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Keep washing your hands – video

Make sure you keep washing your hands and help us make a video!
Could you help us make a little video to encourage people to wash their hands thoroughly?
We were inspired by this video by The Buffalo Skinners, released to promote their great new single, Washing My Hands.
Lovely folk that they are, they’ve given us permission to use their song for our soundtrack!
Make a film, following The Buffalo Skinners’ hand washing routine, and send it to us. We’ll include short clips from as many as we can to make our own video. Follow the instructions in our four graphics on this PDF. Thank you!

 

Trading Standards advice on being ‘scam aware’


Trading Standards are advising us to be aware of a number of coronavirus related scams.
Police have also been warning about scam messages, including:
“You have been out of your house 3 times today, you are in breach of Government Guidelines, your £30 fine will be automatically added to your bill”.
“We would like to inform you that you have been recorded as leaving your home on 3 occasions yesterday. A fine of £35 has been added to your gov.uk account. For further information please visit gov.uk/coronavirus-penalty-payment-tracking. Protect the NHS.”

 

West Midlands Police – WMNow

If you wish to receive email updates from West Midlands Police  you can sign up here.
The emails include updates on crime, local news, appeals and safety advice and are a mixture of details affecting your immediate neighbourhood (based on your postcode) and more general advice.

 

Moseley in Bloom Open Gardens

“In light of the Covid-19 situation, we have had to make the decision that Moseley in Bloom Open Gardens will not take place this year. It is extremely unlikely that the virus will be under control by the end of June and that mass people movement would therefore be safe again. But, even if it were, our current timetable of planning would involve visiting gardens, talking to owners and calling for volunteers during April, and that simply cannot happen. In times of uncertainty people need clarity and we hope that making the decision now will reduce peoples’ anxiety. This decision was actually made at the weekend, before the new lock-down measures announced yesterday. We are currently investigating other possibilities for some kind of garden event and will be in touch again when these ideas are more developed.
Best wishes, stay safe, and enjoy your gardening; Moseley gardens should look amazing this year!!
Kate Stocks, MiB Open Gardens”

 

 

Self report your symptoms daily through the app

An app has been launched today with researchers at Guy’s & St Thomas’ & King’s College to help slow the spread of #COVID19 and identify at risk cases sooner by self-reporting your symptoms daily, even if you feel well. Download the app here.
Please share the app with everyone you know. They need to get this to a lot of people fast to collect enough data to see the hidden cases. App is fully functional and will be more beautiful over the next few days!
Share the app and share your “well/ill” status and let’s get some data for the policy makers to work with.
Initial feedback of the site’s inability to register children’s symptoms have been forwarded to the investigators.  Anything further you can add / feedback will all help to capture what’s going on in the community vs just what we’re capturing in tertiary care.  It all helps.  Thank you so much.”