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4 Jun 2020

Spain tightens mask rules for all older than five see: BBC News

But are they effective? Seven types of face masks were put to the test by the University of Edinburgh, including surgical masks, respirators, lightweight and heavy-duty face shields, and handmade masks. Aside from those with a valve, all of the face coverings were found to reduce the forward distance travelled by an exhaled breath by at least 90%. See: SKY news

Why are they not compulsory in the UK? Especially when people are ignoring social distancing rules. See BBC News: BBC News

Are the Government going to ignore this warning? They ignored the problems at Old People's homes until it was too late. Are they going to ignore this until the death toll rises again? Mask reduce the forward distance travelled by an exhaled breath by at least 90%. Mask help. Support the petition.

COVID-19 Statistics

Why is the UK performing so badly during this current pandemic? Please make sure you follow the Government's advice and social distancing rules.

Have a look at the report on how the virus is transmitted. It will help you to protect yourself.

Statisics from

Cases World ranking
Registered cases of COVID-19 / 1M population 2961 14th worse
Deaths / 1M population 443 6th worse
Total deaths 30,076 2nd worse

Why are the new cases not going down?

Compare the new daily cases in the UK with those for example in Italy. Why are the number of cases in the UK more or less static while those in Italy and other countries are dropping. Should we be following their examples and wearing masks?

UK daily new COVID-19 cases
Italy daily new COVID-19 cases

The Parish Council is coordinating support and help during this difficult time. Please register as somebody who is able to offer help or if you would like somebody to help you.
When you register, please make sure you add your telephone number and address so we can contact you.

You can ask questions and share answers using the questions bulletin board, or contact the Parish Council coordinator directly.

Also see the telephone advice page

East Bergholt COVID-19 Community Support

Jo 01206 299844
Alison 01206 299776
Roy 01206 298366

Please look after yourself and follow Government advice.

posted 18/3/20

If you would like any information about the local and national situation re  coronavirus support you can track these web pages:

for Easy Bergholt volunteer activity track:

for information from the Constable Country practice track:

for information from St Mary's Church, EB, track:

for information from Suffolk County Council track:  This page will give you information in line with the government's advice but related to Suffolk

for the authentic information and defintiitons and what the government is telling us to do track:  This webpage gives you access to a wide range of guidance relating to topics such as the definition of a 'vulnerable person' and what to think about if you have to stay at home. 

Information via the internet is fast, but not always accurate. Stick to authoratative sources for reliable information. 

Please also remember that not everyone is familiar with the internet. If you are and can provide information to others who cant, you could offer to mediate for them. Please be careful about passing on germs, a phone call might be the best way to pass on information. 


These pages have been created by the Parish Council to help coordinate support given to people in the village. They will be used to publish daily reports.

Joan Miller (Chair of the Parish Council)

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