COVID-19 declared major incident by Cambridgeshire fire service

The impact from the COVID-19 pandemic has led to a major incident being declared by Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue Service.

With the amount of confirmed cases continuing to rise throughout the UK and the government advice for those showing symptoms, or knowing someone showing symptoms, to isolate for extended periods, the service is getting ready to face staffing challenges.

Chief Fire Officer Chris Strickland said: “Please be assured that we currently have enough staff across...
source: Fenland Citizen

2020-03-25 12:38
Latest news from Fenland Citizen
today 12:26 Fenland Minor Injury Units to close as staff set to play vital role in response to COVID-19
today 12:26 Fears log cabin plans could spark 'huge number of other dwellings' in fields in a Fenland village
today 12:26 Coronavirus: Second Clap for our Carers event in support of NHS heroes during Covid-19 crisis
today 10:20 Wisbech driver forced to walk home after car seized over driving offences
yesterday 20:41 King's Lynn hospital coronavirus death toll rises to 10
yesterday 20:41 Coronavirus: cases rise in Cambridgeshire
yesterday 17:32 Fenland firms give cash boost to help create a sensory garden at a cancer treatment centre
yesterday 16:29 Coronavirus pandemic claims Chatteris Midsummer Festival as it becomes latest event to be cancelled
yesterday 16:29 March dad and grandad braves the shave shedding 17gs of hair and raising £300 for local hospice
yesterday 12:17 New shelters installed at Manea and Whittlesea train stations
yesterday 12:17 'Be naughty get caughty' warning renewed after police seize a car in Wimblington
yesterday 11:14 Drink driver from Wisbech so intoxicated he needed a hospital ventilator say police
yesterday 10:11 Coronavirus: Government campaign to combat fake news about outbreak and symptoms
yesterday 09:08 Coronavirus: Government campaign to combat fake news about outbreak and symptoms
2020-03-31 19:23 QD Stores closes shop in Wisbech
2020-03-31 19:23 Cambridgeshire County Council is gearing to deliver food parcels to those 'shielding' for 12 weeks because of coronavirus
2020-03-31 18:20 Coronavirus: Three more deaths confirmed at King's Lynn hospital
2020-03-31 17:17 Coronavirus: Aldi supermarkets ease temporary restrictions on some products
2020-03-31 15:11 This is when to see the International Space Station every night this week over Cambridgeshire
2020-03-31 15:11 Bus firm Stagecoach hits back at Long Sutton staff's accusations over lack of hygiene facilities at depot
Latest news from Wisbech
today 12:26 Coronavirus: Second Clap for our Carers event in support of NHS heroes during Covid-19 crisis
today 12:26 Fears log cabin plans could spark 'huge number of other dwellings' in fields in a Fenland village
today 12:26 Fenland Minor Injury Units to close as staff set to play vital role in response to COVID-19
today 12:26 Shocking discovery by police who say the driver of this lorry was on his mobile phone when they spotted him
today 12:26 Farm outbuilding and barn torched by arsonists overnight
today 12:26 Coronavirus: Minor injury units at Wisbech and Doddington to close temporarily
today 11:23 NON-LEAGUE FOOTBALL: Wisbech Town chief Brett Whaley full of sympathy for former club March Town
today 11:23 NON-LEAGUE FOOTBALL: No satisfaction in survival for Wisbech Town chief as season is declared null and void
today 11:23 “I’ve been thinking about parents in my decision making” - Pressures put on nurseries during the coronavirus lockdown
today 10:20 Wisbech driver forced to walk home after car seized over driving offences
today 10:20 Magpas Air Ambulance Service “completely humbled” after receiving a huge quantity of PPE equipment
yesterday 20:41 King's Lynn hospital coronavirus death toll rises to 10
yesterday 20:41 Coronavirus: cases rise in Cambridgeshire
yesterday 17:32 Fenland firms give cash boost to help create a sensory garden at a cancer treatment centre
yesterday 17:32 Police and Crime Commissioner says vital support services are still available despite coronavirus pandemic
yesterday 16:29 March dad and grandad braves the shave shedding 17gs of hair and raising £300 for local hospice
