Covid-19 Archive

Daily Newsletter Tuesday 12th May 2020


The Government has published its 50 page strategy for getting us out of lock down. It is now possible to spend unlimited amounts of time outdoors. You can visit one person outside your household at a time, provided that you stay outdoors and observe social distancing. You can also drive anywhere within England to visit outdoor spaces (but not to Wales or Scotland). Face coverings are now advised in enclosed spaces to reduce the transmission of the virus. These changes come into force on Wednesday, but the reality is the people will be starting immediately.

The Parish Council held its Annual Meeting last night on Zoom, with members of the public able to attend. The mechanism worked well and ensured that the Council can continue with its business on our behalf.


None that we know of, but Andy Horn enjoyed a great day after all your good wishes.

Andy on his birthday walk


269 deaths were reported by the Government yesterday taking us to 31,855 across the UK. The number of new lab confirmed cases was still over 3,900. There may be a jump today because of the usual weekend reporting delays.


In Northamptonshire the figures continue to be corrected daily and yesterday corrections showed a jump to 12 new infections on the 7th May. The new daily cases appears now to have plateaued at 15-20 new cases a day across the County.

20 new cases were added to the cumulative totals in the 5 local districts I listed yesterday. I have added Corby to the table as well. Surprisingly Corby and Wellingborbough have lower infection rates than East Northamptonshire.

Local Authority Cases per 100,000 population Daily increase
Bedford 504 293.7 3
Kettering 179 176.8 8
Northampton 391 173.7 0
East Northamptonshire 151 160.8 4
Wellingborough 114 137.1 5
Corby 96 135.5 5

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 . . .

As the Government changes its Covid-19 tag line, some are wondering who dreamt it up, and why ...

Stay Alert, Control the Virus, Save Lives