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Information for Greenwich Residents - 15.06.2021

Sent on behalf of:

  • Abu Bah - Engagement Lead, Thamesmead Moorings
  • Khadijah Ahmed, Engagement Lead, Plumstead and Glyndon
  • Philip Connolly, Engagement Lead, Charlton
  • Rahman Famuditimi – Engagement Lead, Woolwich Common
  • Abu Siddiki – Engagement Lead, Woolwich Riverside
  • Louise Botfield – Engagement Lead, Sutcliffe Park (Page Estate)
  • Brenda Mason – Engagement Lead, Greenwich Peninsula (Caletock & Flamsteed Estates)


We hope that you’re finding these weekly updates helpful. Following feedback from Neighbourhood Engagement Leads, this update will now be once a week, and feature a mix of covid updates and positive updates from communities.

Some of the important information, around how to stay safe, where to get tested, and the support available, will now be available at all times on the Live Well website here.

We would really like to encourage you to share the following information through:

  • friends or family who live in your area
  • local networks
  • neighbour or community groups you may be members of
  • with people who you come into regular contact with through your work or local groups

If you haven’t already, it would be really helpful if you could take a couple of minutes to fill out this survey, which allows us to understand how widely this Community Update is being used, and whether it is reaching everyone it needs to. Access the short survey here.

KEY MESSAGES 15/06/2021


PAST 7 DAYS:

130 confirmed new cases of coronavirus in Greenwich


Cases are increasing even more, so now we’re in step 3 of restrictions easing, and with the Delta variant, we need to be extra careful and follow the social distancing guidelines to make sure this number doesn’t continue to increase.


5 people are in hospital right now in Greenwich because of coronavirus.


This is a low number, but to keep this low, please follow social distancing guidelines, and get your vaccine when offered. The vaccine greatly reduces the risk of getting seriously ill with coronavirus.

 

 


Doing it all, protects us all


Doing it all, protects us all; this is why we should continue to follow COVID-19 guidance this summer and get our vaccine when it is our turn.

It is important to remember:

  • hands, face, space and fresh air. Although up to 6 people (or a group of any size from 2 households) can meet indoors, why not take advantage of the sunny weather and meet friends and family outdoors as the fresh air helps to reduce the spread of coronavirus.
  • Don't forget to wear a face covering when indoors or on public transport.
  • To help keep numbers down, you can take part in twice-weekly COVID-19 testing. Find out more about COVID-19 rapid home tests and how you can get them.
  • Get your vaccine. People aged 23 and over can now book onlineGreenwich also have free walk-in vaccination clinics until 18 June as part of our ‘Let’s talk about the vaccine’ programme. Find out more about the pop-up clinics.

 

 

 

Buds of Barnfield - Community Garden


One of the community projects that successfully won some funding at our last Community Voting Day, was the 'Buds of Barnfield' Community Garden. They have their own Instagram page, which features some really lovely photos of the progress the garden is making. The Community Garden has had a really positive impact on the residents of the Barnfield Estate in Woolwich, and they are excited to continue to work on the project.

View 'Buds of Barnfield' instagram page here.

If you live in Woolwich Riverside ward, Caletock Estate and Flamsteed Estate in East Greenwich, or the Page Estate in Eltham, and would like to secure funds for projects to help reduce the impact of coronavirus and improve the health and wellbeing of communities where you live, you can apply to secure funding grants from £500 to £2,000.

Applications close on 28th June followed by a virtual Community Voting Day on 17th July where your project could be voted for by your local community!

Apply online on the Royal Borough of Greenwich website

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