yesterday 16:29 Coronavirus pandemic claims Chatteris Midsummer Festival as it becomes latest event to be cancelled
yesterday 16:29 Former MEP Richard Howitt treated in Cambridge hospital for coronavirus
yesterday 16:29 Blind people excluded from Government’s ‘vulnerable people’ list, warns charity
yesterday 16:29 Police announce ‘new remote arrests’ using drones in hilarious April Fools tweet
yesterday 16:29 Coronavirus forces cancellation of this year’s Chatteris Midsummer Festival
yesterday 15:26 Rail passengers across Cambridgeshire leave tasty Easter treats for NHS workers during coronavirus pandemic
yesterday 14:23 A century on from Spanish flu - we look at the history of pandemics
yesterday 13:20 Books left out all over town for children to read and return amid coronavirus pandemic
yesterday 13:20 OPINION ‘When this is all over pray God, we will finally recognise the foot soldiers in our community’
yesterday 12:17 'Be naughty get caughty' warning renewed after police seize a car in Wimblington
yesterday 12:17 New shelters installed at Manea and Whittlesea train stations
yesterday 11:14 Drink driver from Wisbech so intoxicated he needed a hospital ventilator say police
yesterday 11:14 Food parcels delivered to Cambridgeshire’s most vulnerable amid coronavirus pandemic
yesterday 11:14 Police slam intoxicated driver for ‘taking ventilator bed away from someone who might need it’ after drink drive crash
yesterday 10:11 Coronavirus: Government campaign to combat fake news about outbreak and symptoms
yesterday 10:11 Councillor warns of ‘heightened risk’ of domestic abuse across Cambridgeshire amid coronavirus pandemic
yesterday 09:08 Coronavirus: Government campaign to combat fake news about outbreak and symptoms
2020-03-31 19:23 Cambridgeshire County Council is gearing to deliver food parcels to those 'shielding' for 12 weeks because of coronavirus
2020-03-31 19:23 QD Stores closes shop in Wisbech
2020-03-31 19:23 ‘Saddo’ thieves rip out and steal cash box from outdoor shopping centre childrens’ ride
2020-03-31 18:20 Coronavirus: Three more deaths confirmed at King's Lynn hospital
2020-03-31 18:20 Coronavirus: Conflicting views about whether markets remain open across Cambridgeshire and East Anglia as new closures announced
2020-03-31 18:20 Coronavirus: Councils create videos in up to 30 languages to help those from overseas in Cambridgeshire get to grips with key health issues
2020-03-31 17:17 Coronavirus: Aldi supermarkets ease temporary restrictions on some products
2020-03-31 17:17 Driver ‘spits on mum and daughter’ before passenger shouts ‘he has coronavirus’ amid widespread pandemic
2020-03-31 15:11 Fenland solicitor David Chapple forced to give up criminal law following new legal aid regulations
2020-03-31 15:11 Bus firm Stagecoach hits back at Long Sutton staff's accusations over lack of hygiene facilities at depot
2020-03-31 15:11 This is when to see the International Space Station every night this week over Cambridgeshire
2020-03-31 15:11 Parents make window in fence for children to safely see each other amid coronavirus pandemic
2020-03-31 15:11 “We were having to go to the toilet behind a portacabin” - Claims about working conditions for bus drivers during coronavirus lockdown revealed
2020-03-31 14:08 Firefighters receive ‘fantastic entries’ from across Cambridgeshire for fire safety poster competition
2020-03-31 14:08 Police left ‘little present’ from driver who fled from his Mercedes after being stopped
2020-03-31 13:05 SEASON REVIEW: It’s a case of unfinished business for Wisbech Rugby Club
2020-03-31 13:05 Value retailer selling essential items closes all stores ‘with heavy heart’
Latest news from Great Britain
today 12:29 Under pressure, Johnson vows 'massive' coronavirus tests increase
today 12:29 Over half of Britons say government was too slow on coronavirus - poll
today 12:26 Coronavirus: When police can stop and fine you during lockdown - and if you can appeal
today 12:26 Live as Hull Royal Infirmary evacuated following 'burning smell'
today 12:23 Is the UK government in trouble over the lack of coronavirus testing?
today 12:15 Coronavirus: World Health Organisation to review whether masks help prevent COVID-19 spread Professor Peter Openshaw, a virus expert, tells Sky News there is still a debate about whether wearing masks is effective.
