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UPDATED 19/04/2020 : COVID-19 news for High Wycombe and South Buckinghamshire – Friday 13th March 2020 to Sunday 19th April 2020

| March 24, 2020

News updates on COVID-19 in High Wycombe and South Buckinghamshire from Friday 13th March 2020 to Sunday 19th April 2020.

More recent news updates, after Sunday 19th April 2020, can be found at the link here.

The total number of Coronavirus cases recorded in Buckinghamshire from Monday 13th April 2020 to Sunday 19th April 2020 is shown in the table below. However not all those with the virus will have been tested so the actual figure may be higher.

Week DayDateIncreaseTotal Cases
Sunday19th April 202036613
Saturday18th April 202012577
Friday17th April 202023565
Thursday16th April 202021542
Wednesday15th April 202029521
Tuesday14th April 202013492
Monday13th April 202024478

Sunday 19th April 2020

There have now been 613 confirmed cases of Coronavirus in Buckinghamshire, an increase of 36 on the previous day, according to official figures published on Sunday 19th April 2020. However not all those with the virus will have been tested so the actual figure may be higher.

Saturday 18th April 2020

The number of confirmed cases of Coronavirus in Buckinghamshire has risen by 12 to 577, according to official figures published on Saturday 18th April 2020. However not all those with the virus will have been tested so the actual figure may be higher.

Friday 17th April 2020

The number of confirmed cases of Coronavirus in Buckinghamshire has risen to 565, an increase of 23 on the previous day, according to official figures published on Friday 17th April 2020. However not all those with the virus will have been tested so the actual figure may be higher.

Public health is the topic discussed in today’s daily video from Buckinghamshire Council.

Thursday 16th April 2020

A rise of 21 confirmed cases of Coronavirus in Buckinghamshire has taken place in the past 24 hours (to 9.00am) with the total now standing at 542, according to official figures published on Thursday 16th April 2020. However not all those with the virus will have been tested so the actual figure may be higher.

The Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust COVID-19 Staff Wellbeing Appeal has raised over £10,000 in a week.

Thames Valley Police have issued 219 Fixed Penalty Notices for breaches of Coronavirus restrictions.

Today the video blog from Buckinghamshire Council focuses on Libraries.

Wednesday 15th April 2020

The number of confirmed cases of Coronavirus in Buckinghamshire has risen by 29 to 521, according to official figures published on Wednesday 15th April 2020. However not all those with the virus will have been tested so the actual figure may be higher.

Schools are the topic being discussed in the daily video blog from Buckinghamshire Council.

Tuesday 14th April 2020

The number of confirmed cases of Coronavirus in Buckinghamshire has risen to 492, an increase of 13 on the previous day, according to official figures published on Tuesday 14th April 2020. However not all those with the virus will have been tested so the actual figure may be higher.

In today’s video updated from Buckinghamshire Council, the Leader of the Council, Martin Tett, talks to the Chair of the Buckinghamshire Clinical Commissioning Group.

Monday 13th April 2020

478 confirmed cases of Coronavirus have now been recorded in Buckinghamshire according to official figures published on Monday 13th April 2020. This is an increase of 24 on the previous day. However not all those with the virus will have been tested so the actual figure may be higher.

Sunday 12th April 2020

There are now 454 confirmed cases of Coronavirus recorded in Buckinghamshire according to official figures published on Sunday 12th April 2020. This represents an increase of 33 on the previous days figures. However not all those with the virus will have been tested so the actual figure may be higher.

Saturday 11th April 2020

The number of confirmed cases of Coronavirus in Buckinghamshire has risen to 421, an increase of 30 on the previous day, according to official figures published on Saturday 11th April 2020. However not all those with the virus will have been tested so the actual figure may be higher.

Friday 10th April 2020

There are now 391 confirmed cases of Coronavirus recorded in Buckinghamshire according to official figures published on Friday 10th April 2020. This represents an increase of 28 on the previous days figures. However not all those with the virus will have been tested so the actual figure may be higher.

Thursday 9th April 2020

The number of confirmed cases of Coronavirus in Buckinghamshire has risen to 364, an increase of 35 on the previous day, according to official figures published on Thursday 9th April 2020. However not all those with the virus will have been tested so the actual figure may be higher.

On Good Friday and Easter Monday 2020 pharmacies and GP practices in Buckinghamshire are to stay open for telephone appointments.

