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I hope you and your loved ones are well.

Well England made it to the final! We wish Gareth Southgate and the team all the best for the match. His leadership and the team’s talent are inspiring and whatever happens on Sunday, reaching the final is a credit to them.  

This week’s newsletter is short and sweet as the editor has been away.   

Part One: Coronavirus in Bury

In Bury, on Thursday 8th July, 396.9 people per 100,000 were tested positive for coronavirus – that is an increase of 8% from the previous week’s figure. On the same day, the England average was 274.1 people testing positive per 100,000 – an increase of 59% from the previous week’s figure.

All areas in Greater Manchester are seeing a rise in infection rates. Oldham is now the highest at 595 per 100,000 people testing positive. Bolton is now the lowest at 310 per 100,000. 

As of 4th July 2021, a total of 126,720 first doses and 95,619 second doses of the vaccine have been delivered from Bury's community vaccination centres, hospital hubs and regional vaccination centres..

Vaccinations are now available to people aged 18 and over. The Bury Council website has an update of all the clinics offering the

Alternatively, go to the Bury Covid 19 Vaccination booking service at

For details on testing for Coronavirus, go to

Part Two: Our services 

WIth the increasing number of Covid-19 infections in Bury, any of our services may have to close at a moment’s notice should any of our staff have to self-isolate. We will advertise any changes via Facebook and Twitter. 

The Jubilee Centre Cafe

Our café is open next week from 10 to 2.30, Monday to Friday.

Social distancing rules on inside hospitality will be in place. As a temporary measure, the cafe will extend into the main hall, allowing us to accommodate more people.

An announcement on activities at the centre will be made in next week’s newsletter. 

Our Charity Shops

Our Ramsbottom charity shop is open from 10 am to 4 pm, Wednesday to Sunday.  

Our Bury charity shop is now open on Tuesday to Saturday from 10 to 4.

We can accept over-the-counter donations if you are able to bring them to the shop.

We are unable to collect donations until the government restrictions are lifted.

Our services

During the pandemic, we are keeping essential support services open. These include:

Nordic Walking – a real life activity!

Diana is leading the Nordic Walking session on Wednesday afternoons from 2.00 pm till 3.00 pm. The classes are £5, payable by cash or cheque, on the day. We will supply the poles and Diana will give full instructions. You can just turn up on the day.

Part three - And in other news 

New digital skills courses in libraries and other locations

Did you know that families who use the internet are over £500 per year better off than families who do not? Knowing how to use digital skills is now an essential factor of modern life.

Bury Adult Learning will be running free 6-week Digital Skills courses over the coming months.Find out more at New digital skills courses in libraries and other locations - Bury Council

Handy guides for tablets and smartphones

The buzz Age Friendly Team have produced a series of handy guides to help you get started with a new smartphone or tablet. Click on the links below to read guides on how to download an app, how to find a website, how to avoid scams and more.

More at Buzz Manchester | Getting started with a new smartphone or tablet

The Weekly Quiz

The answers to last week’s Quiz is in the link. 

This week’s Quiz brings you another 30 questions to test your knowledge. This quiz is just for you and your friends to enjoy. The answers will be sent out with next week’s newsletter.

If you have any news to share, please send to

Keep safe and keep hopeful - it's coming home! 

Andy and all at Age UK Bury 



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