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This Newsletter has been produced by the Petersfield COVID-19 Network. It is intended to help and inform Petersfield residents, especially those who are unable to leave their homes because of Government restrictions.
If you have information which would be of benefit to other residents in Petersfield please contact Romsey Mill with details and we will consider using it in future newsletters.
If you know someone who would like to receive the paper version of this newsletter, please ask them to contact Romsey Mill via phone or via post: Romsey Mill Centre, Hemingford Road, Cambridge CB1 3BZ (you do not need a stamp if you add “FREEPOST CB1067”) or call 07933 671101.
Romsey Mill can also offer assistance by putting you in contact with volunteers, who can help collecting shopping and medication. In addition, Cambridge City Council can be contacted on 01223 458780 and supports all residents by responding to requests for help.
Easing the Lockdown – Shielding
Shielding was introduced to safeguard those who, at the start of the epidemic in the UK, were thought to be most clinically vulnerable in our communities. The prevalence of the virus in the community is now lower and chances of getting infected are reduced, so we believe it is the right time to relax some of the advice so people can start to regain a degree of normality once more in their daily lives.
From 6 July:
Those shielding from coronavirus can gather in groups of up to 6 people outdoors and form a ‘support bubble’ with another household
From 1 August:
The guidance will be relaxed so clinically extremely vulnerable people will no longer be advised to shield, but support will remain available from NHS volunteers and local councils. People will retain their priority for supermarket delivery slots, and still be able to access help with shopping, medication, phone calls and transport to medical appointments.
While this group of clinically extremely vulnerable people should continue to follow strict social distancing measures, they will be able to participate in more activities such as visiting shops and places of worship.
Those who need to work and cannot do so from home will be able to return to work as long as their workplace is COVID secure, adhering to the guidance available.
How many Coronavirus cases in Cambridgeshire?
This is data from Public Health England, showing how the infection rate is falling in Cambridgeshire.
Cambridge Central Library
The Cambridge Central Library will be open from July 6th. Opening hours will be from 10am to 2pm on Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday.
From Monday 3 August, branch libraries at Arbury Court, Barnwell Road, Cherry Hinton, Clay Farm, Milton Road, and Rock Road will reopen.
Library at home service
This service is provided to Cambridgeshire residents who find it difficult to get to the library whether this is due to disability, illness or caring responsibilities (either on a permanent or temporary basis).
If you are eligible, a monthly visit from a volunteer will bring you books / audiobooks tailored to your preferences.
To access this service telephone 0345 045 5225 or email email@example.com
Further information is available at
Residents of Petersfield will have received a leaflet from City Fibre. This is a company, working with Vodafone which will help deliver improvements to digital networks increasing speed and bandwidth. This will make it easier to work from home for those who are able, and have the knock-on effect of improving the downloading times of films and music for home entertainment. It also means disruption to our city streets and pavements and many residents have expressed some anxiety about the quality of the reinstatement. County Councillor Linda Jones and City Councillor Mike Davey are working together in Petersfield to ensure that the contractors do the work to resident’s satisfaction. If you have any concerns, their emails are firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com. The photos show the work underway in Tenison Avenue, indicating the relaid paving.