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Coronavirus: The essential daily briefing for Cambridgeshire - April 1

Cambridgeshire County Council has released its daily briefing which sets out changes to its services.

Coronavirus: The essential daily briefing for Cambridgeshire - April 1 (32795120)
Coronavirus: The essential daily briefing for Cambridgeshire - April 1 (32795120)

The briefing for Wednesday, April 1, takes into account the latest government announcements.

It also highlights the work being done in the community to support those in need.

Support for the extremely vulnerable

Cambridgeshire County Council leader Cllr Steve Count is encouraging people who have been asked to ‘shield’ themselves to sign up for government support.

Those who have received a letter are being asked to complete an online form or call the dedicated helpline.

Visit: gov.uk/coronavirus-extremely-vulnerable or call 0800 0288327.

People who haven’t received a letter but believe they should be in the shielded category are asked to do the same.

Once details are registered they are passed to the countywide Covid-19 coordination hub, who will make contact to establish what support might be needed.

The hub can then prioritise those at greatest risk. This will never involve asking individuals for money or their bank details.

Household Recycling Centres

Residents are reminded not to leave waste outside the gate of the now closed household recycling centres in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough. This is fly-tipping.

Anyone planning to visit a recycling centre should wait until the centres are reopened.

Childcare for vulnerable and key worker children

A number of schools and early years settings across Cambridgeshire remain open and are working hard to look after those children deemed vulnerable, and those of key workers.

A dedicated team is now on hand to signpost parents to available options, including childcare provided by nurseries and childminders.

If you are a key worker and in need of childcare support, please contact the Family Information Service on:

Cambridgeshire – 0345 045 1360

Peterborough - 01733 864446

The services will also be available over Easter and the upcoming bank holidays.

Online learning

Abbey College in Cambridge has worked hard to make sure all its students have access to learning materials during the coronavirus outbreak.

Abbey College Cambridge Picture: Cambridgeshire County Council(32794542)
Abbey College Cambridge Picture: Cambridgeshire County Council(32794542)

Staff from the school have delivered learning packs to all students who do not have access to a PC or the internet, enabling them to carry on learning and keep up with their peers.

Headteacher Andy Christoforou said: “This is a difficult and unusual time for all of us but that doesn’t mean our students should have to miss out. Our welfare team is committed to making sure that all our students have access to the same learning materials, whatever their circumstances, so that they can continue to learn.

“I’m so proud of the staff here at Abbey College and am grateful to them all for putting together packs of materials, including copies of the resources we’ve been making available online, and sending them out to students.”

Any further changes will be reported on Cambridgeshire County Council's website.

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