Covid-19 Archive

Daily Newsletter Wednesday 13th May 2020


There were many debates across the media yesterday, discussing what is, and isn't, now possible in our new, more relaxed, lock down. It is fair to say that confusion is now the order of the day. But the virus has not changed. It is still highly infectious. It is still a killer just like it was yesterday. We drove passed the Northamptonshire County Council temporary mortuary in Wollaston yesterday. It was busy. People are still dying in this county of Covid-19 every day.

So what has changed? Well the Government now believes that the infection is largely under control. It has not been eliminated, but the number of daily cases can be managed. It knows that lifting the lock down will cause more people to die, but they believe we have the facilities to cope.

So the aim of the new rules or guidelines is to allow the economy to restart whilst keeping casualties at a statistically acceptable level. The question for each individual is whether they want to be one of those statistics, and more importantly do they want to lose loved ones to the virus? In this new more relaxed lock down, it is up to every individual to use their common sense and to protect themselves from others.

Parish Council News:

The Parish Council has now published the video of its Annual Meeting. It is now available for you to watch.

The Village Scarecrow Competition has been announced and leaflets are being prepared to explain it. The competition will not be judged until 12th June to ensure that all safety measures can be put in place.


None that we know of.


627 deaths were reported by the Government yesterday taking us to 32,692 across the UK. The number of new lab confirmed cases was still over 3,400. There was indeed a jump on Tuesday as expected.


In Northamptonshire another 15 cases were reported yesterday with the speciment dates being spread back over the last few days.

4 new infections were reported in East Northamptonshire yesterday.

Local Authority Cases per 100,000 population Daily increase
Bedford 500 291.3 -4 (strange!)
Kettering 181 178.7 2
Northampton 392 174.1 1
East Northamptonshire 154 164.0 4
Wellingborough 118 148.5 4
Corby 98 138.4 2

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 . . .

At last we have complete clarity in the Government messages ...

Stay Alert, Control the Virus, Save Lives