Covid-19 Archive

Daily Newsletter - Wednesday 29th April 2020


The level of traffic in the Village was even higher yesterday than on Monday. As some stores prepare to reopen, we must remember the rules of social distancing. This won't be easy. As soon as you get sucked back into normal tasks, it is easy to forget. Yesterday I was investigating a blocked sewer coming from Chelston Rise. At one point the Anglian Water Technician and I realised that we were both staring down the same man hole less than 2 metres apart. We both jumped backwards together as it dawned on us. Social distancing must become the new norm in our minds at all times.

As shown below, over 0.5 million people are still showing symptoms in the country and many more will be infectious and not know it. The Government will be reviewing the lockdown tommorrow and should be making announcements which will lay down how our lives can begin to get back to whatever the new normal is.

The Covid-19 symptom tracker has been downloaded by over 2 million people who are prompted to report on their health daily. This is providing nationwide data on the course of the infection. The chart below shows how the number of people currently showing symptoms have falled to under 0.5million.


James Blane from Chelston Rise is 21 today.


  • UK reported hospital deaths from Covid-19 went up by 586 to 21,678. This was disappointing but may reflect inaccuracies in the previous day's low figures. The number of new cases reported fell below 4,000 for the first time in weeks but we know that these figures are revised each day as there is a lag in test results coming through.

This chart has aligned the epidemics from 4 countries with different approaches to the crisis.


The Northamptonshire figures are still encouraging with new infections hovering below or just above 10 a day.

Daily links (all verified):

Daily Podcast
Daily newsletter
Pause for thought

Parish History
Puzzle Library

Advice on breathing with Covid-19 Symptoms
Vulnerable Household registration
Northamptonshire County Council Support Line Call 0300 126 1000 and select Option 5 (Monday to Friday, 8am to 6pm)
Longhurst Housing Association Support Line Call 0300 123 1745
Village support line Call 07850 570007 in the first instance and Iíll find you help
ASDA Volunteer Card
Live UK Covid-19 Tracker
(Public Health England)
Parish Council Walking Leaflet

And finally . . .

Sometimes it's hard to find the right words . . .

Stay (at) home, protect the NHS and save lives.