COVID Weekly Briefing - 6th - 12th November 2020
COVID on the rise in Uttlesford, Beware, keep safe, keep well
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Latest Update from Uttlesford District Council
The latest update (19th November) from Uttlesford District Council on their response to the COVID-19 pandemic is available now.
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Latest COVID Data for Essex
Weekly Covid data for Essex (excluding Southend and Thurrock) is published every Thursday here:
Cases and rates
In the seven days to 5 November, there were 1,586 confirmed cases of Covid in Essex. This is the latest date for which complete data is available.
As of 5 November, the weekly case rate (the number of cases recorded in the preceding seven days per 100,000 population) for Essex is 106.5. This is the latest date for which complete data is available.
As of 5 November, the highest weekly case rates were in Brentwood and Epping Forest, with rates of 189.6 and 164.8, respectively.
As of 10 November there were 213 beds occupied by confirmed Covid patients in Essex hospital trusts. This equates to 7.6% of trust capacity and is relatively stable compared to bed occupancy one week previous (3 November).
The latest Covid news and statements from Essex County Council are available here: https://www.essex.gov.
Test and Trace Support Payment Scheme
A test and trace support payment scheme has been launched by Uttlesford District Council.
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Essex County Council Survey to Explore Service Users' Experience of Covid-19
Essex County Council (ECC) and partners want to understand what people’s
experiences during Covid-19 have been like over the last few months. The
responses you share will help us understand what is important to you and to
inform work we do across Adult Social Care (ASC) in future.
The survey is aimed at:
• People aged 18 and over who receive a service from Social Care including the
Young People with Disabilities Team.
• People who accessed the Essex Wellbeing Service.
• And informal and family Carers.
You can access full details by clicking on the button below – the details includes help links and contact details for the survey.
NHS Track and Trace - how it works
Now that the NHS Track and Trace service is running please see the attached files to see how it works. Please have a look and make yourself familiar to avoid any potential scams.
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COVID-19 Self Isolation Support Group Update
Essex Welfare Service
In response to the Coronavirus crisis, Essex Welfare Service has been set up to support the most vulnerable in our community.Click on the button for more information.
Urgent Notice: Be aware of text frauds
Following the alert sent out this morning, please see the official government response to messages such as the one shown below:“The Government has only sent one text message to the public regarding new rules about staying at home to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Any others claiming to be from UK Government are false.
Criminals are able to use spoofing technology to send texts and emails impersonating organisations that you know and trust. We would remind anyone who receives an unexpected text or email asking for personal or financial details not click on the links or attachments, and don’t respond to any messages that ask for your personal or financial details.”If you receive any such messages, report them to Action Fraud – www.actionfraud.police.uk/report-phishing
Uttlesford Frontline COVID-19 Housebound Factsheet
A very helpful COVID-19 factsheet detailing support available for those unable to leave their homes has been released
The factsheet can be downloaded by clicking the button below.
COVID-19 Self Isolation Support Group
Ashdon Baptist Church together with Ashdon Parish Council are formally launching a local Self Isolation Support Group for residents who need to self isolate due to the COViD-19 pandemic.
Numerous kind residents have approached us about running such a scheme (and
have indeed already volunteered to assist) and we have posted, with this message, an introductory poster.
Gavin Walter (Ashdon Baptist Church) and Mike Elsey (Ashdon Parish Council) will be administering the scheme and will be in touch with those kind folks who have already stated their willingness to help (your details have already been passed to them).
If anyone wishes to assist please either contact Gavin or Mike or you can also email the Parish Council at firstname.lastname@example.org – any messages received will be passed on to Gavin and Mike.
Further updates will be posted when available. (posted 18/03/20).
Essex Coronavirus Action - Facebook Page
Please see below for the link to the Essex Coronavirus Action Facebook Page.
This page is a space for Essex residents to connect and discuss a variety of issues during the Coronavirus / Covid-19 outbreak.
Essex Coronavirus Action is a collaboration between Essex County Council, The Essex Public Health Team, and local Facebook groups.
Essex County Council COVID-19 updates and information page now live.
Essex to move to Tier 2 (High Level Of Restrictions)
“In a move to slow the current rates of infection across our county, from Saturday, Essex will be placed into the high level of restrictions (tier 2 on the new COVID system)”.
Detailed information on the new guidelines can be found by clicking the information button below.