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THESE Q&As relate to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) infection and pregnancy – guidance for healthcare professionals: Occupational health advice for employers and pregnant women during the COVID-19 pandemic published by the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, Royal College of Midwives and Royal College of Paediatrics…

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OVER the coming weeks, we will be dropping in (on-line) on SV Sports Therapy. They have three clinics including one at Latton Park, the home of Harlow Rugby Club. They will be providing on-line advice as well as letting you know about their therapists. Today,…

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THE mental health and emotional wellbeing of young people is a new school’s priority in the early days of the Coronavirus shutdown. Sir Frederick Gibberd College, in Harlow, opened in September with its first cohort of 120 Year 7 students. Since the school closures due…

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HARLOW Community Hub helpline offers phone support, reassurance and advice to the most vulnerable residents in Harlow – primarily those without internet access or support networks. If you or someone you know could benefit from the hub, please call the helpline on 01279 927005 and…

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Extra safety measures for Essex blood donors include triaging on session AN NHS Blood and Transplant spokesperson said: “We need people in Essex who are fit and healthy to keep donating as normal during the coronavirus outbreak. We’ve put extra safety measures in place and…

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Announcement of COVID-19 related death STATEMENT on behalf of The Princess Alexandra Hospital NHS Trust Lance McCarthy, chief executive, for The Princess Alexandra Hospital NHS Trust said: “We can confirm that sadly, a patient in their seventies who had underlying conditions, has passed away at…

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THE deputy leader of the Harlow Conservatives has put himself into self-isolation after developing symptoms linked to coronavirus. Old Harlow councillor, Joel Charles put the following message on his social media accounts. Cllr Charles said: “I have developed a range of symptoms that are linked…

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HEATING OIL DISTRIBUTORS WORKING HARD TO DELIVER ESSENTIAL HEATING OIL TO RURAL COMMUNITIES ACROSS ESSEX DURING CORONAVIRUS THE UK and Ireland Fuel Distributors Association (UKIFDA), the trade association for the liquid fuel distribution industry in the UK and Republic of Ireland says all its distributor…

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URGENT APPEAL FOR PPE AN urgent appeal has just been launched by Essex County Council for any small businesses to donate any unused Personal Protective Equipment they may have within their stock. With many small business currently closed, the council is appealing for any PPE…

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AT 8pm this evening, thousands of Harlow residents came out of their houses to join the rest of their nation to “Clap For Our Carers”. YH’s editor Michael Casey joined his fellow neighbours in Nicholls Field and Purford Green to applaud all those who are…

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Announcement of COVID-19 related death Statement on behalf of The Princess Alexandra Hospital NHS Trust Lance McCarthy, chief executive, for The Princess Alexandra Hospital NHS Trust said: “We can confirm that sadly, three patients, two in their seventies and one in their nineties, who had…

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Coronavirus: Harlow based GoGetters offering free delivery to elderly, disabled and vulnerable A HARLOW-based on demand delivery company is offering free delivery for elderly, disabled and vulnerable residents during the coronavirus pandemic. Owen Barrow, co-founder of GoGetters, says the company is looking help out the…

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AT 8pm tonight across the UK, please take a moment to open your doors or windows and give a rousing round of applause for our NHS workers. Many of them will be so tired they’ll barely have enough energy to smile but they do appreciate…

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UK Government scraps parking charges for NHS staff after 400,000 sign petition NHS staff will not have to pay hospital car parking charges during the coronavirus crisis, the Health Secretary Matt Hancock has said. The announcement came after mounting public pressure, with over 400,000 people…

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IN less than 16 hours, 170,000 volunteers have signed up to help the NHS fight coronavirus. Yesterday (March 24) during the official Downing Street briefing, Health Secretary Matt Hancock called for 250,000 volunteers to help boost the government’s ability to protect those most vulnerable to…

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THE wonderful people at Cafe Pizzeria Express in Bush Fair have shown what big hearts they have by delivering pizzas to Princess Alexandra Hospital Shop owner, Clare Cam said: “Firstly we would like to thank all our incredible frontline workers, you are all doing an…