findings suggest that reopening stadiums with reduced capacities is unlikely to reduce rates of transmission on its own, without effective social distancing measures for fans before, during […]