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CORONAVIRUS AND THE ANGARRACK COMMUNITY

CORONAVIRUS AND THE ANGARRACK COMMUNITY

The coronavirus has taken a massive step forward today and the effect on our
community is as yet unknown.   We do not need to panic however it's inevitable that it
will affect some/all of us over the coming months. This could be a single person living
alone or whole families who have to self-isolate for anything between 7 and 14 days

So what can we do;-

There are people in the village who are more than happy to collect prescriptions, get provisions etc. if needed.

If you require assistance either use the numbers on the note dropped round the village  read more »

210216 | Shielding support for new and existing clinically extremely vulnerable residents | additional 4,333 adults in Cornwall

Shielding support for new and existing clinically extremely vulnerable residents

Cornwall Council,?NHS Kernow?and Volunteer Cornwall?are reassuring?all clinically extremely vulnerable residents?that?support?is?available?as more people are asked to shiel  read more »

200113 | Long Covid in the UK – what we know so far

Official estimates indicate around 20% of people who test positive for Covid-19 go on to experience long term issues.

Data from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) claims 186,000 positive cases have been impacted by continuing symptoms for up to 12 weeks, with some evidence of many patients being unable to return to work and full capabilities properly for up to six months.


Long Covid in the UK  read more »

210204 | Covid-19: How the UK is using lateral flow tests in the pandemic | BMJ

Public Health England’s evaluation of the Innova test showed that its
sensitivity was 79.2% when used by trained laboratory scientists, 73%
when used by trained healthcare staff, but only 57.5% when used by track
and trace centre staff employed by the pharmacy chain Boots

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Where the tests have been used among asymptomatic people in real world  read more »

210217 | Nationwide ‘surge testing’ to see 400,000 coronavirus tests sent to homes every day The plans are part of Boris Johnso

Key points -

  • Individuals will be encouraged to use the lateral flow tests whether or
    not they have symptoms, with the Royal Mail told to prepare for
    delivering 400,000 each day
  • Rapid-testing kits deliver results in just half an hour but are less
    precise than alternatives, with regulators previously expressing concern
    at trusting untrained people to use them effectively  read more »

210213 | Children to be tested for Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine efficacy

Children to be tested for Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine efficacy

The jab is known as the the ChAdOx1 nCoV-19 vaccine

13 February 2021

By Laura Hartley

Pictured above: The Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine (Image PA)

Children are going to be tested to see if the Oxford/AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine works amongst those under the age of 18.

Researchers will use 300 volunteers in a new clinical trial.  read more »

210216 | Antibodies for virus which causes Covid-19 has increased across UK

Antibodies for virus which causes Covid-19 has increased across UK

Having antibodies in the blood indicates that people have either previously been infected with the virus or have had a Covid-19 vaccine  read more »

210214 | The history of 100-year-old cart emerging from Cornish cliff - Following precarious clear-up and recent erosion

A 100-year-old cart is emerging from a cliff at Gwithian after vegetation was cleared from around it two years ago, and some more recent erosion, making it more visible. The cart is thought to be part of the Gwithian Tin Works, which lifted tin-rich sand
With many people noticing the cart in the cliff for the first time, its appearance has prompted much wonder and speculation about how it got there
Aerial ropeway and buckets - Gwithian Tin Works c. 1930

The history of a 100-year-old cart emerging from a Cornish cliff

Following a precarious clear-up and some recent erosion, beach-goers have been noticing the cart and speculating how it got there  read more »

210216 | Pick up after your pet urges Cornwall Council

Pick up after your pet urges Cornwall Council

From Cornwall Council:

Cornwall Council is reminding people to pick up their pet’s mess following an increase in reports of dog fouling during lockdown.

Under the Antisocial Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act it is an offence to allow a dog to foul in a public place and fail to remove the faeces.  read more »

210216 | 1.7m more people in England to be told to shield - Officials are advising that shielding continues until March 31

1.7m more people in England to be told to shield

Officials are advising that shielding continues until March 31

16 February 2021

By InYourArea

Around 1.7 million more people will be added to the shielding list in England, as experts have identified additional adults at serious risk of Covid-19.

Letters will be arriving imminently telling people they should be in the shielding group, health officials have said.  read more »

210112 | Holiday home owner tried to get £10,000 Covid-19 grant had no right to; Ombudsman said Cornwall Council not at fault

Holiday home owner tried to get Covid-19 grant he had no right to

The Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman said that Cornwall Council was not at fault in refusing a holiday home owner's claim for a £10,000 Covid-19 business grant  read more »

210123 | The full list of 170 long Covid symptoms according to some who have had coronavirus

The full list of 170 long Covid symptoms according to some who have had coronavirus

They include hair loss, fatigue and memory loss, to name but a few  read more »

210212 | Premier Inn in Hayle evacuated after suspected explosion; A man was arrested following the incident

Premier Inn in Hayle evacuated after suspected explosion

A man was arrested following the incident  read more »

210211 | Cornwall Council Cabinet recommends budget which invests in residents' priorities | 1.99%, +3% Gov adult SC £1.52/week

If budget is adopted, council tax will rise by 1.99%, plus an extra 3% for the Government precept for adult social care. This is equivalent to an extra £1.52 a week for the average property (band D).  read more »


210211 | Business leaders call for more support | discretionary funding awarded to Cornwall and Scilly does not reflect the area

Business leaders call for more support


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210209 | Deaths at Tregenna House care home following Covid outbreak

Deaths at Tregenna House care home following Covid outbreak

Our thoughts are with the families of those who lost their lives to the awful virus  read more »

210209 | Coronavirus in Cornwall: Tuesday, February 9 - large rise in community deaths

Covid-19 case rates in UK nations. (PA Graphics)

Patients were aged between 27 and 100 years old. All except 23 – aged 45 to 95 years old – had known underlying health conditions.


9th February  read more »

210209 | Cornwall Council calls for urgent financial support for Cornish businesses after grant applications soar

Cornwall Council calls for urgent financial support for Cornish businesses after grant applications soar

210209 | ARG Covid grant in Cornwall may be cut by half due to demand

9th February  read more »

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