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 52 new cases of Covid-19 in Cambridge, for the week Mar 24th to Mar 31st. This is a 24% increase from the previous week. This increase is likely due to a rise in the number of tests as children return to school. There were 0 deaths within 28 days of a positive coronavirus test in Cambridge. There were 3 new cases in Petersfield in the same week.
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 – Roadmap out of lockdown
As we have all enjoyed the easing of restrictions in the past week, we look forward to further freedoms, though not before April 12th.
Step 2 will see the opening of non-essential retail; personal care premises such as hairdressers and nail salons; and public buildings, including libraries and community centres. Indoor leisure facilities such as gyms will also reopen (but only for use by people on their own or in household groups); as will most outdoor attractions and settings including outdoor hospitality venues, zoos, theme parks, and drive-in cinemas. Self-contained accommodation such as campsites and holiday lets, where indoor facilities are not shared with other households, can also reopen.
Hospitality venues will be allowed to serve people outdoors at Step 2 and there will be no need for customers to order a substantial meal with alcoholic drinks and no curfew, although customers must order, eat and drink while seated (‘table service’). Wider social contact rules will apply in all these settings to prevent indoor mixing between different households.
While funerals can continue with up to 30 mourners, the number of people able to attend weddings, receptions and commemorative events such as wakes will rise to 15.
Register to vote or update your details
If your name is not on the electoral register, you cannot have your say in issues that affect you.
It’s easy to register – you just need to provide a few details, including your date of birth and National Insurance number.
- Register to vote or update your details on GOV.UK
- Contact us if you would prefer a paper form at firstname.lastname@example.org
- 01223 457048
- Electoral Registration Officer, Cambridge City Council, PO Box 700, Cambridge CB1 0JH
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