November  News 

2020

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Green Closed till further Notice

After receiving the following information from YCCGBA the committee have had to follow the guidance and close the green from Thursday 5th November till further notice.

We will keep members informed of any future changers.

Stay safe and Well

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Another change in restrictions from Thursday 5 November. Having read these we are of the opinion that there is no way crown green bowling can take place within a safe environment and, in consultation with the BCGBA, we are directing clubs/players to stop crown green bowling from Thursday 5 November 2020.

We appreciate this may cause disruption to ongoing winter leagues, club competitions ( internal and open) and casual bowling but our view is that the health and safety of our members is of paramount importance and overrides other considerations.

When these restrictions are lifted/amended we shall issue further directions.

In the meantime all stay safe.

D.A.Stephenson/S.Cochrane Joint Acting YCCGBA CEOs.

Regards,

Mark Waite

Competition Secretary

Yorkshire County CGBA


 

Winter Wonderland at Bridlington's Sewerby Hall and Gardens cancelled for this year ... this is what happens next

General manager Marie Gascoigne said: “It is with great sadness that we have to announce that our Winter Woodland event has been cancelled.

“The rising infection rates in the region and the current restrictions in place mean it would be impossible to run this event and keep our customers and staff safe.

“We are extremely disappointed that, what would have been a magical event leading up to Christmas has had to be cancelled, despite our team’s best efforts to keep it alive. “But the good news is that our Winter Woodland event will take place in 2021, and we are giving our loyal customers the opportunity to be first in the queue for tickets to this event when it goes on sale.”

All current ticket holders have two options, which have been communicated to them via email – all are advised to check their inbox.

Marie Gascoigne added : “We are looking forward to creating a brilliant event in 2021, and I hope that many of our customers will want to roll over their bookings for the new event.”

Bridlington and East Riding to go into Tier 3 restrictions, the toughest measures

Bridlington will be in Tier 3 – facing the toughest set of restrictions – when lockdown ends next week.

The whole of the East Riding has been told it is on the “very high alert” level – meaning dozens of businesses will have to stay shut.

Mixing of different households indoors or outdoors in hospitality venues and private gardens is banned.

The rule of six applies in outdoor public spaces, such as parks.

Bars, pubs, restaurants and cafes will be able to offer takeaway services only.

Accommodation such as hotels, B and Bs, campsites, and guest houses must stay closed, along with indoor entertainment and tourist venues such as soft play centres, bingo halls, theatres, cinemas and bowling alleys.

Leisure and sports facilities can open but group exercise classes should not go ahead, and saunas and steam rooms should close

Public attendance at spectator sport or indoor performances and large business events are banned but elite sport events may continue to take place without spectators.

Places of worship remain open, but people must not attend with or socialise with anyone outside of their household or support bubble.

Weddings and funerals can go ahead with restrictions on the number of attendees – 15 people can attend wedding ceremonies, wedding receptions are not allowed, 30 people can attend funeral ceremonies, 15 people can attend linked commemorative events

Organised outdoor sport, physical activity and exercise classes can continue, however higher-risk contact activity should not take place

People should avoid travelling to other parts of the UK, including for overnight stays other than where necessary – such as for work, education, youth services, to receive medical treatment, or because of caring responsibilities.

From Wednesday 2 December, following the latest government announcement Bridlington Spa will be open to the public offering a takeaway cafe service only.

All events up to Wednesday 16 December are cancelled and our box office team will contact customers who are affected by the cancellation of these shows offering a credit to customer accounts or a full refund.

A decision regarding shows taking place after Wednesday 16 December will be decided upon following the next tier review.

Our Box Office will be open for phone calls only between 9am – 3pm Monday – Friday 01262 678258

Tickets can be booked online at bridspa.com

GPs will be given 10 days notice before Covid vaccine rollout - who will get the jabs first?

GPs in England will be given 10 days notice before the rollout of any Covid vaccine, under plans which could see jabs being administered as soon as next month.

