Week Fifteen

Bishopsteignton Lockdown Diary

This week’s news and a Government statement.

Thoughts and feelings of the village as it faces the fifteenth week since lockdown was announced. Logged in visitors can post their comments below.

While responses to the Coronavirus Lockdown continue to develop over the coming weeks, we still want to record thoughts and actions in Bishopsteignton. Please leave two or three sentences and any images you may have in the comments section below.

News since last week

UK must prepare for second virus wave, health leaders – Covid-19 Top stories this morning – BBC – 6 days ago

Trial of revolutionary new vaccine for coronavirus begins in London – BBC News – 6 days ago

Coronavirus warning after “major incident” declared in Bournemouth – BBC News – 5 days ago

Coronavirus: the impact of Covid-19 on women – BBC News – 5 days ago

Coronavirus: ‘Very significant’ resurgences in Europe alarm WHO – BBC News – 4 days ago

US crisis deepens with 40,000 coronavirus cases in one day – BBC News – 4 days ago

Coronavirus: UK to open up European holidays from 6 July – Covid-19: Top stories this morning – BBC – 3 days ago

Leicester faces new lockdown as top scientist warns UK “is on a knife edge” – BBC News – 2 days ago

Covid-19 death toll passes 500,000 worldwide – BBC News – 1 day ago

UK has worst coronavirus death rate among similar countries – BBC News – 1 day ago

Coronavirus: Infections worldwide top 10 million – BBC News – 1 day ago

Coronavirus: Leicester lockdown tightened as cases rise – Covid-19: Top stories this morning – BBC – today

Posts on social media by local businesses and organisations made in the last week

Bishopsteignton Village Website

bishopsteignton.org.uk/virtual-open-gardens-june-2020-introduction/ – 1 day ago

The Ring of Bells

www.facebook.com/theringersinbishopsteignton/posts/598303754146808 – 4 days ago

www.facebook.com/theringersinbishopsteignton/posts/600726997237817 – 1 day ago

The Hair Studio

www.facebook.com/HairStudioInBishopsteignton/posts/3311860645511908 – 4 days ago

The Cockhaven Arms

www.facebook.com/cockhaven/photos/a.875399449166004/3232073576831901/ – today

www.facebook.com/cockhaven/posts/3217194998319759 – 4 days ago

Red Rock Brewery

www.facebook.com/RedRockBrewery/photos/a.149359891274/10157611292986275 – today

Old Walls Vineyard

www.facebook.com/OldWallsVineyard/posts/929710680838639 – 4 days ago

www.facebook.com/OldWallsVineyard/videos/784127499120750/ 1 day ago

Teignmouth Oracle

www.facebook.com/TeignmouthOracle/posts/3035381896509600< – 5 days ago/a>

www.facebook.com/TeignmouthOracle/posts/3040335126014277 – 3 days ago

www.facebook.com/TeignmouthOracle/posts/3046468878734235 – 1 day ago

https://www.facebook.com/TeignmouthOracle/posts/3049529045094885 -today

Bishopsteignton Parish Council

www.facebook.com/groups/370773483132245/permalink/1426230690919847/ – today

BBC Spotlight

www.facebook.com/bbcspotlight/videos/270624790709915/ – 5 days ago

2 Replies to “Week Fifteen”

  1. Some major game changing developments all the more obvious now that we are taking a weekly rather than daily overview of national and international news.

    Interesting to see how so much of the local public and business behaviour is being based on the last few week’s government increasingly less scientific and increasingly more supposedly economically beneficial announcements.

    People would rather believe what they want to hear than the actual evidence.

    Thankfully others are taking a more considered approach.

  2. The first day of July finds me feeling anxious. This is how it has been for a while now. We have been anticipating the announcement for hospitality businesses to re-open for a while and now the date of 4th July is here the idea of operating the pub within the reasonably stringent “one metre plus” guideines is daunting, not because we can’t implement the requirements but because we will not be able to control our environment once there are people outside our household involved. We need to be able to trust each other to do the right thing. We know of a lot of fellow pub business owners that will not be opening on Saturday because they believe it is not safe for their staff or their customers. Just within the last couple of days Leicester centre has been put on hard lockdown because of a spike in virus cases originating at a meat processing plant. We have been very fortunate in the West Country not to have had the infections the conurbations have experienced. But we in Devon, Cornwall and other holiday destinations will now be at risk from the virus being brought down by visitors.

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