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 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.
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.
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
Infection rates show a slight decrease in Cambridge in the past week, although the number of infections is still uncomfortably high. Public Health England data indicate there were 545 new cases of Covid-19 in Cambridge for the week Jan 6th – Jan 13th. This is 20% down on the previous week.admissions so we are not at the peak yet
It will take up to 3 weeks to see any benefits from the lockdown, this trajectory of increased cases is likely to continue to rise before it gets better
Cases are active and spreading in all age ranges and in all areas of the city, particularly through families and working age people.
Vaccination Roll Out
NHS England has set up mass vaccination centres (the nearest one to Cambridge is Stevenage). They are contacting people directly, not through their GPs.
The highest priority groups include residents in a care home for older adults and their carers, all those 80 years of age and over and frontline health and social care workersPeople in high priority groups get an invite to book an appointment, but you can choose not to do so if you prefer to have the vaccination in Cambridge. If you decide not to travel you will not lose your entitlement to get the vaccine. Your local hospital or your GP will contact you and organise your vaccination locally.
The NHS requests that you do not ring your GP’s surgery or hospital unless you have received an invitation.
Support to access Coronavirus vaccinations
If you have been contacted by your GP or NHS vaccination centre about attending a vaccination appointment but you have no means of travelling to the appointment, you can get help with transport from the countywide COVID-19 Coordination Hub. You can contact the Hub between 9am and 5pm Monday to Friday on 0345 045 5219.
The Hub is providing transport through in-house education and social care transport, approved taxi services and local community transport including community car schemes.
All drivers have up-to-date DBS checks
Volunteers for Cambridge City PCN Vaccination Programme
Vaccination clinics are soon to be coming to Cambridge and we are now looking for volunteers to help with non-clinical parts of the vaccination days.
The first session will be at East Barnwell Health Centre in Abbey on. Wed 20th, Thur 21, Fri 22 January, 8am – 8pm. Future sessions may be in other parts of the city, so you will need to note if you are able to travel for volunteering.
Car park Attendant (outside) – will work in a team to greet patients, direct to suitable parking and manage traffic flow – so you will need to be active and like talking to people.
Meet and Greet (outside) – will work in a team to ensure patients’ welfare while waiting to enter the building – so you will need to be active and like talking to people.
If you think you can help in any way, even if you only have little time to offer, or for more information please contact Chloe Baker on email@example.com or call 01223 728 900.