In the House of Commons this afternoon Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced his long awaited plan to end restrictions and ease England out of lockdown. As had been urged by many, the easing is cautious – allowing four weeks between each stage in order to analyse the data and ensure there is no huge resurgence in virus cases and hospitalisation numbers. The PM did make … Continue reading Boris Johnson Announces Four Stage Road Map Out Of Lockdown
So the roll out is finally happening. Whatever you may think of the speed with which these vaccinations have been developed and approved – or concerns about older people being guinea pigs – nevertheless with the new strain cutting swathes through the population and lockdowns having very little effect, it is probably the only way to try and halt the spread of this most virulent … Continue reading Vaccination Centres for Felixstowe Peninsula Revealed
So on one minute past midnight the UK came out of a second lockdown – but most of the country – including Suffolk – moved into a worse situation than before. Along with 90% of the country we moved into a higher tier than before lockdown – Tier 2. SO WHAT CAN WE DO NOW? The main rule is still wash your hands, wear a … Continue reading East Suffolk In Tier 2 – What Are The New Rules?
So – what we were told would definatly not happen two weeks ago has now happened – we are plunged into a second national lockdown. But whatever your views of the rights and wrongs – this second one will be very different to the first. For a start – we are not heading into the unknown – we know we can make it through because … Continue reading Key Services To Continue As Second Lockdown Begins
Throughout the pandemic the East of England has been a relatively safe place to live. Although there have been pockets of infection – on the whole numbers have been low, and this continues to be the case According to the latest figures in the week to September 18th, Suffolk reported 40 cases compared to 77 in the previous week. This meant the infection rate for … Continue reading Falling Covid Numbers Means Suffolk Bucks The Trend – But Pubs & Restaurants Must Still Close by 10pm from Thursday
On Tuesday night at 10.30pm the government basically ‘bowled a googly’, to use a cricket expression. They announced that from Monday 14th Sept no groups of more than six were allowed to meet anywhere indoors or outdoors at any time – but there would be limited exceptions – and that was that – no detail of any kind and leaving everyone who runs venues, clubs, … Continue reading The ‘Rule Of Six’ – What Does It Mean For You?
Suffolk has recorded its first week of no coronavirus deaths since the disease arrived in March New figures released by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) show that in the week ending July 24 (week 30) there were no Covid-related deaths in the county. And Ipswich Hospital has cut back on the number of ward areas used for coronavirus patients as Covid-19 admissions fell to … Continue reading No New Covid Deaths In Suffolk – And SCC Set To Roll Out Own Test & Trace System
Do you know someone who has dedicated their time to helping others through the pandemic? Has a group, business, or charity made a positive difference to your lockdown experience ? We all know that covid has brought out both the best and the worst in people – and the news is often full of the negative. But while there have been stories of exploitation and … Continue reading East Suffolk Council’s Proposal To Celebrate Volunteers
When the shared space in Hamilton Rd was first muted there were understandable fears for pedestrian safety – and many argued that it should be shut to vehicles during certain hours of the day. Well one of the consequences of covid-19 is that this is exactly what has now happened. From Saturday 4th July and for the next month at least, for most of the … Continue reading Easing of Lockdown Opens more Felixstowe Businesses – But Brings Changes to High Street
In case you missed it during all the controversy and general hoo hahh over Dominic Cummings ill advised trip ‘up North’, there is now a whole new list of business that we will be allowed access to during the month of June after the most unprecedented curtailing of our freedom of movement and lifestyle for generations. But if you’re missing the whole shopping experience of … Continue reading New Raft of Businesses Allowed To Open in June – Details Announced