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Peterborough Coronavirus (COVID-19) News

Fall in R value across East of England suggests outbreak is in retreat

Fall in R value across East of England suggests outbreak is in retreat

The reproduction (R) value across the East of England has fallen since last week and now sits at between 0.9 and 1.1.
East of England arena able to host events – but Christmas Mega Mix is cancelled

East of England arena able to host events – but Christmas Mega Mix is cancelled

Peterborough will be placed under Tier 2 restrictions as of December 2 – which will allow live events to go ahead with 1,000 people indoors and 2,000 people outdoors, or at 50% capacity, whichever is lower.
An open letter: "Concern and disgust" over pub's plight in Tier 3

An open letter: "Concern and disgust" over pub's plight in Tier 3

Richard and Verity Swinscoe, owners of the Iron Horse Ranch House in Market Deeping, have written an open letter to their MP Sir John Hayes to ask for help, after South Holland and the Deepings was placed in Tier 3 yesterday. Here is that letter.
Concern over increasing struggle to find NHS dentists

Concern over increasing struggle to find NHS dentists

Patients in Peterborough desperate for dental care have inundated the city's health and care champion with requests for information and help since the start of the pandemic.
Could you help deliver the Covid vaccine?

Could you help deliver the Covid vaccine?

'Your NHS needs you' - that is the call that has gone out from the NHS in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough as it seeks vaccinators and support staff to help deliver the Covid-19 jabs.
Reassurance over coronavirus outbreaks at schools as 1,500 self isolate

Reassurance over coronavirus outbreaks at schools as 1,500 self isolate

Parents have been reassured that children are safe in school despite the fact 1,500 pupils across Peterborough are currently self isolating because of Covid outbreaks.
The One Show features city's Christmas present appeal

The One Show features city's Christmas present appeal

The crucial festive work done by The Salvation Army's Christmas Present Appeal is to be featured on BBC One's The One Show over the next four weeks.
Why football but not weddings? Photographer's frustration over new Covid rules

Why football but not weddings? Photographer's frustration over new Covid rules

The decision to allow fans back into football stadiums has left those in the wedding and events industry in Peterborough frustrated as the coronavirus rules surrounding their businesses remain in place.
Covid: What tier is Peterborough in and what does it mean?

Covid: What tier is Peterborough in and what does it mean?

When the second national lockdown is lifted on December 2, Peterborough will be going into tier 2, Health Secretary Matt Hancock has confirmed.
Covid-19: What can stay open in tier 2?

Covid-19: What can stay open in tier 2?

Peterborough will enter tier 2 from Wednesday, December 2, which means no mixing of households indoors aside from support bubbles will be allowed, with a maximum gathering of six permitted outdoors – but what are we allowed to do?