A letter from health officials to doctors in England has set out more detail on the plans for distributing the vaccine across communities, but vaccinations will not begin during the week commencing 30 November, according to a letter from NHS England’s medical director of primary care. Health leaders have instead recommended rolling out the flu vaccine in newly designated vaccine clinics before the coronavirus vaccine is available, with the jab now also available to people over the age of 50. Leaders have said GPs will have access to £20million to fund preparations for “the biggest vaccination drive in NHS history”. Who will get the Covid vaccine first?
The exact order in which a Covid vaccine will be distributed is yet to be confirmed, and will depend on which vaccines will be available, subject to them passing regulatory checks. However, interim guidance published by the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation says that care home residents and staff will be the first priority, followed by the over 80s and health and social care workers. The vaccine will then be made available to people in 5-year age bands, from the over 75s to over 50s, with the oldest as the highest priority.

Undated handout file photo issued by Sean Elias of researchers at Oxford University. Data shows that a coronavirus vaccine developed by AstraZeneca and Oxford University can prevent 70.4% of people from getting Covid-19. PA Photo. Issue date: Monday November 23, 2020. 

Which Covid vaccines are likely to be available?
There have been a number of encouraging developments recently in the race to produce a viable coronavirus vaccine.

Interim results have been published for three vaccines, with each found to be safe and effective. Most recently, the vaccine being developed by Oxford University and AstraZeneca published results showing that it is between 62 and 90 per cent effective, and the UK has ordered 100 million doses.

The vaccines developed by both Moderna and Pfizer/BioNTech have both been shown to be at least 90 per cent effective.

The UK government has ordered 45 million doses of these all together, some of which will become available by the end of 2020.

The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) has confirmed this week that it received the information needed to progress the review into Pfizer/BioNTech’s vaccine.

Oxford vaccine: How did they make it so quickly?

Ten years’ vaccine work achieved in about 10 months. Yet no corners cut in designing, testing and manufacturing.

They are two statements that sound like a contradiction, and have led some to ask how we can be sure the Oxford vaccine – which has published its first results showing it is highly effective at stopping Covid-19 – is safe when it has been made so fast.

So, this is the real story of how the Oxford vaccine happened so quickly.

It is one that relies on good fortune as well as scientific brilliance; has origins in both a deadly Ebola outbreak and a chimpanzee’s runny nose; and sees the researchers go from having no money in the bank to chartering private planes.

The work started years ago

So, this is the real story of how the Oxford vaccine happened so quickly.

[ Undated handout file photo issued by Sean Elias of researchers at Oxford University. Data shows that a coronavirus vaccine developed by AstraZeneca and Oxford University can prevent 70.4% of people from getting Covid-19. PA Photo. Issue date: Monday November 23, 2020. See PA story HEALTH Coronavirus . Photo credit should read: Sean Elias/PA Wire[/caption]

It is one that relies on good fortune as well as scientific brilliance; has origins in both a deadly Ebola outbreak and a chimpanzee’s runny nose; and sees the researchers go from having no money in the bank to chartering private planes.

The work started years ago

The biggest misconception is the work on the vaccine started when the pandemic began.

The world’s biggest Ebola outbreak in 2014-2016 was a catastrophe. The response was too slow and 11,000 people died.

“The world should have done better,” Prof Sarah Gilbert, the architect of the Oxford vaccine, told me.

In the recriminations that followed, a plan emerged for how to tackle the next big one. At the end of a list of known threats was “Disease X” – the sinister name of a new, unknown infection that would take the world by surprise.

Sarah Millican announces Scarborough Spa date - this is when and how to get tickets

Sarah Millican is back on tour and is heading to Scarborough Spa with a Bobby Dazzler of a new stand-up show.

The Bobby Dazzler tour will call into the South Bay venue’s Grand Hall on Thursday July 14 2022 – her first visit to the Scarborough Spa in 11 years.

Sarah has spent the last year writing jokes and can’t wait to get back on the road and make you laugh.

In this, her sixth international tour, you’ll learn about what happens when your mouth seals shut, trying to lose weight but only losing the tip of your finger and how truly awful a floatation tank can actually be.