Safe for Autumn

GMFRS will this year continue its annual campaign to reduce the impact of Halloween and Bonfire night by undertaking its role in the Treacle Partnership. However given the ongoing situation regarding transmission of Covid 19 within the community in general, it has been decided that direct visits will not be undertaken with schools this, to minimise the potential effects on our workforce and the potential for our staff to act as a transmission pathway into schools.


Please click on the picture to take you to the Safe4Autumn website

Letter for parents about COVID-19 symptoms

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Letter for parents about COVID-19 symptoms

Public Health England have produced a letter for schools to distribute to parents which explains when a person requires a coronavirus test and what the symptoms of coronavirus are. The Department would be grateful if you could share and circulate this letter amongst parents at your school.

The intention of the letter is to help prevent children being taken out of school unnecessarily and answer some of the questions parents may have around testing.

You can view the letter here.

COVID-19 symptoms image for social media - if your child has a high temperature, a cough or a change in sense of smell or taste, book a test
COVID-19 symptoms image for social media - if your child has a runny nose, is sneezing or feeling unwell these are not normally symptoms of COVID-19
At DEpressON we have been working on an App for the last 2 years to support people with there Wellbeing and Mental Health.  DEpressON is an app in the making that will allow people suffering from depression, anxiety and a range of other mental health issues, to express themselves freely, through a non-judgemental platform, building a tailor-made support network. With DEpressON, we aim to help eliminate the stigma associated with depression and other mental illness, allowing our users to find solace in each other, their friends and family, fighting isolation to reconnect with the things that truly make our life worth living.
Over the last few months, We have seen the importance of looking after our physical and mental health more than ever, From my own personal experience of the last few months I have seen the affect this has had on families and young children, Missing out on school, not being able to meet friends and family, So we are looking to launch the app into schools in the coming months. 
With a change in our focus, we will need to make some changes to the design and content of the app we were working on, and we want you to get involved with us in making those changes. Helping us ensure that the app really benefits you and those around you. So we are asking you to join our journey. Help us redesign our Logo, help us come up with a new name, and get involved in the app. 
We are holding a competition, send us your ideas and designs, tell us your reasons behind the ideas and designs, and have the chance to see YOUR design or Name used on the app. We will also be offering prizes to the winners. 
As well as entering the competition we are also looking to hold Virtual meetings to get your feedback on the app and see if you have any ideas that could add to the way it works. If you wish to participate in these meetings get in touch via the links below. 
The Competition will launch next week, Monday 13th July, and will run until Friday 21st August. Winners will be announced 2nd September. Virtual meeting dates TBC.  Send your entries to
I look forward to seeing your entries. 
Colin Radcliffe

Denton Community College’s Head of Technology is using the college 3D printers to manufacture vital PPE (personal protective equipment)  for NHS staff and frontline workers during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

Mrs Arkinstall explained that she had managed to make 350 visors and had put in preparations & resources to make more.

Staff from the Millgate Medical Partnership Surgery in Denton were the first to receive the PPE Visors made by the Technology department and a batch are being prepared for a local Nursing home. Mrs Arkinstall will continue make and distribute the visors to local frontline workers who are desperately in need of this PPE in their fight against Coronavirus.
Using the equipment and materials Mrs Arkinstall has at her disposal she is hoping to support the NHS with  production of the visors over the coming weeks and has already contacted Tameside Hospital. Mrs Arkinstall plans to continue the manufacture at home on what she has nicknamed the “Arkinstall production line!”

We are very proud of you, thank you for your excellent work and well done from all at DCC for supporting our community against this terrible disease!