Posts for Health

A word about the loos in Boscastle

Yesterday, I popped to Boscastle. The weather was mixed, some visitors were dotted around, and the car parking was free (charging restarts on 17th May – thank you Cornwall Council). I had a lovely meander, but before leaving for home, decided to use the loo. The public toilets by the […]

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Some normality as PM gives green light for 17th May

The Prime Minister has urged restraint as life is set to return to some degree of normality next week, when the latest relaxation of Covid restrictions has been given the green light. The alert level has now reduced to 3. Briefly (more later), this means that from May 17th: Just […]

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Over 40s can now book their vaccine

As increasing numbers of people are being vaccinated, the benefits are obvious as society is opening up again. If you have not been vaccinated, you can still change your mind to reduce your own risk and reduce the risk of transmission to others. Over 40s can now book online. If […]

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42s and over can now book Covid vaccinations

The NHS coronavirus vaccine booking system has opened to healthy people aged 42 and over. The national booking system has been extended for the second time in two days to allow more healthy adults in their 40s to book their jab. People in England who are aged 42 and over, […]

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Covid-19 update

Covid cases were back on the up in the 7 days ending 19th April. Devon’s cases rose by 9 to 84 (12%) while Cornwall’s rose by 28 to 72 cases (63.3%). Number are still low, of course. Most of the cases in Cornwall are in the far west, though cases […]

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Stratton Community Treatment Service trial extended

Stratton Minor Injuries Unit has been under threat and its future is far from certain but the good news is that overnight services will continue for now. Stratton Community Treatment Service was introduced as a pilot on 23rd August, 2019, after strong local feeling led to a rethink. The service […]

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Covid – it’s not over yet

As restrictions have eased, the number of people who tested positive in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly in the week to 18th April has risen by 109.1%, according to government figures. However, the number is still low (69 in the last seven days, a rise of 36). 3 deaths […]

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North Cornwall Local Cooperative Food Database Network

It might not be the most gripping title but the idea is a good one. Di Ellis-Wildman is creating a ommunity assemblies food cooperative database for local members, a food network database of local growers: (small and big – allotments and farmshops) /suppliers/buyers/workers/distributors/hubs to address surplus/shortages/demand to buy/swap/sell/distribute for local […]

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Over 45s can now book their Covid vaccines

You can book your Covid-19 vaccination online here. Who can use this service You can only use this service if any of the following apply: you are aged 45 or over you are at high risk from coronavirus (clinically extremely vulnerable) you have a condition that puts you at higher risk (clinically […]

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Not yet! Some pubs remain closed for now

Not all pubs are opening today. Some are waiting for May and the end of restrictions in June. Those re-opening today include the Preston Gate at Poughill, the Brendon Arms, and Crooklets Inn. Further afield, Gartland Quay hotel will be open for outside drinks. How it works: People won’t need […]

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Covid update for Cornwall and Devon

It must be said, it is lovely not to be looking at Covid rates every day. Now it is an occasional glimpse. So, the interactive map is looking good for our area. For the week ending 4th April, Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly had 62 cases, while Devon had […]

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Countryside areas report lower levels of loneliness

After a year of lockdowns, social distancing, and restrictions on travel and gatherings, some groups of people have reported high rates of loneliness and poorer well-being in recent months, according to the Office for National Statistics (ONS).. Levels of loneliness in Great Britain have increased since spring 2020. Between 3 April […]

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Meals on Wheels Bude needs your help

Meals on wheels is a local/privately run hot food delivery service that functions 7 days a week within Bude and its surrounding areas. The service is designed specifically for those that are otherwise unable to cater/care for oneself. This sad news comes from the Meals on Wheels Facebook page: It […]

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Everyone in England to access free regular testing

From the government: Everyone in England will be able to access free, regular, rapid coronavirus testing from 9 April, the Government has announced. In a significant step forward, which paves the way for businesses and society reopening, anyone will be able to access free, rapid lateral flow tests (LFDs) for […]

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Care home visitors to be allowed 2 visitors

Good news for all locals with loved ones in care homes. Care home residents in England will be able to receive 2 visitors indoors from Monday 12 April as Covid restrictions continue to be cautiously eased.   Regular visits are being extended from one to 2 people under carefully designed […]

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