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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. In addition, Cambridge City Council has set up the Cambridge Hub. The Hub can be contacted on 01223 457000 and supports all residents by responding to requests for help.
A local theatre company, Menagerie, have written 4 short radio plays for people to perform and record at home. Whether you’re 8, 18, 108 or anything in between, this is a great way of being creative at home. If you live alone, there’s a play for you. If you live with others there are plays for you. Have a go, send Menagerie your recording and they will release it via their website. Full information on the link www.menagerietheatre.co.uk/productions/ Any questions to firstname.lastname@example.org
Easing the Lockdown
From Monday 1 June, there are a limited number of things you will be able to do in England that you could not do before:
- Spend time outdoors, including private gardens and other outdoor spaces, in groups of up to six people from different households, following social distancing guidelines.
- Visit car showrooms and outdoor markets.
- In line with the arrangements made by your school, send your child to school or nursery if they are in early years, reception, year 1 or year 6, if you could not before.
- At all times, you should continue to adhere to strict social distancing guidelines when you are outside your home, particularly ensuring you are two metres away from anyone outside your household.
- From June 15th, it will be compulsory to wear a face covering or mask when travelling on public transport (buses, trains, aircraft and ferries).
People who are shielding remain vulnerable and should continue to take precautions but can now leave their home if they wish, as long as they are able to maintain strict social distancing. If you choose to spend time outdoors, this can be with members of your own household. If you live alone, you can spend time outdoors with one person from another household. Ideally, this should be the same person each time. If you do go out, you should take extra care to minimise contact with others by keeping 2 metres apart.
Infection Rates in Cambridge
Research at King’s College, London indicates that about 500 people in Cambridge are showing Coronavirus symptoms. This is 0.4% or 1 in 250 people (This compares with 0.2% or 1 in 500 in some coastal areas in East Anglia). If you would like to help with this research, download the app at https://covid.joinzoe.com/
Addenbrookes hospital reports that in the week May 11th -18th, they admitted 446 patients with Coronavirus infection. They had 89 patients in critical care. 252 patients were discharged and sent home well and sadly 107 died.
Care homes in Cambridgeshire were badly hit by the virus but the number of people dying in Care Homes has been steadily declining from a weekly death toll of 23 at the end of April to 14 last week.
There are extremely clinically vulnerable people who are still unknown to either City or County Councils. It may be that these are people who are being looked after by relatives or neighbours, but if so the Councils would like to know, so that they can ensure everyone is being cared for. If this applies to you could you please let the City Hub know on 01223 457000
‘Anti-5G’ protesters have been sticking posters on various street furniture including telephone infrastructure, electricity cabinets and lamp posts.
Some of these posters have blades or other ‘sharps’ placed behind them, in a deliberate attempt to injure anyone who attempts to remove them.
PLEASE DO NOT REMOVE THESE STICKERS – THEY MUST BE LEFT FOR THE CITY COUNCIL SOS OPERATIONS TEAM TO DEAL WITH.