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Thursday 3rd December 2020

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:

Flu Jab

Covid 19 Testing


If you develop coronavirus symptoms, however mild, please self-isolate and get tested. You can book a test online at 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 or by calling 119.

Covid19 Slide

Thursday 10th December: 12:00 – 14:30

7 dials lunch club

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

Christmas Wreath

WEDNESDAY 16th December: 14:00 – 15:00

Masterpieces from Buckingham palace

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.


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 or you can reach John either at or 07759 646507 in case of an emergency.

Amber Kahn Cartoon

That’s all for now – You can contact Amber at

Cartoon of John Hayes

……….or you can reach me either at or 07759 646507 in case of an emergency. 

Be safe – and remember to laugh at the little things!