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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.
For all residents experiencing other Covid related issues (e.g. needing help while they isolate, or experiencing financial hardship support) speak to a member of the customer services team at Cambridge City Council. Telephone 01223 458780 or contact Simon.Aslett@cambridge.gov.uk or complete an online help request form here https://www.cambridge.gov.uk/coronavirus
What is Changing?
From 24 July:
Face coverings will be required in shops and supermarkets – in addition to public transport where they are already required. People are also strongly encouraged to wear face coverings in other enclosed public spaces where there are people they do not normally meet
From 25 July, subject to rates of transmission closer to the time:
Sports facilities and venues, including such as indoor gyms, fitness and dance studios, indoor swimming pools and indoor water parks, can open
From 1 August, subject to rates of transmission closer to the time:
Employers will have more discretion, in consultation with their employees, on how to ensure people can work safely – working from home is one way to do this, but workplaces can also be made safe by following COVID-19 Secure guidelines
The clinically extremely vulnerable will no longer need to follow advice on shielding, though should still take particular care to follow the social distancing guidelines when meeting people
Bowling alleys, skating rinks and casinos can open as well as indoor performances to a live audience, in line with COVID-19 Secure guidelines. Cambridge Ice Arena will not open before the second week of September.
Small wedding receptions – sit-down meals for no more than 30 people – can take place, subject to COVID-19 Secure guidance
All remaining close contact services – such as facial treatment and make up application – can restart, in line with COVID-secure guidelines
What should I still avoid doing?
It remains the case that you should not:
- Socialise indoors in groups of more than two households (anyone in your support bubble counts as one household) – this includes when dining out or going to the pub
- Socialise outdoors in a group of more than six people from different households; gatherings larger than six should only take place if everyone is from exclusively from two households or support bubbles
- Interact socially with anyone outside the group you are attending a place with, even if you see other people you know, for example, in a restaurant, community centre or place of worship
- Hold or attend celebrations (such as parties) where it is difficult to maintain social distancing, besides small wedding celebrations as outlined above
- Stay overnight away from your home with members of more than one other household (your support bubble counts as one household)
It is against the law for gatherings of more than 30 people to take place in private homes (including gardens and other outdoor spaces) and you should continue to maintain social distancing from those that you do not live with. It is critical that you follow these guidelines to keep both yourself and others safe.
Latest statistics from Test and Trace in Cambridge
Public Health England data from Test and Trace indicate there were 327 confirmed cases from both hospital testing (Pillar 1) and community testing (Pillar 2) in Cambridge on 23rd July. This is an increase of 3 from last week, indicating that the level of infection is remaining roughly stable and is no longer declining. In view of this, it is clearly important that everyone should follow the guidelines.
Donate to a Cambridge Food Bank
The Foodbank relies on your goodwill and support. Please donate at these supermarkets. Most needed items are:
- RICE PUDDING / SPONGE PUDDING
- TINNED FRUIT
- SHOWER GEL AND SHAMPOO
- TOOTHBRUSH AND PASTE
- SANITARY TOWELS
Asda, Beehive Centre, CB1 3ER
Sainsbury’s, Brooks Road, CB1 3HP