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Lockdown Newsletter 39

1st April 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

Government Roadmap out of Lockdown: https://tinyurl.com/2tr9ua2h

Road Map Step 1 Part 2 (from Monday 29th March)

· Rule of 6 or two households outdoors. No household mixing indoors.

· Outdoor sport and leisure facilities.

· Organised outdoor sport allowed (children and adults).

· Minimise travel. No holidays.

· Outdoor parent & child groups (up to 15 parents).

Vaccination roll-out: All over 50’s, people with long-term health conditions and their main carers are now being invited for first vaccination. Over 80’s are getting second vaccination. Invites will come from both i) to book at the large NHS Hubs (like Centre for Life) and ii) (separately and a little later, depending on vaccine supplies) from your GP Surgery. You may choose whichever is more convenient but do wait for your invite. https://tinyurl.com/3b448fzr

Farmers Market this #Easter Saturday (3rd): Please observe social distancing and if possible pre-order from producers.

Make Dragon Masks and Dragon Puppets with White Lantern Company ahead of the Morpeth Gathering https://tinyurl.com/ynd4ren6

Northumbrian Libraries 7th Apr “Dinosaur Stories with Charlotte Sebag-Montefiore” Book your virtual place now (free) https://tinyurl.com/tcbcvz33

Northumbrian Gathering 2021 Online: All Day Online Event on 10th April on YouTube https://tinyurl.com/3ffa9u2 and Zoom, including The Gadgy’s YouTube Welcome, virtual Cavalcade and Pageant Slideshow, Historic Dance Workshop on Zoom, The Ballad of the Laidley Worm, virtual Clock Tower Tour, Singaround by Zoom – and a virtual Barn Dance. Not to be missed!

Riverside Leisure Centre is preparing to open for gym and swimming on 12th April – advance booking for members only. Other gyms are also to open around the same time.

Junior Cricket starts on 16th April at Morpeth Cricket Club https://tinyurl.com/yk6yzc3p

Street Food Market on the Market Place 24th April

AllStar Cricket Training for 5-8 year-olds (girls & boys) at Morpeth Cricket Club starts 18th May for eight weeks. https://tinyurl.com/s7td3dnn

Diary Dates: Morpeth 7s Rugby Tournament 26th June, Picnic in the Park (GMDT) 11th July, Fair Day (Chamber of Trade) 18th July

Lockdown support from Northumberland Communities Together and locally through the Morpeth Community Support FB Group 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.

The local (Morpeth) coordinator for Communities Together is Alison Byard email alison.byard@morpeth-tc.gov.uk mob 07963 306549

From today, Thursday 1st), the HWRC (tips) will be open 08:00 – 19:30, see site rules https://tinyurl.com/hfbsv5be Vans & trailers may need a permit & should book a time to attend a site. Check if your vehicle requires a permit here: https://tinyurl.com/2x4xz5hy