COVID-19 Dashboard

We are currently in lockdown

This page has all the latest information on the situation here in North Oxfordshire.   Below the details of the rules of Lockdown you will find the latest graphs showing the infection rates around our area.

We have answered some questions on the information here at the bottom of the page.   If you have a question please email news@banburyfm.com.




At all times these rules apply:

1. Stay at home

You must not leave or be outside of your home except for specific purposes.

2. Meeting others safely

In general, you must not meet people socially. However, you can exercise or meet in a public, outdoors space with people you live with, your support bubble (or as part of a childcare bubble), or with one other person. You should minimise time spent outside your home. When around other people, stay 2 metres apart from anyone not in your household.

3. Where and when you can meet in larger groups

There are still circumstances in which you are allowed to meet others from outside your household or support bubble in larger groups, but this should not be for socialising. A full list of these circumstances can be found in the regulations.

4. Businesses and venues

To reduce social contact, the Government has ordered certain businesses and venues to close or restrict how they provide goods and services. These include non-essential retail, hospitality venues, accommodation, leisure and sports facilities, entertainment venues, personal care facilities, community centres and halls, and places of worship (apart from for the purposes of independent prayer).

Businesses and places permitted to open for a small number of activities include education and training, childcare purposes, blood donation and food banks, medical treatment, elite sports persons (in indoor and outdoor sports facilities), professional dancers and choreographers (in fitness and dance studios), theatre and concert hall training and rehearsal, professional film and TV filming.

Businesses and venues which can remain open include essential retail such as food shops, supermarkets, pharmacies, garden centres, hardware stores, building merchants and off-licences; petrol Stations, car repair and MOT services, bicycle shops, and taxi and vehicle hire businesses; banks, building societies, post offices, loan providers and money transfer businesses; funeral directors; launderettes and dry cleaners; medical and dental services; vets and pet shops; agricultural supplies shops; storage and distribution facilities; car parks, public toilets and motorway service areas; outdoor playgrounds; public services.

5. Weddings, civil partnerships, and funerals

Funerals can be attended by a maximum of 30 people. Linked ceremonial events such as stone settings and ash scatterings can also continue with up to 15 people in attendance. Anyone working is not counted in the 15 or 30. Social distancing should be maintained between people who do not live together or share a support bubble.

Weddings and civil partnership ceremonies will not be permitted to take place except where one of those getting married is seriously ill and not expected to recover (‘deathbed wedding’). These weddings are limited to 6 people.

6. Going to work

To help contain the virus, everyone who can work effectively from home must do so.

7. Education, school, college and university

Schools, colleges and universities remain open.

8. Childcare and children’s activities

Early years settings and childminders remain open, and you can continue to use these settings as normal.

9. Protecting people more at risk from coronavirus

If you are over 60 or clinically vulnerable, you could be at higher risk of severe illness from coronavirus. You should be especially careful to follow the rules and minimise your contacts with others; continue to wash your hands carefully and more frequently than usual and maintain thorough cleaning of frequently touched areas in your home and/or workspace

10. Visiting relatives in care homes

To be advised.

11. Travel

You cannot travel overseas or within the UK, unless for work, education or other legally permitted reasons, and you should look to reduce the number of journeys you make.

12. Staying away from home overnight

Overnight stays and holidays away from primary residences will not be allowed- including holidays in the UK and abroad. This includes staying in a second home or caravan, if you own one, or staying with anyone you do not live with or are in a support bubble with.

13. Moving home

You can still move home. People outside your household or support bubble should not help with moving house unless absolutely necessary.

14. Financial support

Workers in any part of the UK can retain their job, even if their employer cannot afford to pay them, and be paid at least 80% of their salary up to £2500 a month.

You can see the full details of the lockdown rules on the Government website.



Schools

Schools are remaining open during this lockdown.

They generally let parents know by email when the status of a child’s school changes.   Teachers are working very hard to keep schools open.   Children should always attend unless they are unwell, or the school has advised them not to attend.

Dependant on the situation in relation to COVID-19 schools may send small groups or classes home to self-isolate, rather than closing the whole school.

We will broadcast changes to the status of our local schools as soon as we are told.

Oxfordshire County Council maintains a list of the status of all schools which are not fully open.   Use this link to access the County Council website.



Council Services

Libraries in Oxfordshire are CLOSED.   However online resources are still available at www.oxfordshire.gov.uk/libraries and residents will be able to benefit from the home library service. The county council is also investigating the possibility of a click and collect service in some libraries in addition to limited access to public network PCs.

Household waste recycling centres and registration services are OPEN.

You can still register births and give notice at registry offices and register deaths over the phone in Oxfordshire.

Weddings civil partnerships and citizenship ceremonies are not happening.

Sports Centres are CLOSED.



Infections in your area

The following graphs show the number of COVID-19 infections in each area of North Oxfordshire and neighbouring areas of South Northants over a number of weeks.

Each graph uses the official government data for the total number of infections per week – the number of people with a lab-confirmed positive test result.

The graphs contain the most recent data which includes all cases up to 14/11/20.















Q & A

Your graphs show no infections in an area but the school is closed because the teachers have infections.

The teachers will be recorded in the figures for where they live, not where they work.   The Infections In Your Area graphs are full week data up to the date shown.   Recent infections after this date will not yet be shown but will be added when the full week data is released by the government.

We can’t understand your 7-day figures as some days they are going up and the next they are lower.

The seven day chart shows the number of new infections for the last seven days only.   The window it views moves on each day.   So if 5 people were recorded on day 1, in seven days time that data falls outside the seven day window and therefore it is taken out.   We all hope to see this graph have less entries every day as that means the number of new infections is falling.

The graphs don’t look like things are getting worse, so what’s the problem.

Please remember the graphs show NEW cases.   These are not cumulative graphs.   New cases are not good.   We should aim for no cases.

You are making things look worse by adding several villages together.

The official data is released in electoral wards and that is how we report it.   If you visit the Cherwell District Council website you will see that, for example, Adderbury, Bodicote and Bloxham is one ward.   Conversely Banbury is split into several wards.   This is due in part to the number of people living in an area.

Since when has Brackley been in North Oxfordshire.

It isn’t.   We were asked to add information for the areas in South Northamptonshire that are our nearest neighbours.   People in Middleton Cheeney will probably visit Banbury and interact with the community here.   In broadcast terms Ofcom notes “Banbury and Brackley” as one area.   When we quote Cherwell figures the data from South Northants isn’t included.

Where does this information come from.

We receive the data presented above from the official government daily feed.


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