Covid-19 Archive

Daily Newsletter Monday 25th May 2020


It was another lovely day in the Village yesterday. I was able to deliver tulips for the vulnerable for the final time around our lovely Village and could still see the tulip arrangements in windows from earlier in the week. These tulips have generated alot of excitement and many residents will be placing orders for Autumn planting. Thank you to the Blom team.

I have been concerned that the digital Church is leaving out some of the vulnerable that don't have internet access. The Church of England has now sorted this out by implementing a free phone service playing hymns, prayers and talks for anyphone with a phone. It costs nothing. The link is:

The Sunday Times has published a very critical report on the Government's actions during the early days of the lock down. This report confirms the views I have been spouting during my podcasts. I am not making a political statement here, simply highlighting a failure of Governance.


None that we know of.


118 deaths were reported by the Government yesterday taking us to 36,793 across the UK. The number of new lab confirmed cases dropped to 2,409.


In Northamptonshire another 19 cases were reported yesterday with the specimen dates being spread back over the last few days. The total number of cases is now 1,406.

3 new infections were reported in East Northamptonshire yesterday.

Local Authority Cases per 100,000 population Daily increase
Bedford 611 356.0 1
Kettering 227 224.2 5
Northampton 468 207.9 4
Wellingborough 150 188.7 4
East Northamptonshire 184 195.9 3
Corby 120 169.4 1

Daily links (all verified):

Daily Podcast
Daily newsletter
Thy Kingdom Come

Parish History
Puzzle Library
Making masks from socks
(click not now when it asks you to sign up to FaceBook)

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 . . .

Testing testing ... Testing testing...

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