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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
Latest infection statistics in Cambridge
Public Health England data indicate there were 10 new cases of Covid-19 in Cambridge for the week prior to the 9th September. Although infection rates are still relatively low in this area, there has been a worrying increase in infections nationally, which has caused the Government to impose new restrictions for all.
New Government Requirements
From Monday 14 September, you must not meet with people from other households socially in groups of more than 6.
This will apply indoors and outdoors, including in private homes. This change will simplify and clarify the rules on social gatherings, so they are easier to understand and easier for the police to enforce. There will be a limited number of exemptions. COVID-19 Secure venues, such as places of worship, restaurants and hospitality venues, can still host larger numbers in total but groups of up to 6 must not mix or form larger groups. This rule will not apply to individual households or support bubbles of more than 6 who will still be able to gather together. Education and work settings are unaffected, and organised team sports will still be able to proceed, as will weddings and funerals up to 30. From Monday, this limit will be enforceable in law.
Businesses will have a clear duty to support NHS Test and Trace.
From 18 September, it will be mandatory for certain businesses to have a system to collect NHS Test and Trace data, and keep this for 21 days. Core COVID-19 Secure requirements will be mandated for hospitality businesses, and egregious breaches enforced. The government has also published simplified COVID-19 Secure guidance.
The government will support Local Authorities and police forces to respond to breaches of COVID-19 Secure guidelines.
The Government will launch a register of newly qualified and recently retired Environmental Health Officers (EHOs) so that Local Authorities can recruit more quickly and fill any gaps. In addition, COVID-19 Secure Marshals will be introduced to help local authorities support social distancing in towns and city centres.
Get a free NHS test today to check if you have coronavirus
You can choose to take the test:
- at a test site near you today and get your result tomorrow
- with a home test kit
Who can get a test ?
Anyone with coronavirus symptoms can get a test. Coronavirus symptoms are:
- a high temperature
- a new, continuous c
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- a loss or change to your sense of smell or taste
You can get a test for someone you live with if they have these symptoms. You can also get a test if:
- you live in England and have been told to have a test rbefore you go into the dehospital, for example, for surgery
- your local council asks you to get a test
- E taking part in a government pilot project
Only get a test if you have coronavirus symptoms or have been asked to get tested. This will help make sure people who need a test can get one. Call 119 to book a test.
Do not use this service to get a test if you’re travelling abroad. You can pay for a private test.