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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.
Hand Sanitiser and Safety
This is safety guidance for those with alcohol based hand sanitizer kept in the car. Attached is an image of a car fire. Whilst we cannot be 100% sure this was caused by hand sanitizer, it certainly could have been a contributing factor to this fire. It is probably safer not to leave sanitiser in direct sunlight.
Easing the Lockdown
- From 13 June If you are a single adult household – either you live alone or only with dependent children – you can form a support bubble with one other household. This means you can see other members of your support bubble indoors and outside. You will also be able to be less than 2 metres apart and stay overnight as if you were members of the same household. Individuals who form a bubble with one household may not form a bubble with anyone else.
- From 15 June You will be able to visit any type of shop and some additional outdoor attractions – drive-in cinemas, zoos, and safari parks
- Year 10 and 12 pupils in secondary schools and further education colleges will begin to receive some face to face support
You will have to wear a face covering on public transport
- 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.
Clinically Extremely Vulnerable?
People classed as clinically extremely vulnerable are advised to take additional action to prevent themselves from coming into contact with the virus. If you’re clinically extremely vulnerable, you’re strongly advised to stay at home as much as possible and keep visits outside to a minimum (for instance once per day)
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. 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 27th – June 3rd, they admitted 473 patients with Coronavirus infection. They had 91 patients in critical care. 293 patients were discharged and sent home well and sadly 177 died. Reports will be monthly in future.
In the latest week of available data, for the week ending June 5, there were 5 deaths involving COVID-19, recorded in care homes in Cambridgeshire, bringing the total to 104 fatalities since April 10. Each death is a tragedy but this a considerable weekly decrease from the peak of 23 in April.
Some public toilets are closed during the coronavirus pandemic, because some of the buildings do not allow for safe social distancing. The following toilets are open every day:
- Drummer Street – 8am to 8pm
- Lammas Land – 8am to 7pm
- Lion Yard – 8am to 8pm
- Parker’s Piece – 8am to 8pm
Transport Changes (pavements and parking)
Cambridgeshire County Council will shortly publish plans for temporary enhancements to support more walking and cycling in the region. This follows clear government policy announced on national television that councils around the country should be making such changes.
Mill Road is an area with narrow pavements, which makes it difficult for pedestrians to distance themselves from others. Many in Petersfield will consider that this road should be a high priority for changes to make it safer.