Good morning all,
The news of the impending vaccine has been welcomed by most of you, a number of you have said that you will wait until the new year before considering taking the treatment, as they are worried about the side effects. However, the research so far is reassuring – trials on 43,500 people discovered no safety concerns, although mild side effects, such as headaches and muscle aches, have been reported.
Flu Vaccine Update
From Tuesday 1 December, anyone 50 or over is eligible for a free flu vaccine.
The flu vaccine is safe and effective, and while it will not protect you from coronavirus, the flu by itself can be serious. Having coronavirus and flu at the same time could make you seriously ill, particularly if you have underlying health conditions.
You can get the flu vaccine from your GP, or participating pharmacies. Find out more at: www.nhs.uk/conditions/flu/
Covid 19 Testing
COVID 19 TESTING
If you develop coronavirus symptoms, however mild, please self-isolate and get tested. You can book a test online at www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/ or by calling 119 where you’ll be given the option to book an appointment at a local test site or request an at-home test kit. It takes 5-10 minutes to organise a test and you should receive your results within 48 hours.
There are two test sites in Camden with plenty of appointments available:
- Ramsay Hall, Maple Street, W1T 5HB (indoors – doesn’t have step-free access)
- 51 Greenwood Place, NW5 1LB (outdoors – does have step-free access)
Please don’t just turn up at a test site – book an appointment first at www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/ or by calling 119.
Thursday 10th December: 12:00 – 14:30
7Dials @ Covent Garden Community Centre Lunch Club
Join us for a two-course lunch (cost £3.50) for a delicious lunch and some quality social distancing company.
After lunch stay for a talk by Chris Barlow (a brief history of Christmas)
Booking ESSENTIAL – please email me.
MONDAY 14th Dec & THURSDAY 17th Dec
Wreath Making workshop
Phoenix Garden is excited to announce that they have partnered with Covent Garden Flowers Ltd again this year to offer more FREE wreath making workshops. The sessions will be from 11:00 – 12:30, and will include mince pies, tea and coffee and some great Xmas music.
Join Maggie as she guides you through the process of making your own wreath to take home and display.
Please email me for more information
WEDNESDAY 16th December: 14:00 – 15:00
The Queen’s Gallery, Buckingham Palace – Zoom Sessions
To celebrate the opening of a new exhibition at The Queen’s Gallery, Buckingham Palace, Amy Stocker has have scheduled seven Zoom sessions looking at the exhibition: Masterpieces from Buckingham Palace.
The first session will be on the 16th and then each week from the 6th January 2021.
Please register for the first session with me and I will email the link to you next week.
DECEMBER EVENTS (so far)
Tuesday 8th: 10:00 – 16:00 (appt only)
Xmas Lunch Ticket Collection at 7Dials Covent Garden Community Centre
Monday 14th: 12:00 – 14:30
Christmas Lunch (spaces available)
Thursday 17th: 12:00 – 14:30
Christmas Lunch (full)
Friday 18th 12:00: – 14:30
Christmas Lunch (full)
Covent Garden Food Bank
Please do contact us if you need a food parcel – CCGG @7Dials can provide you with a free food package each week.
If you need help with shopping, collecting medication or just want someone to talk to by phone – please let us know. You can contact Amber at firstname.lastname@example.org or you can reach John either at email@example.com or 07759 646507 in case of an emergency.