Lockdown into Tier 2

South Cambridgeshire District Council News

Emerging from lockdown into Tier 2

We remain under the rules of the national lockdown. From one minute after midnight on Wednesday 2 December, we will enter Tier 2, along with the rest of the East of England. We don’t anticipate that the way your community support is being delivered will need to change under the Tier 2 measures but, as ever, please contact your patch lead if you have any queries or concerns.

Information that you may find useful about the new measures:

  1. The Government’s summary of Tier 2 measures
  2. Attached (below) is a 9-page summary of the Winter Plan – or you can view the full 64-page document
  3. If you want to look up which Tier another area is in, you can use the Government’s look-up tool with a post code (this was not working well yesterday because of the amount of traffic trying to access the tool, but it does now seem to be working OK).

One area that may have been causing some confusion is how the previous ‘rule of 6’ would work under the new Tier system and with the Christmas bubbles. The guidance set out above makes it clear that, in Tier 2:

  1. you must not socialise with anyone you do not live with or who is not in your support bubble in any indoor setting, whether at home or in a public place
  2. you must not socialise in a group of more than 6 people outside, including in a garden or a public space – this is called the ‘rule of 6’.

Webinar: Community organisation and social enterprise leaders

The Institute for Voluntary Action Research (IVAR) is running free zoom sessions for leaders of community organisations and social enterprises. The focus of conversations is generated by the participants, who can shape what this needs to be, to ensure that the sessions are useful for them. Past attendees have valued hearing other leaders’ experiences, having a safe space to offload and time to pause and reflect. These sessions are available throughout the winter and into early spring.

Webinar: Fundraising in rural communities

Cambridge Council for Voluntary Sector (CCVS) is running a free webinar aimed at fundraising for community groups working in rural areas on Thursday 10 December, 6pm to 7.30pm. The Co-op will talk about their role in creating local forums to share resources and support communities to make things happen. And the event will also touch on social finance and community share schemes which some communities have been able to utilise to save community assets. You can book via Eventbrite.

Hearing aid maintenance in Cambourne and Fulbourn

Cambridgeshire Hearing Help has limited re-opening hours for its hearing aid re-tubing service (for NHS hearing aid users). If you know someone who needs their hearing aid cleaning/maintaining, they could use the new drop-off and pick-up 30 minutes later service, by appointment.

  1. Cambourne Hearing Aid Maintenance Centre, The Hub, High St, Cambourne, CB23 6GW – open every Tuesday, 10.30am to 3.30pm
  2. Fulbourn Hearing Aid Maintenance Centre, The Swifts Meeting Room and Library, Haggis Gap, Fulbourn, CB21 5HD – open every Thursday, 10.30am to 3.30pm

For further information or to book an appointment call 01223 416 141 or email .

Bill Handley

Lead Cabinet Member for Community Resilience, Health & Wellbeing

South Cambridgeshire District Council