The Buckinghamshire Council video for today features a video update about the Chesham Community Group.

Wednesday 8th April 2020

There are now 342 confirmed cases of Coronavirus recorded in Buckinghamshire according to official figures published on Wednesday 8th April 2020. This represents an increase of 13 on the previous days figures. However not all those with the virus will have been tested so the actual figure may be higher.

The Buckinghamshire Freemasons have donated over two tonns of supplies to local Foodbanks in Buckinghamshire.

In today’s video from Buckinghamshire Council, Martin Tett talks to Matthew Walsh, The Mayor of Princes Risborough, about ‘The Risborough Basket’ which aims to protect vulnerable residents and safeguard ‘High Street’ retailers. The video contains news on the availability of Business Support Grants to help local businesses in Buckinghamshire specifically in the retail, hospitality and leisure sectors. Also, there is some brief news on adult learning and the suspension of some waste collections across the county.

Tuesday 7th April 2020

The number of confirmed cases of Coronavirus in Buckinghamshire has risen to 329, an increase of 29 on the previous day, according to official figures published on Tuesday 7th April 2020. However not all those with the virus will have been tested so the actual figure may be higher.

Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust has launched an appeal to raise £10,000 to support staff wellbeing during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The transformation of the Olympic Lodge in Stoke Mandeville, which took just three weeks, into a 240 bed social care and regalement centre for adults during the coronavirus emergency is highlighted in today’s video update from Buckinghamshire Council. In the video the Leader of Buckinghamshire Council, Martin Tett, is joined by Gillian Quinton, the Council’s Corporate Director for Adults, Health and Housing, who talks about how the Council will use the centre to care for hospital patients who no longer need acute care but are not quite ready to go home, and people living at home who, temporarily, are unable to remain there because they have no support.

Monday 6th April 2020

There are now 300 confirmed cases of Coronavirus recorded in Buckinghamshire according to official figures published on Monday 6th April 2020. This represents an increase of 32 on the previous days figures. However not all those with the virus will have been tested so the actual figure may be higher.

Staying active at home throughout the coronavirus emergency is the subject of today’s daily video update from Buckinghamshire Council Leader Martin Tett. Joining Martin is Mark Ormerod, Director of Leap, the Buckinghamshire organisation that encourages people to benefit from physical activity or sport. Mark talks about looking after your physical health at home during the current challenging times.

Sunday 5th April 2020

The number of confirmed cases of Coronavirus in Buckinghamshire has risen to 268 according to official figures published on Sunday 5th April 2020. However not all those with the virus will have been tested so the actual figure may be higher.

Saturday 4th April 2020

255 confirmed cases of Coronavirus have now been recorded in Buckinghamshire according to official figures published on Saturday 4th April 2020. However not all those with the virus will have been tested so the actual figure may be higher.

Friday 3rd April 2020

The number of confirmed cases of Coronavirus in Buckinghamshire has risen to 222 according to official figures published on Friday 3rd April 2020. However not all those with the virus will have been tested so the actual figure may be higher.

With good weather forecast for the coming weekend, residents of Buckinghamshire are being urged to comply with the Government’s request to ‘stay at home’ to beat the Coronavirus pandemic.

Managing mental health and well being through the coronavirus emergency are highlighted in today’s daily video update from Buckinghamshire Council. Joining Buckinghamshire Council Leader Martin Tett is Consultant Clinical Psychologist Dr John Pimm, who talks about looking after your mental health in the current challenging times.

Thursday 2nd April 2020

212 confirmed cases of Coronavirus have now been recorded in Buckinghamshire according to official figures published on Thursday 2nd April 2020. However not all those with the virus will have been tested so the actual figure may be higher.

In today’s video update from Buckinghamshire Council, the Leader of Buckinghamshire Council, Cllr Martin Tett, talks with Adam Townsend from Aylesbury Vineyard Storehouse about the importance of food banks and food parcels.

Wednesday 1st April 2020

According to official figures published on Wednesday 1st April 2020 there have now been 195 confirmed cases of Coronavirus recorded in Buckinghamshire. However not all those with the virus will have been tested so the figure may be higher.

Eight Local Support Hubs are to be created in Buckinghamshire to help support vulnerable people during the Coronavirus emergency.

Buckinghamshire Council has released another in their series of daily vlogs. Today the subject is the commencement of the new Buckinghamshire Council which replaces the County and four District Councils and the implications during the Coronavirus emergency.

