Friday 19th June 2020

Key points: Local "Stroud has seen the biggest percentage increase in people claiming Jobseekers' Allowance during lockdown of anywhere in the UK", National: "UK lowers Covid-19 alert level to 'epidemic' from 'exponential'", International: "$2bn (£1.5bn) fund aimed at ensuring that poorer countries can access doses of a potential coronavirus vaccine has been unveiled"

Requests, Offers and Updates posted in our Facebook group

Summary of key local, national and international news

We are now providing our main summary of local, national and international statistical data on a weekly basis rather than daily. Wednesday’s summary included analysis of the numbers of people who have died in different areas around the Stroud district.





Please remember we have a (growing) list of resources to support your emotional and mental health during this time on our website. The following numbers may be useful:

  • Samaritans: 116 123
  • Domestic Violence Hotline: 0808 2000 247
  • Mind: 0300 123 3393
  • Age UK: 0800 169 6565
  • Childline: 0800 1111.

Thanks to everyone who helped create this update through our Facebook group. If you submit posts, we will often decline posting them to the discussion directly and instead hold them till the single daily summary – to try to reduce the number of posts in the feed and make it easier for people to follow the information. Please continue to submit posts to admins for this purpose with the appropriate flag: one of REQUEST / OFFER / UPDATE / QUESTION / COMMENTARY.