Monday, March 16, 2020

This daily summary includes:

  • Information about updates we’ve made to our website and group
  • Call outs for help
  • Summary of local news
  • Key national/international points

Apologies – another long one!The key news today is that GOVERNMENT ADVICE HAS CHANGED:

There is specfic guidance for:

Team updates:

  • We began a new unit on “Personal finances – loss of income, sick pay, benefits”. We know a lot of people are anxious about these issues – please comment on the post with question or suggestions:
  • Stroud resident in Spain Sarah Phaedre Watson wrote us a personal experience piece about what life is like under lockdown there: (we welcome submissions like this if you would like to tell us about your particular circumstances and why you are in this group – though we can’t promise to publish everything)
  • The neighbourhoods section of our website is slowly filling up with links to groups organised around the district:
  • We have a small crew of administrators and moderators and would love some more enthusiastic and meticulous moderators and researchers. We need help with checking submitted posts, updating units, checking comments fit within the guidelines and signposting people to parts of the website/group they may not have seen. We have a few moderators specifically for different units – but we’d love to have one for each unit. If you’d like to help out with a particular topic because you have expertise or an interest in it – let us know

Local updates:

It is important to say that these are confirmed cases only, and that since testing has been suspended for all cases but those needing hospitalisation, we do not have an accurate number for the actual number of cases in the community. It will be significantly higher.