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Empty Spaces

Empty spaces in the valley

It can’t go unnoticed that the spaces around us are predominantly empty of people at the moment. While it’s somewhat strange, it is heartening to see that the majority of people are heading the UK Government’s stay at home policy.

For my daily exercise yesterday (Saturday 28 March 2020), I walked around the Hedgeley Lakes and back home following the path along the A697. In the seven-and-a-half years that I’ve lived in Powburn, I’ve never seen the A697 without a single vehicle on it on a Saturday: extraordinary times!

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Free Home Workouts

Free Home Workouts with Active Northumberland

To help us stay active at home, Active Northumberland have developed a series of workouts which can be accessed for FREE at home! 

Many of the free workouts are suitable for the over 50s and aim to encourage you to stay active, relieve the boredom many are experiencing with prolonged periods at home during the coronavirus lockdown. They can help to boost your mood, help you feel less isolated and improve your mental health.

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Empty Valley

First exercise in empty valley

The Government’s current response to the coronavirus pandemic is quite clear that we should stay at home except for one of four reasons:

  • shopping for basic necessities, for example food and medicine, which must be as infrequent as possible.
  • one form of exercise a day, for example a run, walk, or cycle – alone or with members of your household.
  • any medical need, or to provide care or to help a vulnerable person.
  • travelling to and from work, but only where this absolutely cannot be done from home.
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Message from Chief Constable

Message from Chief Constable Winton Keenen on coronavirus

[Received: 24 March 2020]

We know you are all concerned about what the new restrictions announced by the Prime Minister last night mean for you and your families.

Our Chief Constable, Winton Keenen, has now revealed how Northumbria Police will continue to engage with the public during these “unprecedented times”.

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Coronavirus Advice for Everyone

Latest coronavirus advice

Please consult the official sources for the latest advice from the UK Government:

Local help

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