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
Between 22 April 2021 and 28 April 2021, 77 people had a confirmed positive test result. This shows an increase of 30.5% compared to the previous 7 days. There were no deaths this week in Cambridge. The number of hospital admissions for Covid-19 continues to remain low.
Phuplec Each week this month we have been sharing free activities to do from home that explore what we can learn from nature, how we can attend to it and support it. This final weeks activities include: FERTILISE, SPROUT and RIPEN. These activities offer exercises for sharing and growing; mind, body and plant. Share recipes from produce that can be bought easily or home grown, grow your own veg from scraps and connect with the plants around you. The first 20 people to share a recipe will receive a pack of seeds to support wildlife and all recipes will be added to a free online collection at www.phuplec.com or at www.petersfield.link.
Studies have already demonstrated that being vaccinated against coronavirus (COVID-19) significantly reduces your risk of being infected.This new research shows that those who do become infected 3 weeks after receiving one dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech or AstraZeneca vaccine were around 40% less likely to pass the virus on to their household contacts than those who were unvaccinated. Protection was seen from around 14 days after vaccination, with similar levels of protection regardless of age of cases or contacts.
The People and Nature Survey in England
Around 9 in 10 people surveyed by Natural England in May 2020 agreed that natural spaces are good for mental health and wellbeing. More than 40% noticed that nature, wildlife, and visiting local green and natural spaces have been even more important to their wellbeing since the coronavirus restrictions began. These percentages have remained stable throughout the pandemic.
The Library Presents
The Library Presents is a programme of arts activities, online and in locations around Cambridgeshire. We hope you will find the events and activities interesting, exciting or just pure fun. There is something for all ages across a range of art forms including; music, drama, art, dance, storytelling, comedy, puppetry, magic, animation and digital arts.
Our new Spring 2021 Programme is now available. Brochures are below.