Covid-19 Archive

Daily Newsletter - Monday 4th May 2020


As we enter our 7th week of lock down, the Government has promised to publish its exit plan on Thursday.The current virus infection is clearly passed its peak but it is vital to avoid a second wave.

Today should normally have been a May Day bank holiday, but this was belated moved to Friday 8th May to enable national and international VE Day celebrations to take place. Instead the Nation will be celebrating virtually with a whole range of programmes being shown on TV. The day will start with 2 minutes silence at 11am to remember the fallen that made the victory possible. Then Churchill's VE Day speech will be shown on TV at 3pm and the Queen will address the nation at 9pm.

The suggested timetable is shown below. Social distancing is of course vital, but let's let our hair down. We deserve it.

VE Virtual Celebration Time Table


None that we know of!


  • 315 deaths were reported by the Government yesterday using their new measures taking us to 28,446 across the UK. The number of new lab confirmed cases was down to 4,339. Both of these figures are unusually low and reflect the fact that it was the weekend with poor reporting.


In Northamptonshire the figures continue to be corrected daily with the corrections yesterday still going as far back as last Monday. We are still seeing over 10 infections a day being identified.

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
Covid-19 Symptom Tracker
Live UK Covid-19 Tracker
(Public Health England)
Parish Council Walking Leaflet

And finally . . .

Greggs decided not to re-open stores afterall, realising how impractical it could be . . .

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