COVID Community Update

COVID community update – 27 January 2022

Dear volunteer coordinators and Parish Councillors,

COVID-19 picture locally

With COVID-19 ‘Plan B’ restrictions largely now ended (as of today – 27 January), I just want to share an update on the COVID-19 picture locally, as provided by our Health partners.

Cambridge has one of the highest number of COVID-19 cases in the country, and across Cambridgeshire as a whole, rates are at an average of around 1,700 cases per 100,000 people. More than 50% of these cases are in schools and, sadly, there’s no proper indication locally that rates are coming down yet.

Cambridgeshire County Council (which leads on Public Health in our region) has today launched its new ‘COVID Cautious’ campaign, encouraging people to keep doing many of the things they’ve been doing for some time in order to deal with high rates. Please help us to get this information out to residents by sharing these posts via Facebook and Twitter into your communities. As we’ve said before – the pandemic isn’t over yet, and we can still help by following some simple guidelines such as continuing to wear masks in higher risk settings. You can read more about the current COVID-19 guidance on the Government website.

Vaccination update: pop-up in Cambourne

There is a ‘pop-up’ vaccination clinic happening in Cambourne on Wednesday 2 February. Anyone 16+ can walk-in for a first or second dose (Pfizer), or a third ‘primary’ dose for eligible individuals. Anyone who is eligible for their ‘booster’ dose can also walk-in on the day.

  • First, Second, Third and Booster doses available
  • 10am to 4pm, no appointment needed
  • Wednesday 2 February
  • Upper Cambourne Cricket Pavilion, Back Lane, Upper Cambourne, CB23 6BP

Again, please share our posts via Facebook, Twitter and Instagram into your communities – additionally a poster is attached which you are welcome to print / share in your communities. This poster also answers some vaccination FAQs.

For the latest information about where vaccinations can be accessed, please visit And for transport to appointments, please remember Cambridgeshire County Council’s ‘Vaxi Taxi’ scheme, where the County Council will cover the cost of the taxi journey.

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Bill Handley

Lead Cabinet Member for Community Resilience, Health and Wellbeing

South Cambridgeshire District Council