Beware of scams

The Government has been sending text messages to those with certain conditions saying that they no longer need to shield and that they no longer qualify for the Government Food Parcel scheme.  Some have thought this must be fake but, apparently, they are real.  The article from the Guardian can be found here. https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/may/27/phone-texts-notify-cancer-transplant-and-asthma-patients-they-are-off-shielding-list At […]

Increased availability of the HI Friends minibus

Since Monday, we have been able to socialise outdoors with up to 5 others from different households. However, we are not allowed to share a car with someone from a different household in order to get there. From today HI Friends is making the minibus available to transport residents, individually, to visit friends and relatives […]

Resources for children, parents and practitioners

As a result of Covid-19 everything has changed for children and families. Parents, carers and children are feeling anxious at this very difficult and extraordinary time. It is also hard to think of ways to keep them entertained when we all have anxieties about the current situation. This is a guide with links to websites, […]

Good news from the Histon Fryer

George at the Fryer advises: The Histon Village Fryer will re-open on the 5th May, Tuesday. We will be trialling a temporary opening hours from 5:00pm until 9:30pm, Monday to Saturday. We do not open lunch hours for the time being but we start taking telephone orders from 3:00pm until 9:30pm. Further assessments will be […]

Sad news for H&I (or maybe Orchard Park)

The office for National Statistics publishes maps showing were people have died of Covid-19. Sadly it seems that there’s been one such death in Histon & Impington and Orchard Park. Click here for more information courtesy of the Cambridge Independent.

Advice for people helping others during lock down

Many people across our communities are doing their bit to help others during the Coronavirus health emergency. From supporting people who are self-isolating with food supplies, to picking up medical prescriptions, all of these efforts are helping to save lives and protect our NHS. Click here for advice from Cambridgeshire police about what you should […]

Now we’re talking – coming together in isolation

From Cambridgeshire County Council: Organisations across the county have joined forces to launch a wellbeing campaign and additional mental health support for people during the coronavirus outbreak. ‘Now We’re Talking’, encourages people to get talking to combat loneliness whilst self-isolating, and to seek help if they are struggling with their mental health. The campaign, led […]

Help research on COVID-19

Take 1 minute to report your health daily, even if you’re well. Help slow the outbreak Join millions of people helping to fight COVID-19 Help scientists identify high risk areas in the UK Download the Covid 19 symptom tracker. Use it on your smartphone. And for more information go to https://covid.joinzoe.com/

HI food parcel scheme

Click here for more information about the scheme on HI Hub

HICovid-19 YouTube channel launched

There’s now a YouTube channel especially for Histon & Impington Covid-19 Community Response. It will carry, inter alia, recordings of the online volunteer meetings. Click here to access it.