Tuesday 30 June 2020

Summary for the past 6 days

Key Updates

  • As lockdown measures ease it is important to remember that it is still the case that anyone can catch coronavirus (Covid-19) and anyone can spread it.

We still need to adhere guidance to keep a safe distance, regularly wash hands, wear masks in enclosed spaces, and self-isolate and book a test if you have symptoms (new persistent cough, fever, loss of smell/taste).

You can currently be tested at Stratford Park in a mobile test centre – but need to book via

  • We now have 4,375 members. We’ve dealt with 908 posts in the last month.  Please invite your friends to grow this community. And please do introduce yourself and let us know anything you’d like to see in the group related to coronavirus and how we can work together to get through the pandemic and its impacts.
  • Please take a look at the Group Purpose and Guidelines if you haven’t read them recently.

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





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.
  • NHS 111

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.