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
- UK Government’s Coronavirus home page: has links to current guidance and advice.
- The NHS Coronavirus (COVID-19) Advice for everyone
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.
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).
- Cambridge News’ Cambridgeshire Live
- Cambridge Independent
- Community-sourced news about Queen Edith’s is being published in a weekly email from the Queen Edith’s Community Forum. You can see previous issues here and you can sign up to go on the circulation here.
Council information and services
- Coronavirus: NHS and government guidance
- Coronavirus: Changes to our services
- Coronavirus: Help for communities
- Coronavirus: Community group contact details
- Coronavirus: Information for businesses
- Coronavirus: Useful links
- Coronavirus: Glossary of terms
- Coronavirus information for residents
- Coronavirus (COVID-19) Beware of Coronavirus scams
- Coronavirus (COVID-19) – Community support
- Coronavirus (COVID-19) – update to county council services
- Coronavirus (COVID-19) – supporting businesses
- Coronavirus (COVID-19) campaign materials
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.
- The Church of England guidance.
- Friends Meeting House, Hartington Grove
- Orthodox Church of St. Athanasios, 154 Cherry Hinton Road
- Rock Baptist Church, Blinco Grove
- St James, Wulfstan Way
- St John the Evangelist, Hills Rd
- Queen Edith Chapel, Wulfstan Way
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
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.