Tuesday 31st March 2020

A total of 147 confirmed cases of Coronavirus have now been recorded in Buckinghamshire according to official figures published on Tuesday 31st March 2020.

In another in a series of daily vlogs from Buckinghamshire Council, the Shadow Executive Leader Martin Tett speaks about the voucher scheme for families with children who receive free school meals and additional support for people who receive council tax support.

Monday 30th March 2020

140 confirmed cases of Coronavirus have now been recorded in Buckinghamshire according to official figures published on Monday 30th March 2020. However not all those with the virus will have been tested so the actual figure may be higher.

Temporary changes to services at Amersham, Stoke Mandeville and Wycombe Hospitals as well as other community sites have been announced by Buckinghamshire NHS Healthcare Trust.

Residents of Buckinghamshire are using advised to be wary of doorstep scammers who was using the Coronavirus emergency to con elderly and vulnerable residents.

Another in their series of daily vlogs has been published by Buckinghamshire County Council. For today’s video the Leader of the Shadow Executive, Martin Tett, is joined by Sarah Ashmead, Deputy Chief Executive of Buckinghamshire County Council, who speak about what the Council is doing within the community to ensure help and support reaches older and more vulnerable people and how around 800 volunteers are helping to make that happen.

Recycling collections

Recycling collections (mixed and paper and card) were resumed in the Wycombe District on Monday 30th March 2020. The recycling will be collected on the next scheduled recycling collection day. Containers that were not collected during the period of service suspension, from Monday 23rd March 2020 to Friday 27th March 2020, will not be emptied until the next scheduled collection.

Anyone with so much recycling that it doesn’t fit in their bin or container is advised to add it neatly to the side in either a recyclable or reusable container.

If you are not able to store your recycling, it can be disposed of in your general rubbish bin or bags on your usual collection day. However, to support crews, the Council is asking that residents contain all their waste within their bin or sacks (max 4 per collection).

Currently there are planned changes to collection frequencies or days.

However the food waste service remains suspended until further notice. Food waste should be put into your general rubbish bin, which will be collection on your usual general rubbish collection day.

Sunday 29th March 2020

The number of confirmed cases of Coronavirus in Buckinghamshire has risen to 128 according to official figures published at 9.00am on Sunday 29th March 2020.

Friday 27th March 2020

Figures published at 9.00am on Friday 27th March 2020 reveal there have no been 106 confirmed cases of Coronavirus in Buckinghamshire. However it should be noted that not all those with the virus will have been tested so there may be more undetected cases in the population.

Another in the series of daily vlogs has been published by Buckinghamshire County Council. Today’s video draws attention to the help available for businesses in Buckinghamshire through the coronavirus emergency.

Joining Leader Martin Tett is Philippa Batting, Managing Director of Bucks Business First, to discuss issues affecting businesses in Buckinghamshire as they strive to serve the community through tough times.

Thursday 26th March 2020

The Buckinghamshire Councils have announced that parking charges and some, but not all, on-street parking restrictions are to be lifted in Buckinghamshire during Coronavirus outbreak.

A number of changes to council services have been brought in, as the councils in Buckinghamshire, like other organisations, prioritise what is needed the most. The changes have also been introduced to avoid contact between people and are designed to help slow the spread of the virus. The changes are :

  • Country parks and libraries are now closed to the public.
  • Play parks and sports areas of parks are closed but parks remain open for exercise – gatherings however are banned.
  • All household recycling centres (tips) are closed.
  • There are some changes to waste collection services. Residents are advised to check the Buckinghamshire Council website for the latest details.
  • Weddings and other ceremonies will not take place and the registrars service will make contact with anyone who has bookings to make arrangements and organise refunds where necessary.
  • Other changes are being made in regard to registering births and deaths, please check the Buckinghamshire Council website for the most up to date information.

Following the closure of the Household Recycling Centres in Buckinghamshire guidance on how to dispose of household waste can be found on the Buckinghamshire County Council website at the ‘Waste Covid-19 Guidance’ web page.

The Buckinghamshire County Council daily vlog supports the message ‘In it together‘ and provides an opportunity for people to ask questions via social media on how the council is fighting Coronavirus locally, what residents can do to stay safe and how they can get involved in helping others.

County Council Leader, Martin Tett, gives updates on how the council is working in the community and with the NHS. While Dr Jane O’Grady, Director of Public Health in Buckinghamshire, talks about how to stay safe and look after your physical and mental health.

