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
Public Health England data indicates there were 42 new cases of Covid-19 in Cambridge, for the week Mar 17th to Mar 24th. This is a 2% decrease from the previous week. There were 0 deaths within 28 days of a positive coronavirus test in Cambridge in the same period. There were 3 new cases in Petersfield in the week up to March 19th.
Total percentage of people aged 18 and over who have received a COVID-19 single dose vaccination in the UK, up to the March 23rd is 54.4%
The percentage of adults receiving the second dose is 4.8% on the same date.
There are a number of community transport schemes and taxi firms available to help with transport to vaccination appointments. If you need help with transport to the vaccination centre, please ring 0345 045 5219 Monday-Friday 9am-5pm and we can help you to identify the transport options in your area.
Coronavirus – rule change from March 29th
England is still in a national lockdown. You must stay at home, leaving only where permitted by law, and follow the rules in this guidance.
Some of the rules on what you can and cannot do will change on 29 March. You can read the ‘COVID-19 Response – Spring 2021’ for more information on the roadmap out of lockdown in England.
From 29 March:
- you will be able to meet outdoors either in a group of 6 (from any number of households), or in a group of any size from up to 2 households (each household can include existing support bubbles, if eligible)
- you will be able to take part in formally organised outdoor sports with any number of people (outdoor sports venues and facilities will be able to reopen)
- childcare and supervised activities will be allowed outdoors for all children
- formally organised parent and child groups will be able to take place outdoors for up to 15 attendees. Children under 5 will not be not counted in this number.
From 1 April, if you have been identified as clinically extremely vulnerable you will no longer be advised to shield. However, you should continue to take extra precautions to protect yourself. It is important that you continue to keep the number of social interactions that you have low and try to limit the amount of time you spend in settings where you are unable to maintain social distancing. If you are in this group, you will previously have received a letter from the NHS or from your GP telling you this. Contact Cambridgeshire County Council or speak to your GP if you have any concerns.
Revised Bin Collection after Easter
Bin collections will be a few days later than normal following the Good Friday and Easter Monday bank holidays. Check the collection date for your area on this link https://www.cambridge.gov.uk/updates.
Collection dates return to normal on Monday 19 April. They will change again after the May bank holidays – those dates will be announced nearer the time.