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  • Coming out of Lockdown Videos

    Coming out of Lockdown Videos

    We reach the final phase of the government’s roadmap out of lockdown on Monday 19 July. Subject to a few final checks the Covid legal restrictions will be coming to an end in England. So what does that mean in practice? We’ve produced two videos on YouTube to help you to understand the changes as concern grows for disabled people and clinically vulnerable people who are at risk.

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  • Roadmap out of Lockdown Calendar

    Roadmap out of Lockdown Calendar

    The next significant date in the government’s roadmap out of lockdown is 29th March when outdoor gatherings (including in private gardens) of either 6 people (the Rule of 6) or 2 households will be allowed, making it easier for friends and families to meet outside.The ‘stay at home’ rule will end on 29 March but many restrictions will remain in place.Step 2, which will be no earlier than 12 April, will see the opening of non-essential retail; personal care premises such as hairdressers,public buildings, including libraries and most outdoor attractions and settings.

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  • Updated Guidance for 'Clinically Extremely Vulnerable' during New Lockdown

    Updated Guidance for 'Clinically Extremely Vulnerable' during New Lockdown

    Government guidance for people who have been identified as ‘clinically extremely vulnerable’ was updated on 7th January. Letters are being sent to everyone in this group. You are advised not to go to the shops or to a pharmacy and to register for additional support. COVID-19 case numbers are now very high and rising rapidly across the country, driven by the new variant of COVID-19.Everyone in England, including those who are clinically extremely vulnerable, is required to follow the new national Stay at Home lockdown guidance.

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  • Second 'Lockdown' Support for 'Extremely Vulnerable' Criticised

    Second 'Lockdown' Support for 'Extremely Vulnerable' Criticised

    Disability Rights UK has criticised the Government for its latest Coronavirus ‘lockdown’ guidance, which they say has left ‘extremely vulnerable’ people unsure what to do. They say the new guidance to get access to priority supermarket deliveries or ask for local support , falls short of the fuller protections offered back in the Spring.

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  • England to go into 'Lockdown' on 5 November

    England to go into 'Lockdown' on 5 November

    Following alarming predictions about the growth of Coronavirus and the impact on the NHS, England ( and Sheffield )is set to start a ‘second national lockdown’ on Thursday 5 November until Wednesday 2 December. Tougher measures will be familiar from the first lockdown, the big difference is that schools, colleges and universities will remain open. ‘Shielding’ measures are not set to come back as before for the most vulnerable people who along with the over 70s, have been told to be “especially careful to follow the rules and to minimise their contacts”.

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  • Disability Pride Event Calls for Videos

    Disability Pride Event Calls for Videos

    Disabled People Against Cuts is planning an event to celebrate the International Day Of People With Disabilities on 3 December . It’s called ‘From Relaxation to Resistance – a Celebration of our Lives in Lockdown’. DPAC is inviting you to send them short videos of 2-4 minutes of any creative work howing what you’ve been doing over the last 6-7 months. Please send your work by mid November at the latest

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  • What It's Like To Take Part In Move And Chat

    What It's Like To Take Part In Move And Chat

    It’s amazing how much fun you can have with a couple of tins and a towel! These common household items can also help you get fit during the lockdown if you take part in the weekly Move And Chat sessions set up by Sheffield Cycling 4 All a project run by Disability Sheffield. Regular participant John Quinn ‘spills the beans ‘ ( hopefully not out of a tin ! )on what it’s like to take part.

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  • Lockdown Easing Starts on 4th July

    Lockdown Easing Starts on 4th July

    Prime Minister Boris Johnson has announced further changes to lockdown measures in England which will begin from 4th July ‘to enable people to see more of their friends and family, help businesses get back on their feet and get people back in their jobs’. The updated guidance for people classed as clinically extremely vulnerable will be published on 6 July and 1 August as these measures come into force.

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  • Mental Health Survivor Videos #NSUNcovidlife

    Mental Health Survivor Videos #NSUNcovidlife

    The National Survivor User Network are releasing a series of video posts by their members called #NSUNcovidlife .During the latest broadcast Clare Shaw, who is described as a ‘poet, performer and survivor’ reflects on lockdown. The NSUN has also launched a Covid-19 Fund to support user-led organisations and smaller, unconstituted community groups in England, who might not otherwise be eligible for a grant.

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  • Mencap Launches Online TV channel

    Mencap Launches Online TV channel

    Mencap, the charity that describes itself as ‘the voice of learning disability’ has launched its own TV channel to alleviate loneliness during the lockdown. It has arrived at a time when research by the Office for National statistics on Coronavirus and the social impacts on disabled people in Great Britain , shows that many people with learning disabilities have lost social support during the Covid-19 crisis.

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