From Martin Tett, Leader of Buckinghamshire Council:
“I know it’s only a week since I last wrote to you but, unfortunately, we are seeing a situation of increasing urgency here in Buckinghamshire, so I wanted to update you again. The last week has shown another rapid rise in the number of cases across the county; we now have 87 cases per 100,000 people in Buckinghamshire compared with the 22 cases per 100,000 that I wrote to you about last week.
This means our rates have increased dramatically, quadrupling in a little over seven days. These numbers are changing rapidly so please go to our website for our latest data in detail. You can also see the number of cases in your postcode area at this link too.”
Coronavirus cases in Buckinghamshire are continuing to rise and residents across the county are being reminded to follow the rules at all times in a bid to stem the increase.
In the seven days leading up to 3 October, 231 Buckinghamshire residents tested positive for coronavirus. This equates to around 42 cases per 100,000 people. This is an increase in positive cases of 86% from the previous week.
As flu season approaches, parents and guardians across Buckinghamshire are being urged to make sure all eligible children are protected against the virus by taking up the offer of a free flu vaccination.
For most children the vaccine is given by a quick, painless spray up the nose.
With coronavirus still circulating, getting a flu vaccination is more important than ever this winter.
This year, children aged two and three, all primary school children, and children in school year 7 will be offered a free flu vaccination by the NHS.
Workers on low income who have been told by the NHS to self-isolate may qualify for a £500 support payment.
Simply Walk, Buckinghamshire Council’s health walk scheme, has made a welcome return. In the first week, nearly 500 people attended on a total of 38 walks.
Simply Walk restarted some of its group walks, on Friday 4 September, having been suspended since March 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Leader of the Council sets out the current infection rate in Bucks, & what we can do about it. Bucks Council Covid-19 update, 15th Sept
Web page Editor’s note – The update correctly argues that we all have a part to play in keeping Bucks safe. It is actually wider than that, by keeping infection rates low in our area we act as a buffer between other areas, & vice versa. So by complying with guidance we help keep infection rates down everywhere. To borrow from a certain supermarket – ‘Every little helps’.
Press Release from Buckinghamshire Council, 08 September 2020
Get involved in shaping your local community
Buckinghamshire’s 16 new Community Boards officially launch this week as the first public-facing meetings with local communities take place.
The community boards have been created to bring the new council and communities together, giving people the opportunity to speak up and get actively involved in improving their local area. They now have a key role in helping local areas to recover from the impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic.
2 classes are starting up following the opening-up of the Village Hall:
Pregnancy Yoga starts on Saturday 12th September.