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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.”


Birmingham Freecycle group

Clearing attics, sheds and garages:
This is certainly on our list of things to do, but what to do with the stuff you want to get dispose of? As you may know, the tips are not open and those of us who belong to the Birmingham Freecycle group have received the following message:  “As of 25/03/2020, all posts made to the Birmingham Freecycle group will be moderated, effectively closing down regular activity. Existing posts on the group will be removed. These measures have been taken as encouraging contact between Freecycle users does not align with current government and public health advice. Freecycle is committed to reducing landfill waste but, at this point in time, we can do more good by doing nothing.”
Any suggestions? Maybe in a few months’ time we will have to organise group skips.  In the meantime, bag it up and put it all to one side.


World Health Organisation advice

See the latest information on the World Health Organisation website where there is some advice on how long the virus might last on surfaces – including items delivered to the houses of people who are self-isolating.