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.
Latest infection statistics in Cambridge
Infection rates show a further fall in Cambridge. Public Health England data indicate there were 130 new cases of Covid-19 in Cambridge, for the week Feb 4th to 10th. This is a 30% reduction from the previous week in Cambridge. 6 people tested positive in Petersfield in the 7 days up to Feb 5th. Sadly, there have been 2 deaths within 28 days of a positive coronavirus test in Cambridge in the same period.
Over 70? – Book Your Vaccination
If you are over 70 or clinically extremely vulnerable and have not yet received your vaccine, but would like to be vaccinated, please book now via www.nhs.uk/covid-vaccination or by calling 119. If a suitable and convenient slot is not available you can also call the GP practice you are registered with.
If you are not over 70 years old or clinically extremely vulnerable please wait to be contacted.
When you are contacted, please attend your booked appointments and please continue to follow all the guidance to control the virus and save lives.
Travelling To and From the UK
Leisure travel is prohibited under the UK’s current Covid-19 lockdown. The Transport Secretary has said that Foreign holidays will remain banned until “everybody” has had a coronavirus vaccine. He also warned it is “too soon” to book a trip. The Prime Minister will set out a “road map” for relaxing lockdown measures on February 22.
Until then, anyone arriving in England from a country on the travel ban list (sometimes called the ‘red list’) will need to self-isolate in a quarantine hotel for at least 10 days. Before travel, they will need to book and pay for a hotel room and 2 COVID-19 tests to take during their stay.
Information on how to book quarantine hotels and tests will be available soon.If you are coming from a country not on the banned travel list, you’ll need to self-isolate at home for 10 days and book 2 COVID-19 tests. You do not need to quarantine in England if you’re travelling from Ireland, the Channel Islands or the Isle of Man and have not been in any other countries in the last 10 days.
Police Enforce Covid Rules
A total of 387 fixed penalty notices for Covid breaches have been handed out in Cambridgeshire from March 27, 2020, to January 17, 2021, representing at least one fine each day.
Official figures suggest the force has cracked down on lockdown rulebreakers, with a third of the fines being issued in the last two months.
Cambridgeshire Police has issued three of the most severe £10,000 penalties for organisers of house parties.
A further 22 fines were given to those refusing to wear face coverings and one fine was dished out for a breach of business regulations.
Role of Young People in Tackling Pandemic
CAMBRIDGE City Council and Cambridgeshire County Council have produced a thought-provoking short film for young people, which acknowledges the sacrifices they have made during the pandemic, and asks them to stand firm to help beat the virus. The four minute film, ‘Part of the Solution’, was made in Cambridge using young actors and is aimed at older teenagers in schools and sixth form colleges. It can be viewed at http://www.alteregocreativesolutions.co.uk/part-of-the-solution-cambs/