Sombre News

Local media have reported that on Saturday 2 May the Office for National Statistics published a report of Deaths involving COVID-19 by local area. This provides an opportunity in Section 6 to search for postcode related data. If using that facility it is crucial to take notice of the notes of explanation as to the context and how the results must be read. It shows that two people from SWF have died from COVID-19 between 1 March and 17 April 2020. We are sure everyone will want to express their sympathy and condolences to the families, friends and colleagues struck by these tragedies. We know from our activities that there have been Townsfolk and people from the surrounding area who have been in ICU, hospital or isolated at home with COVID-19. They all ask that we all follow the instructions to stay home, protect the NHS and save lives.

PLEASE: We must maintain social distancing and isolation and ensure those for whom we have responsibility do too.

The ONS report is at: https://www.ons.gov.uk/peoplepopulationandcommunity/birthsdeathsandmarriages/deaths/bulletins/deathsinvolvingcovid19bylocalareasanddeprivation/deathsoccurringbetween1marchand17april