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 165 new cases of Covid-19 in Cambridge for the week, 11th – 18th October. This is an increase of 40% on the new cases reported last week. Cambridge is still in Tier 1 and the risk is regarded as Medium.
What you can and cannot do if you live in Cambridge
When seeing friends and family you do not live with (or who are not part of your support bubble), you must not meet in a group of more than 6, indoors or outdoors. In England, this limit of 6 includes children of any age.
A support bubble is where a household with one adult joins with another household. Households in that support bubble can still visit each other, stay overnight and visit public places together.
Meeting in larger groups is against the law apart from specific exceptions where people from different households can gather in groups larger than 6 people.
The police can take action against you if you meet in larger groups. This includes breaking up illegal gatherings and issuing fines (fixed penalty notices). You can be fined £200 for the first offence, doubling for each further offence up to a maximum of £6,400. If you hold, or are involved in holding, an illegal gathering of over 30 people, the police can issue fines of £10,000.
When meeting friends and family you should also: follow social distancing rules when you meet up; limit how many different people in total you see socially over any short period of time; meet people outdoors where practical. This is safer because fresh air provides better ventilation.
Can you still travel within the UK?
Can you still travel within the UK?
I live in a Tier 1 area and my grandma lives in Tier 3 – can I still go and visit her?
The government advises that you should avoid travelling to any region subject to Tier 3 restrictions.
I live in a Tier 1 area – can I still commute into Tier 3?
Yes, you can continue to travel into “very high” alert level areas for work purposes.
However, the government says you should “aim to reduce the number of journeys you make” and aim to avoid busy times and routes on public transport.
Can I commute to London (Tier 2) for university?
You can commute to a Tier 2 area for university. When in Tier 2, however, you should not meet people in their home or student halls if they’re not in your household/support bubble.
Can I stay in a hotel within Cambridgeshire?
You can stay in a hotel with anyone, but the ‘rule of six’ applies.
I live in England but I have a holiday booked in Wales. Can I still go?
Wales has announced that it will enter a second lockdown for two weeks from 6pm on Friday, October 23. This means it is not permitted to travel to Wales for a holiday during this time.
Can I travel into or out of Northern Ireland?
Tighter restrictions in Northern Ireland came into force on 16 October as part of a four-week ‘circuit breaker’ lockdown. The government announced advice against any “unnecessary” travel. It has not detailed what constitutes necessary or unnecessary travel.
Can I travel into or out of Scotland?
The First Minister has advised Scots against travelling to high-risk areas of England. She also asked residents to avoid unnecessary travel in general, and if they must travel, to do so safely.