From 29 March:
You can meet outdoors either in a group of 6 (from any number of households), or in a group of any size from up to 2 households (a household can include an existing support bubble, if eligible)
You can take part in formally organised outdoor sports with any number of people (outdoor sports venues and facilities will be able to reopen)
Childcare and supervised activities are allowed outdoors for all children
Formally organised parent and child groups can take place outdoors for up to 15 attendees. Children under 5 will not be counted in this number
Keeping yourself and others safe
You should stay 2 metres apart from anyone who is not in your household or support bubble where possible, or 1 metre with extra precautions in place (such as wearing face coverings) if you cannot stay 2 metres apart.
If you are clinically extremely vulnerable, you should continue to follow the guidance for people who are clinically extremely vulnerable. From 1 April, you will no longer be advised to shield. However, you should continue to take precautions to protect yourself.
All ‘non- essential’ shops, pubs, restaurants and other businesses remain closed.
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Currently the Laindon Centre is closed due to Covid 19 as is under going refurbishment. With the hope of news of the vaccines becoming available in the new year we can only hope at this stage that we can return to our monthly meetings sometime soon
To celebrate the 5th anniversary of my successful mitral valve repair at the Essex CTC, I decided to run 5k and raise funds for Hearts & Minds. I followed the Couch to 5k app that was promoted on the ‘BBC Get Inspired’ website.
This programme starts with small amounts of running between timed walking. Over a 9-week period you build up to running for 30 minutes and then I added a further 3 minutes running to cover 5k. This shows that even at an advanced age we can still be active - so I would encourage others to try it - but check with your GP first!
I have managed to raise £2,055 which includes £285 Gift Aid and a £500 contribution from my employer Lloyds Bank who support staff raising funds for charities.
Message from Committee : Well done Bill and congratulations, that is a fantastic way to celebrate your anniversary and we all look forward to seeing the 10k done in 2025