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

Latest Coronavirus measures summary (October 2020)

A reminder that Cambridge is currently under the COVID-19 restrictions for England, but not additional local rules. As the national rules are expected to remain in force until next March, we thought they were worth summarising here:

  • You can meet in a group of up to six people from multiple households.
  • You should work at home if possible.
  • Pubs, bars and restaurants must close at 10pm. Customers must wear face coverings, except when seated at a table to eat or drink. In licensed premises, food and drink must be ordered from, and served at, a table.
  • Face coverings must be worn by customers and staff in shops.
  • Face coverings must be worn on public transport, in taxis and in indoor areas such as museums and cinemas.
  • Businesses should display the official NHS QR code posters so that customers can ‘check-in’ with the NHS COVID-19 phone app, which is available for anyone to download here.

For a longer list and more detailed information, please see the government website here.

The BBC has a page where you can check restrictions in any area by entering its postcode.

Local news

Our local newspapers are doing a great job, and newsagents are delivering them (e.g. Cherry Hinton Mini Market on Cherry Hinton Road, near Rock Road; the Daily Store on the corner of Cowper Road, or Megha Traders in Wulfstan Way).

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.

Local faith groups

These provide a lot of support to our community in general, but 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 on Cherry Hinton Road. Telephone 01223 247567
  • Kay’s Chemist at Wulfstan Way Shops. Telephone 01223 242687

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 varying visitor policies – do check their websites for details about any exceptions.

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