Face masks and coverings to be compulsory in shops from July 24th


Wearing a face covering in shops and supermarkets in England is to become mandatory from 24th July.

Those who fail to comply with the new rules will face a fine of up to £100, the government has announced.

Health Secretary Matt Hancock said it would "give people more confidence to shop safely and enhance protections for those who work in shops".

Children under 11 and those with certain disabilities will be exempt.

For the latest face covering guidance please click
here or on the image below.

Face covering guidance in easy read format from Mencap can also be read by cicking here or on the image below.
Hampshire Together Online Engagement Session
The people of  West Berkshire can have their say on a new NHS programme during a special online meeting.

The session, which will begin at 8pm on Tuesday 28 July, will provide people in the area with more information about the Hampshire Together: Modernising our Hospitals and Health Services programme, which includes the construction of a brand new hospital to serve the people of Alton, Andover, Basingstoke, Eastleigh, Winchester and the surrounding areas.

To register for the session focusing on Newbury and West Berkshire, please click
here or on the image above.

Current Vacancies 
Healthwatch BOB ICS – Liaison Lead

Do you have experience of and understand health and social care systems, particularly integrated care systems?
•    Are you experienced at working at senior levels in partnership initiatives?  
•    Can you represent the views of different organisations concisely?
If so, then this may be the role for you! We need someone to work with five local Healthwatch to enable Healthwatch to play an active role within the Buckinghamshire, Oxfordshire, and Berkshire West Integrated Care System (BOB ICS). 

Click here or the image below to read the full job description.

Healthwatch West Berkshire is your local consumer champion for health and social care services. We are committed members of the community who have the authority to make your views heard and campaign for change.

We are holding a


online in public on

Tuesday 4th August 2020

from 3:00 pm – 4:15 pm

If you would like to join the meeting please register by clicking HERE, or by calling us: 01635 886 210.

The meeting url will be shared after registering on July 31st

If you have any questions to raise at the meeting, please submit these, in writing to us at contact@healthwatchwestberks.org.uk no later than Friday 31st July 2020


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