Everyone’s hard work means the Government’s ‘roadmap’ is progressing but it’s essential that while so many people have yet to be vaccinated, we all keep going by fully sticking to the new rules. When meeting others socially, this must take place outside, either in a park, another open space or in private gardens.
Please also remember to keep a distance from anyone you don’t live with. We still can’t mix with other households indoors (unless in a support bubble or for childcare purposes) and it’s critical to stick to this rule as you can catch COVID-19 far more easily inside than outside
We can now meet in groups of up to 6 people including children and babies, or groups of a larger size where it’s just two households getting together.
For more information about what the current rules are please check the government’s website.
Residents aged 50 years old or over, those in a recognised clinical ‘at risk’ group and all frontline health and social care workers in Buckinghamshire are being urged to come forward to arrange their COVID vaccination as soon as possible if they have not already done so.
Full press release is here.
“It’s really positive to have all Buckinghamshire children back in their classrooms and we’re continuing to see COVID-19 infection rates fall across Buckinghamshire too. Whilst the lockdown has been a big factor in declining infection rates, we are also seeing a rapid fall in the rates for the over 65 year olds, which is most likely due to the roll out of the vaccine. Nearly 210,000 vaccine doses have now been given in Buckinghamshire, a fantastic achievement in this short space of time. Nevertheless, there is about half the adult population of the county still to be vaccinated. Therefore, we need to remain vigilant as restrictions ease to prevent a ‘third spike’ later in the summer or early winter.”
The press release is continued here
See news on the Surgery web site. https://www.ourpractice.co.uk/news
If you’re over 60 and would rather not wait for the surgery to get stock you can book to receive your jab at any number of places around Wycombe. Use the following NHS link:Over 60’s can now book their jab . Share the link to anyone you need to : https://www.nhs.uk/book-a…/do-you-have-an-nhs-number
You can also book your second jab at the same time.
Full text from the Leader of Bucks Council.
A key message is that we must still follow all guidance, even if vaccinated, because:
‘national infection rates are still far higher than when we began the last major unlocking process last year, and overall the number of people in hospital with COVID-19 nationally has very recently been around the same as at the height of the first wave last April.’
A gentle reminder about the code – https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/the-countryside-code – due to Covid-19 there will be continued heavy wear & tear on our countryside for the next few months. Combined with the approach of spring when there are lots of delicate shoots around, it is important to keep to paths. Please don’t make them wider by wandering over fields or across sprouting bulbs in the woods.
Despite the vaccine roll-out, the number of cases remains very high, & the emergence of variants add another twist to this tale. We are urged in this latest letter from the Leader of the Council to still follow all gudielines.
Update from Bucks Council