Greetings from the Jubilee Centre
In the light of the Prime Minister’s announcement yesterday
- Sadly, activities in the Jubilee Centre will not start before Monday 19th July.
- The “Let’s Celebrate with Age UK Bury” planned for Saturday 26th June has been postponed.
Video activities will continue until 16th July
We will continue with Sue’s and Diana’s video activities on Facebook and Zoom until Friday 16th July. For a full list of online activities, please go to https://www.ageuk.org.uk/bury/our-services/online-activities/
We did have technical problems with Diana’s activities on Monday. If these problems continue, then we will use another online service.
Diana’s DanceFit class is cancelled for today (Tuesday 15th June) but she will be back on Tuesday 22nd June!
“Let’s Celebrate with Age UK Bury”
Our big event on Saturday 26th June is now postponed. A big thank you to all who have donated, made preparations, baked cakes and spread the word about our event. Your efforts have not been in vain and our fundraisers have already met since the PM’s announcement to work on alternative plans to celebrate the end of restrictions in big-style. More information will follow!
Get Bury Vaccinated!
First dose Pfizer appointments are available for people aged 18 and over at the Elizabethan Suite, BL9 0SW on
- Tuesday 15th June from 8.30am to 6pm
- Wednesday 16th June from 8:30am to 1pm
This is by appointment only - Book your slot at this link
Please share with your family and friends.
We will advertise any future drop-in clinics via twitter, facebook and this newsletter.
Our cafe remains open every weekday from 10 to 2.30 with social distancing restrictions for now. As we have extended the cafe into the hall, we now have 18 tables for groups of 4 or 6 people.
Our Information & Advice, Handyperson and Keeping In Touch telephone befriending services continue to support people. More information is available from our website at www.ageukbury.org.uk or call us on 0161 763 9030. We will continue to be there to support you as best we can, despite the restrictions. .
I am gutted and frustrated that we can not open more services but in the light of increasing Coronavirus infection rate in Bury, it would have been stupid for the government to relax restrictions. In Bury on Monday, 262 people per 100K people tested positive, representing a rise of 38%.over the week. This is higher than the figure on New Year’s Eve, a few days before the third and longest lock down.
The good news is 45.1% of the UK population have received two doses of the vaccine and in Bury over 82,000 adults have now had their second dose. It is clear that those who have received the vaccination are better protected against the coronavirus and its variants. Also Bury is now an “enhanced response area” which means that extra resources and support is coming from the government to drive down the infection rate. This is the approach that has been taken in Bolton for the last few weeks and it is successfully bringing the rate down. With the vaccination and extra resources, Bury is in a much better place to reduce infections and get life back to normal.
Our next newsletter will be out this Friday.
Andy and all at Age UK Bury.