today 12:15 Coronavirus daily update: The COVID-19 numbers and what they really mean As cases and deaths continue to rise across the country, Sky News looks at the data to see what can be learnt.
today 12:15 Coronavirus: Man who spat on police while claiming he had coronovairus is jailed
today 12:14 Vape shop owner pinned to ground by police after insisting he was providing essential service
today 12:14 Huge coronavirus morgue being built near to NHS Nightingale Hospital
today 12:14 Nearly 1,000,000 people apply for Universal Credit in just two weeks
today 12:14 Morrisons staff to get £1,050 bonus as thank you for working during coronavirus pandemic
today 12:14 Elton John relationships: Who is David Furnish? Singer's love life revealed
today 12:14 New Labour Party leader warned of biggest challenge set to confront them ‘Just difficult’
today 12:14 How Prince Charles helped actor become The Wire star that he is today
today 12:14 Bowel cancer symptoms: What shape are your stools? Sign of the deadly disease
today 12:14 Yellowstone volcano: Will Idaho earthquake trigger a Yellowstone eruption?
today 12:14 Jodie Comer’s Killing it as our favourite assassin returns
today 12:14 Devastated son of doctor who died of coronavirus reveals shocking 'deterioration' of dad
today 12:14 School closures: Pupils to remain at home for MONTHS as Boris urged to form 'exit plan'
today 12:14 Coronavirus face masks: Should you wear them in public? Advice could change
today 12:14 Car tax changes will offer 'significant personal savings' for owners of these vehicles
today 12:14 Martin Lewis on why a mortgage holiday could be a 'no brainer' - but is it right for you?
today 12:14 Magician Dynamo, 37, addresses 'dangerous' time as he tests positive for coronavirus
today 12:14 The One Show coronavirus hair advice segment hit with complaints
today 12:14 Spain coronavirus hell: Horror as death toll hits 10,000 - terrifying update
today 12:14 Hospital ward is FULL of young people - coronavirus doctor issues terrifying warning
today 12:14 'The ultimate diversion' Neil Armstrong's Apollo 11 Moon landing confession revealed
today 12:14 Brexit humiliation: Jeremy Clarkson's euro snub exposed - 'Your money will go to Greece!'
today 11:26 Williams F1 former engineering arm to help produce 5,000 ventilators for UK
today 11:23 Coronavirus live UK updates as NHS staff face 'grave decisions' over rationing treatment
today 11:14 Scott McTominay tipped to become Manchester United legend as midfield pal predicts 10-year trophy success
today 11:14 Passengers using lifeline Isle of Arran ferry service given weather warning
today 11:14 Man whose penis became infected after corrective surgery wins apology from Ayr Hospital
today 11:14 Airdrie man made homophobic and abusive remarks to police officers
today 11:14 South Lanarkshire Council to send money vouchers as replacement for free school meals
today 11:14 High Street sealed off after body discovered
today 11:14 Pubs will go out of business unless rents are lifted, MSP warns
today 11:14 Blair Drummond Safari Park reveals names of two adorable lion cubs - and you can watch them on webcam
today 11:14 Blair Drummond Safari Park reveals names of two adorable lion cubs - and you can watch them on webcam
today 11:14 Man found dead after cops swoop on 'disturbance' in Johnstone
today 11:14 Cars banned from Glasgow parks after hundreds of cars flocked to them during lockdown
today 11:14 Cruel Scots thugs tie starved cat to fence with fur so matted rescuers forced to shave it off
today 11:14 Cruel Scots thugs tie starved cat to fence with fur so matted rescuers forced to shave it off
today 11:11 Clap for our Carers: 'Give your kids pans, let's make a bigger racket than last week' The nationwide applause for NHS workers will start at 8pm tonight from the nation's doorsteps, windows, gardens and balconies.
today 11:11 Coronavirus patient removed from flat through window to be taken to hospital
today 11:11 Second ‘Clap for our Carers’ to be held tonight as a tribute to NHS staff
today 11:11 ‘Where do you want to die?’ GP asks high-risk patients
today 11:11 Frontline workers ‘should be given a special coronavirus allowance’
today 11:11 Is the NHS Nightingale hospital asking for children’s drawings?
Watch the news from UK on Facebook