Welcome to Northants Now – a new series from Northamptonshire County Council and Public Health Northamptonshire.
Each episode offers advice and support on a range of public health and wellbeing issues for Northamptonshire residents.
Over the course of the series we will also be celebrating some of the best things about our region and what makes Northamptonshire a region to be proud of.
Episodes will be available on Spotify and Apple.
Life in Lockdown podcast
The first Northants Now podcast discusses the current lockdown examining what our special guests and their organisations are doing and why. Joining Gareth Evans in this episode are representatives from Northants Police, Northants Social Services and Public Health Northamptonshire.
Listen to Northants Now: Life in Lockdown podcast
Business Support podcast
This podcast discusses the current lockdown, examining important measures that Local Authorities have implemented to safeguard livelihoods across our county. Each local authority is responsible for administering essential funds, and our officers here in Northants are working hard to pay out grants to local business. It’s February 2021 and we’re into month two of the latest lockdown. The nature of this pandemic means that things change fast, and all information is correct at time of recording.
Listen to Northants Now: Business Support
Lateral Flow Device testing
In this episode we discuss COVID-19 community testing - A new locally-led testing service has been set up to test people without COVID-19 symptoms (asymptomatic) in Northamptonshire using lateral flow antigen testing. Gareth Evans discovers how it works, the aim of this testing, and how businesses across the county are getting involved.
Listen to Northants Now: Lateral Flow Device testing