Covid-19 Archive

Daily Newsletter Saturday 30th May 2020


On Thursday the Government announced a relaxation to the social distancing rules. It is certainly most welcome. But what was the point in saying that they only applied from Monday 1st June? Most people won't have even heard this caveat when it was announced, and those that did will probably have ignored it. This weekend will be a party weekend in the UK. I really hope that the Government understood this when the relaxation was announced, and that they factored this into their calculations.

I am a responsible citizen, I understand the risks we face. I have spent literally hundreds of hours working on this emergency to keep people safe. And yet I will cross the line this weekend, breaking some aspect of the so called "rules". I will do so in the knowledge that I understand the risks and have balanced them against the broader risks of life grinding to a halt, and individuals suffering in the process.

I do hope that sense prevails soon, we are adults. Collectively, we want to stay safe, and have no desire to ruin the lives of others.

Wouldn't it be good if Her Majesty's Government treated us like this?


Happy 40th Birthday to Mark Genery from Chelston Rise!


324 deaths were reported by the Government yesterday taking us to 38,161 across the UK. The numbers of new daily infections rose to 2,095, well within the capacity of the new track and trace system.


In Northamptonshire another 16 cases were reported yesterday with the specimen dates being spread back over the last few days. The total number of cases is now 1,474.

3 new infections were reported in East Northamptonshire yesterday.

Local Authority Cases per 100,000 population Daily increase
Bedford 648 377.6 9
Kettering 236 233.0 1
Northampton 489 217.2 5
East Northamptonshire 193 205.5 3
Wellingborough 159 200.1 1
Corby 124 175.1 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 . . .

As the realities of the foreign holiday quarantine begin to dawn ...

Stay Alert, Control the Virus, Save Lives