Monday 20 July 2020

Key Updates

  • As the school year ended giving a break to everyone involved in educating children from home or in school, we also shared a big THANKS to Parents, Carers & Teachers – and everyone involved in taking care of children’s wellbeing and learning during the pandemic.
  • The Minor Injury and Illness Unit (MIIU) at Stroud Hospital is open 8am – 6pm daily (slightly reduced hours) – but the MIIU at the Vale and others in the county will remain closed until September – full details here
  • Analysis of data from the COVID Symptom Study app, led by researchers from King’s College London and the health technology company ZOE, reveals that there are six distinct ‘types’ of COVID-19, each distinguished by a particular cluster of symptoms. 

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.

  • We now have 4,377 members. We’ve shared 161 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.