Whittlesey and District Neighbourhood Watch

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Businesses and Premises to Close

As a country, we all need to do what we can to reduce the spread of coronavirus.

That is why the government has given clear guidance on self-isolation, staying at home and away from others, and asked that schools only remain open for those children who absolutely need to attend.

 

On 23 March the Government, stepped up measures to prevent the spread of coronavirus and save lives. All non-essential premises must now close. Takeaway and delivery services may remain open and operational in line with guidance on Friday 20 March. Online retail is still open and encouraged and postal and delivery service will run as normal.

Retail and public premises which we expect to remain open must:

  • Ensure a distance of two meters between customers and shop assistants; and
  • Let people enter the shop only in small groups, to ensure that spaces are not crowded.
  • Queue control is required outside of shops and other essential premises that remain open.

Parks will remain open but only for individuals and households to exercise once a day. Communal spaces within parks such as playgrounds and football pitches will be closed.

 

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Distraction Burglary linked to COVID-19

 In these odd times the criminal mind has seen a opportunity to cash in. Basically, people are impersonating Police Officers, Welfare workers etc., in order to gain entry to people homes and steal items. Some allege to offer free Covid 19 tests ??  

This, put simply, is distraction burglary.  This crime trend has not occurred in our area, but I wanted to make you all aware. As usual these people are targetting the elderly, as this generation tends to be the most trusting.  

So if you should have family members of a certain age, or you are retired yourself, please keep this in mind.

Jonathan Hall (Police, PCSO, Cambridgeshire)

Advice from NHW

You will all be aware of the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. Neighbourhood Watch exists to look out for communities across England and Wales and at a time like this we encourage you to consider ways to keep yourself, your loved ones and those in your community safe, particularly the isolated and vulnerable. We are following the advice from the government and encourage you to do the same:  https://www.gov.uk/government/topical-events/coronavirus-covid-19-uk-government-response

 

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