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 2 and 9 June 2021, 29 people had a confirmed positive test result in Cambridge. In Cambridge 1 death was recorded within 28 days of a positive test. There were fewer than 3 cases in Petersfield from 28 May to 4 June. Between 23 and 30 May, the number of hospital admissions (CUH) for Covid-19 was 8.
Vaccinations in Cambridge
Vaccines are currently given in 2 doses, at least 21 days apart. The proportion of adults vaccinated in Cambridge up to 8th June appears low compared with the national data.
Protect your loved ones with the official NHS COVID-19 contact tracing app for England and Wales.
It’s the fastest way of knowing when you’re at risk from coronavirus (COVID-19). The quicker you know, the quicker you can alert your loved ones, and your community.
The more of us that use it, the better we can control coronavirus.
Protect your loved ones. Please download the app.
Financial Support for Residents from Cambridge City Council
If you have been affected by the coronavirus pandemic, check this page for information about what financial help might be available to you.
If NHS Test and Trace tell you to self-isolate, you might be entitled to a one-off £500 Test and Trace Support Payment
If you are on housing benefit or Council Tax reduction, update your benefits account. We will look at your earnings right now and update your benefits as needed.
If you get Tax Credits, let HMRC know.
If you need to claim Universal Credit, Cambridge Citizen’s Advice are able to help if you telephone 0344 848 7979.
If you are self-employed, depending on when you became self-employed, you may be able to get help through the Self-employment Income Support Scheme (Seiss).
If you cannot pay your rent, talk to your landlord and explain the situation as soon as you can. If you are on housing benefit, are we aware of your changed circumstances? Please let us know.
If you cannot pay your Council tax, see if you are entitled to claim Council Tax Reduction.
If you still need help, please let us know and we will see what we can do to help. Tel 01223 458780.
If you do not have access to a computer, tablet or smart phone or are unsure how to use them, you can contact Cambridge Online on 01223 300407.