14th January 2021 - NHS SUFFOLK Virtual Covid Community Event
NHS Suffolk are hosting a virtual community event about COVID – so that your community can put their questions about the COVID-19 pandemic to a panel of experts from local health and care services and community leaders.
They will also have the opportunity to hear local updates on the pandemic and how the vaccination process is being rolled out in the region.
The event will be hosted on Microsoft Teams on 21 January at 6.00-7.30pm.
You do not need to book a place in advance and can join by clicking the following link: https://sneevaccine.org.uk/event/
The expert panel will include Executive Lead Suffolk and North East Essex Integrated Care System, Dr Ed Garratt; Director of Public Health, Suffolk County Council, Stuart Keeble; Ipswich GP, Dr Juno Jesuthasan; local community leader Gulshan Kayembe; Business and Operations Director at Ipswich and Suffolk Council for Racial Equality, Phanuel Mutumburi; CEO Healthwatch Suffolk, Andy Yacoub; and Chair, North East Essex Clinical Commissioning Group, Dr Hasan Chowhan.
11th January 2021 - Mayor's Comments on New Strain Threat
Everyone will have seen that coronavirus cases are still rising fast. Even though Hadleigh has an incidence quite a bit below the national average, the rate is now 466 per 100000. The new variant of CV is much more easily caught than the original form of the virus which put the country into lockdown in the spring. That is why our hospitals are under pressure like never before - just remember those interviews with utterly exhausted nurses on the News.
So please remember - you may leave your house only for very specific reasons. Do not mix with people outside your household - that is the main way the virus is transmitted. When you are out, obey the social distancing rules and wear a mask - you may be feeling fine but you can still carry the virus and pass it to people who will get seriously ill if they catch it.
It may not be long before there is no room at Ipswich Hospital to treat you if you or someone you love gets bad case of the disease. Please take this seriously - just because something isn’t banned doesn’t mean it’s a good idea to do it!
23rd December 2020 - Mayoral Note on Coronavirus Tier Update
21st December 2020 - Covid-19 Tier Update written by Hadleigh Town Mayor
27th November 2020 - Hadleigh Town Mayor on Leaving Lockdown
19th November 2020 - Covid-19 Update from Hadleigh Town Mayor
The most recent government figures out the incidence of COVID-19 in the Hadleigh area at over 800 per 100,000. That is an extremely high number, and only emphasises how vital it is that we all follow the guidelines to get the rate down. If we do not, it is hard to see how the possible end of national restrictions on 2nd December will make any difference here.
The County Council’s community intervention team will be active in the town centre on Saturday. Please engage with them if you see them - get the latest information, learn about the support you can get if you need to self-isolate, and spread the word!
Stay safe, Hadleigh!
13th November 2020 - Update from Hadleigh Town Mayor
Covid is becoming a very serious issue for Hadleigh, and we believe is the first place in Suffolk to have a Covid special alert. It is really important that we all look out for one another now - by observing all the guidance we have had about distancing, masks and hand washing, but also by keeping a look out for our friends and neighbours. Everyone here should now be avoiding leaving the house unless it is absolutely essential, to take children to school for instance, or for food. Please keep on using our local shops - they need our support at this very difficult time - but be very conscious of the rules and look out for others all the time.
Stay safe, Hadleigh!
11th November 2020
Sadly Hadleigh must now be seen as a Covid hotspot following the news that a cluster of cases has been discovered at a care home here. This must be a very difficult time for the staff and residents involved and the Town Council sends them all our very best wishes as they deal with this. It also brings home the importance of following the government’s guidance on wearing a mask, keeping a safe distance from other people and regularly washing your hands.
Stay safe, Hadleigh!
Covid-19 symptoms can include
If you have any of the above, please return home, self-isolate and book a test at nhs.uk/coronavirus or call 111.
Thank you for your understanding and assistance during this uncertain time.