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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
You can help control coronavirus and travel safely by walking and cycling, if you can. Where this is not possible, use public transport or drive.
You should not travel at all if you:
- are experiencing any coronavirus symptoms
- are self-isolating as a result of coronavirus symptoms or sharing a household or support bubble with somebody with symptoms
- have been advised by the NHS test and trace service that you should self-isolate
The advice for travelling on public transport is the same whether you are travelling by bus, coach, train, tram, ferry or aeroplane (see below).
You must also wear a face covering when travelling and in enclosed areas of transport hubs from which passenger services operate. Such as airports, rail stations and terminals, ports and terminals, bus, coach and tram stations and terminals.
If you do not wear a face covering in these settings you will be breaking the law and could be fined £100, or £50 if you pay the fine within 14 days. These laws apply while you are in England and when you arrive in England from another part of the UK.
Latest statistics from Test and Trace in Cambridge
Public Health England data from Test and Trace indicate there were 344 confirmed cases from both hospital testing (Pillar 1) and community testing (Pillar 2) in Cambridge on 6th August. This is an increase of 5 from last week, indicating that the level of infection is increasing slightly. In view of this, it is clearly important that everyone should follow the guidelines.
Ensuring you stay safe
One of the ways in which the virus spreads is by close contact when families and friends meet together in a private home or garden.
Abide by the rules
Ensure you stay 2m apart from anyone not in your household (or 1m if you are taking other measures such as face coverings). You can meet in groups of up to six people who you do not live with or who are not in your support bubble. You can also meet people in groups of more than six people if everyone is exclusively from two households (anyone in the same support bubble counts as one household).
If you are concerned that other people may be breaking the rules, Cambridgeshire Police will try to resolve situations without resorting to enforcement or issuing fines. Report online at https://www.cambs.police.uk/report/Report-a-breach-of-COVID-19-restrictions