LONDON MOVING TO TIER 2 ALERT LEVEL AT MIDNIGHT TONIGHT London’s Covid-19 case rate has continued its upward trajectory, so the city will be moved from Tier 1 (medium alert level) to Tier 2 (high alert level) as of midnight tonight. Within the Greater London Authority, Richmond borough has the second highest rate of infection…

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Sing Out!  How the “In Flagrante” choir, never faltered during lockdown The signature tune of “In Flagrante” has long been the joyous Cat Stevens song which starts  “if you want to sing out, sing out”. And we have certainly taken this to heart during lockdown.  Nothing was going to stop us singing out, even if we…

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As a small business owner, the lockdown closure was one of the toughest scenarios I’ve ever had to face.  The beauty industry was one of the hardest hit during this time, and as a specialist beauty therapist, I felt it was unfairly vilified by the government by being consistently referred to as “high risk”.   …

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Kew Community Trust and the Avenue Club in the time of Covid-19….a great example of teamwork and shared values . Some of the 500+ members of the Avenue Club…regarded by many as ‘a great place in the heart of Kew’ were genuinely distressed by the forced closure of our facilities in mid March. Lisa –…

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TEST AND TRACE APP LIVE TODAY If you have a smartphone, the long-awaited NHS Test and Trace App is now available to download at the Apple AppStore or on Google Play. The app will notify you if you have been in close proximity to someone who has tested positive for the virus, which will assist…

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Sing Out! How “In Flagrante” choir never faltered during lockdown The “In Flagrante” signature song has long been the joyous Cat Stevens song which starts  “if you want to sing out, sing out”. And we have certainly taken this to heart during lockdown. Nothing was going to stop us singing out, even if we had…

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NEW MEASURES INTRODUCED IN RESPONSE TO RISING COVID-19 CASES As of this month, Sir Patrick Vallance, the Government’s Chief Scientific Adviser estimates that the number of new Covid-19 cases per day is doubling every week. We now have about 3000 new cases per day, and the numbers are still rising sharply. In response to this…

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Citizens Advice are currently running a campaign to empower people to ‘Be Scam Aware’ and know what they should do if they see a scam. Visit Citizens Advice for what to do to check for a scam here. Here are links to the scams we have heard about since the virus has taken hold: NHS App Scam…

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CHANGES TO RULES FOR SOCIALISING Most of you will be aware of the new restrictions in place from Monday, prohibiting more than six people from meeting socially. This applies to both indoor and outdoor meetings, and includes family members from different households. It does not include people in one “support bubble.” The new rules do…

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