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NEWS ROUNDUP: Covid variant found & free wellbeing sessions

 
People who live in the TS19 postcode area of Stockton-on-Tees are being urged to go and get a coronavirus test after a case of the South African variant was identified in the area. 
 
Robust contact tracing has taken place and the case cannot be traced back to international travel.
 
Business discrimination
 
North East councils have been accused of “unfairly and deliberately” withholding emergency Covid support from struggling businesses. Dozens of local firms claim they have been discriminated against because they are home, mobile, or community-based.  Finance directors within LA7 said they regret that they cannot support every business in need.
 
Wellbeing sessions
 
The Shanti Bee have a month of online programmes to help boost your physical and mental health ahead of lockdown easing. Levels of anxiety are expected to increase as we make the move from lockdown into a more normal life, but these free sessions could help put your mind at ease.


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