Queen Edith's Community Forum

Coronavirus (COVID-19) information and advice

This webpage is being compiled by volunteers living in Queen Edith’s. It is just one small way to keep us all informed – and safe.

Keeping up to date on the UK public health guidance and health advice about the new coronavirus

Local news

Our local newspapers are doing a great job, and newsagents are still delivering if you want to organise something with your local shop (e.g. Cherry Hinton Mini Market on Cherry Hinton Road, near Rock Road; and the Daily Store on the corner of Cowper Road).

You can also read the online edition of the Cambridge Independent free of charge for the time being.

Council information and services

Cambridge City Council Coronavirus: Updates and information page

Cambridgeshire County Council coronavirus (COVID-19) overview page

NHS Test and Trace programme in Cambridgeshire

Cambridgeshire County Council has a web page about the NHS Test and Trace programme launched by the Government which you can read here. It includes a link to a six-page leaflet called A guide to NHS Test and Trace in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough which you can read here. If you have neighbours and friends who are unlikely to see this online, they might appreciate a printout if you could deliver one.

Other national information sources

These resources can also be useful:

Volunteering schemes

There are also people working in groups to make healthcare workers’ scrubs, scrub bags and face masks. This is one local one: Connection Through Crafting Scrubs. with several people in Queen Edith’s active in it.

Although the following are co-ordinated nationally, most will work at the local level:

Local fundraising

Local faith groups

They provide a lot of support to our community in general, often by older volunteers, and their finances can be rather fragile. They have had to change the ways they work. St James church is the host to Queen Edith’s Food Hub on Saturday mornings.

Local health services

These are our local pharmacies, which are working hard to support us all. They have good social distancing measures now and can also offer deliveries, including with local volunteers.

  • Numark Pharmacy on Cherry Hinton Road. Telephone 01223 517073
  • Boots further down Cherry Hinton Road. Telephone 01223 247567
  • Kay’s Chemist at Wulfstan Way Shops. Telephone 01223 242687

Check our recent daily email newsletters for the latest opening times.

GP Surgeries

The NHS, including primary care is under a lot of pressure at the moment – and we all want to keep their staff safe and available for the most needy people. Most appointments are by phone now. Check their websites for up to date information.


Hospitals have a ‘no visitor’ policy now – do check their websites for details about any exceptions.

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