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Lockdown Newsletter 31

4th February 2021

More in Morpeth weekly update newsletter. For the duration of the current lockdown, the focus will be on guidance and support. Contact: moreinmorpeth@gmail.com

We are in the Third Lockdown

Government guidance – subject to ongoing review and re-interpretation – but the source information is at https://tinyurl.com/y6sq9ef2

Anyone with symptoms can get a coronavirus test, whatever their age. Get a coronavirus test as soon as you have symptoms. https://www.gov.uk/get-coronavirus-test

Vaccination roll-out: If you are scheduled for a vaccination, you will be invited to a hub (Alnwick or Centre for Life, Newcastle), or you can wait to be contacted by your GP surgery and get vaccinated locally. https://tinyurl.com/y295dfh7

Help fight COVID-19 by aiding research: download the Zoe C-19 app and record your health and symptoms in a couple of minutes on a daily basis. Join over 4.5M participants supporting the NHS and scientists in the UK, by providing data from a wide cross-section of people healthy, pre- and post-vaccine, pre- and post-Covid. https://covid.joinzoe.com/

Valentine Raffle & Poetry Competition in aid of Mayor’s Charity, Contact Mental Health. Buy tickets online £3 each and/or submit a love poem (send to viv.contactmorpeth@gmail.com) for a free ticket. Prizes: Romantic Weekend at Haggerston Castle; Cheese & Wine Hamper; a cuddly Puss in Boots Pay through https://tinyurl.com/y45jndnd and message https://tinyurl.com/y35we9cp Ends 11th Feb

Farmers Market this Saturday – food & drink stalls only: Ideally just one customer per household and pre-order from traders where possible.

Howard Road is closed for resurfacing from Monday (8th – 23rd Feb)

Online Quiz “England & the English Countryside” in aid CPRE Northumberland on 18th Feb: Email annie.cpre@gmail.com. Small donation required.

Worried about river levels in Morpeth? See Flood FAQ https://tinyurl.com/yxo6k32d See realtime River Level https://tinyurl.com/yy55ngrn See published Alerts & Warning: https://tinyurl.com/y5odv9pp

Lockdown support from Northumberland Communities Together and locally through the Morpeth Community Support FB Group Contact Jack Gebhard (local coordinator jack.gebhard@morpeth-tc.gov.uk) to volunteer to help, For assistance, call the support hub on 01670 620015 or email NCT@northumberland.gov.uk NCT Website https://tinyurl.com/y3nbtzrl MCSG FB https://tinyurl.com/y53bjrc3

If you are concerned about someone’s immediate welfare call OneCall on 01670 536400 and in an emergency call 999.

Northumberland Libraries: Reading Well for Children covers a great range of topics from general advice about feelings to online pressures and bereavement. For more information and title availability, go to: https://bit.ly/2MrxLfM

Advance Northumberland is offering 1-to-1 advice on business support available – email covid19@advancenorthumberland.co.uk and they aim to call back within 24 hours https://tinyurl.com/y3qmoq3s North East Growth Hub Covid-19 Toolkit https://tinyurl.com/y35zzqff

NCC 2021 garden waste kerbside collections begin in March: Sign-up at www.northumberland.gov.uk/Garden to have your garden waste collected between March & the end of the year.

ONS Recruiting for Census 2021 (21st March): https://www.censusjobs.co.uk/

Northumberland Local Elections (county & town councils) scheduled for this May. NCC are contacting all residents to update the Electoral Register and offer everyone postal votes. See https://tinyurl.com/y6d7mase