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Community Safety Manager – RCC dedicated crisi helpline

Today, we have launched a dedicated crisis helpline for anyone in Rutland who has been impacted by COVID-19 and has no one to support them.


The helpline is available to anyone who is following the government’s ‘shielding’ guidance and has concerns about:


  • Access to food
  • Access to medicine
  • Feeling isolated and needing support


The crisis helpline is also for anyone who doesn’t meet the government’s criteria for ‘extremely vulnerable’ but needs immediate support. This includes people who are vulnerable, self-isolating, have no one to get them food and medicines and are not in receipt of a government food parcel.


The number to call to reach the new crisis helpline is: 01572 729 603, between 9.00 am and 8.00 pm, Monday to Friday (including bank holidays).

Rutland cases of covid 19 remains stable

The number of coronavirus cases remains stable in Rutland, according to Public Health England.

Figures released this afternoon shows the county still has a reported six cases, the same as yesterday.

No deaths in Rutland are reported either.

Case numbers were also stable in Peterborough, with the total remaining at 48.

The North West Anglia NHS Foundation Trust said on Friday ten patients have so far died with Coronavirus at its hospitals- four at Peterborough City and six at Hinchinbrooke- all were aged over 70 and with pre-existing conditions.

No updates have been issued since.

However, three more people are reported to have died in Lincolnshire with Coronavirus in the past 24 hours.

United Lincolnshire Hospitals Trust says the victims were two women and a man.

It brings the total number of deaths at its hospitals up to 24.

A ULHT spokesman said the women were aged 55 and 82, the man was aged 76 and all had underlying health conditions.

As of today, the county has 252 cases, compared with 233 yesterday and 182 on Friday.

Leicestershire also reported an increase in cases, with numbers rising from 277 yesterday to 311 today. On Friday, the county reported 267 cases.

Nationally, Public Health England reported the total number of confirmed and reported cases increased by 5,914 to 47,806.

The number of recorded deaths across the UK increased by 621 to 4,934.

Cases treated outside the public health system are not recorded.

Neighbourhood Watch Our News Special Edition Enewsletter Published

Dear Neighbourhood Watch supporters,

We continue to think about you all at this difficult time. In response we hope you have been able to connect with your neighbours to support each other through this crisis.

At Neighbourhood Watch we have seen a 25% increase in membership. We have published a special edition of ‘Our News’ (the e-newsletter for Neighbourhood Watch supporters) to welcome our new members, look at how Neighbourhood Watch brings communities together, ways existing groups are supporting their communities through the COVID-19 pandemic and more things you can do such as establishing a phone tree, and how to avoid and report crimes and scams.

Read the e-newsletter by following this link or viewing it on our website.

Keep safe, stay at home

NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH NETWORK  | Building Safer and Stronger Communities

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Deborah Waller (NWN, Multi Scheme Administrator, England and Wales)

Warning of Scam Emails regarding NHS Donations

Warning of Scam Emails Regarding Nhs Donations

Criminals are targeting people with NHS scam emails. The NHS will NEVER ask you to send money directly to a bank account. If you would like to donate to the NHS, you should do so via their official channels or your local NHS Trust.

Taking a moment to stop and think before parting with your money or information could keep you safe.

Could it be fake? It’s ok to reject, refuse or ignore any requests. Only criminals will try to rush or panic you.

Contact your bank immediately if you think you’ve fallen for a scam and report it to Action Fraud*.

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Sam Hancock (Police, Cyber Protect Officer, Leicestershire)