Wednesday 25th March 2020

As of Wednesday 25th March 2020 the number of confirmed cases of Coronavirus in Buckinghamshire is 50. However it should be noted that not all those with the virus will have been tested so there may be more undetected cases in the population.

Parking charges have been suspended at all Buckinghamshire NHS Healthcare hospital and community sites.

Local libraries in Buckinghamshire are offering online access during the Coronavirus crisis.

Tuesday 24th March 2020

Buckinghamshire County Council have published the latest in their series of daily vlogs. Today’s video supports the message ‘In it together‘ and provides an opportunity for people to ask questions via social media on how the council is fighting Coronavirus locally, what residents can do to stay safe and how they can get involved in helping others.

It also gives County Council, Leader Martin Tett and Chief Executive Rachael Shimmin the opportunity to reassure people with updates on how the council is working in the community and with the NHS.

The video (below) is also available on the official Buckinghamshire Council YouTube channel.

Monday 23rd March 2020

As of Monday 23rd March 2020 the number of confirmed cases of Coronavirus in Buckinghamshire is 45. However it should be noted that not all those with the virus will have been tested so there may be more undetected cases in the population.

Outpatient appointments at Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust hospitals to be non face-to-face in order to prevent the spread of the Coronavirus in Buckinghamshire.

Recycling and garden waste collections have been suspended in the Chiltern and Wycombe Districts due to Coronavirus which has resulted in a shortage of drivers and loaders.

Buckinghamshire County Council has published a short video on how Coronavirus is being fought in Buckinghamshire.

The vlog features the Leader of Buckinghamshire County Council, Martin Tett, with County Council Chief Executive Rachael Shimmin and the Chief Executive of Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust, Neil Macdonald, discussing how the County Council and NHS Trust is working within the community to help residents and businesses during the Coronavirus pandemic.

The video (below) is also available on the official Buckinghamshire Council YouTube channel.

The County Council are planning to release a new vlog video every day to update residents on the latest developments in the battle against Coronavirus.

Saturday 21st March 2020

As of Saturday 21st March 2020 the number of confirmed cases of Coronavirus in Buckinghamshire is 42. However it should be noted that not all those with the virus will have been tested so there may be more undetected cases in the population.

Friday 20th March 2020

As of Friday 20th March 2020 the number of confirmed cases of Coronavirus in Buckinghamshire is 39. However it should be noted that not all those with the virus will have been tested so there may be more undetected cases in the population.

Thursday 19th March 2020

The Arriva Bus Company has announced that from Monday 23rd March 2020 emergency timetables with service reduction will be in operation in Buckinghamshire. Details of the announcement can be read at the following link : ‘Emergency timetables to be introduced on many Arriva bus services in Buckinghamshire from Monday 23rd March 2020‘.

The Buckinghamshire Councils have issues an update on the Coronavirus outbreak in Buckinghamshire, it can be read at the following link : ‘Update on the Coronavirus outbreak from Buckinghamshire Councils‘.

Wednesday 18th March 2020

Four patients have died of Coronavirus at hospitals operated by Buckinghamshire NHS Healthcare Trust. Further information can be found at the following link : ‘Four patients die from Covid-19 Coronavirus at Wycombe and Stoke Mandeville Hospitals‘.

It has also been announced that all non-urgent elective operations are to be suspended at Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust Hospitals.

Churches and other religious organisations ate to close to public worship services and events, More can be read at the following link : ‘Places of worship in High Wycombe suspend services and gatherings to restrict the spread of Covid-19 Coronavirus‘.

Saturday 14th March 2020

A patient at Wycombe Hospital has died of Coronavirus. Further information can be found at the following link : ‘Patient dies of Covid-19 Coronavirus at Wycombe Hospital‘.

Friday 13th March 2020

Restrictions have been placed on visitors to the hospitals operated by Buckinghamshire NHS Healthcare Trust. Further information can be found at the following link : ‘Restrictions placed visitors to Stoke Mandeville, Wycombe, Amersham and Buckingham hospitals due to Coronavirus‘.

*Source of article : Press releases from Buckinghamshire County Council, Wycombe District Council, Buckinghamshire NHS Healthcare Trust and Buckinghamshire Council. The daily totals of confirmed COVID-19 cases are taken from Public Health England data. Further information about the data can be found at the following link https://coronavirus.data.gov.uk/about.

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