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Lockdown Newsletter 44

6th May 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:

· Only socialise indoors with people you live with or who are in your support bubble

· Up to 6 people or 2 households can meet outside

· Work from home if you can and minimise travel

· If you have symptoms get a test and stay at home Step 3 of the Road Map will be from 17th May at the earliest, assuming the Four Tests are met: https://tinyurl.com/y3fbhdtz Free twice weekly rapid Covid tests are available for all on request https://tinyurl.com/scavmv7k

Vaccination roll-out: All people are aged 40 or over, everyone who is clinically vulnerable, anyone who has a learning disability and all carers are now being invited for first vaccination. People over 70 are now being invited for 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 NEW iii) You can now book your vaccination online at Health Hut Pharmacy & Clinic, Kirkhill – available from 13th May. You may choose whichever is more convenient but do wait for your invite. https://tinyurl.com/3b448fzr

The Morpeth Chantry and Tourist Information Centre is open Mon-Sat 09:30-17:00. The shop is selling local art, craft and food including a range of products from Produced in Northumberland members. The Northern Poetry Library has been relocated to the rear of the main hall.

Mini Food Festival this weekend both Saturday & Sunday (with different traders on each day) on the Market Place. Street Food Market on May 22nd on the Market Place.

Local Elections: Votes for the County Council will be counted during the day on Friday, and for the town council on Saturday – so we won’t really get the full results till Sunday or Monday. The Town Council Mayormaking is Wednesday week (19th May).

Ed Sheeran Tribute act at Terrace @ Craik Park Sunday 14th May. Book now! Oasis Hawaysis 21st May. https://tinyurl.com/pf3ket53

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

The #Kickstart scheme is helping businesses offer Government funded work placements to young people. Local Jobcentre Plus teams are hosting employer events next month. Visit www.nland.uk/Kickstart for more info

Morpeth Fair Day 2021 (18th July): Applications for stalls are open, contact: for Catering: Mark mark@premiercatering.info for Trade Stalls. Dawn dawn@newmarkets.com to exhibit your vintage car: Norman Norman.rickard@hotmail.co.uk Sponsorship & entertainment: John johnabeynon@outlook.com