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COVID-19: Support your local business's!

As this is such a fast changing crisis and Cobra meetings now taking place everyday we wanted to keep you all as updated as possible!


Unfortunately we have currently had to cancel 2 of next weeks up coming events, Cranfield University & Coventry University. This is a decision we have made with the universities as they are making drastic changes to limit face to face contact and footfall on the campuses, one of these changes is online lectures!


Pershore Carnival Committee has also been in contact today to postpone the event which was due to take place on Monday 25th May, with the below comment;

"It is with a heavy heart that we have decided to postpone the carnival this year.

In light of the latest Government advice we feel we should postpone now, to provide everyone with as much notice as possible.

However, we still hope to find a way of putting on the carnival later in the year. We will monitor the situation over the coming weeks, and in parallel explore what options may be available.

We're all very sad it's come to this, but hopefully it is only a postponement and we'll have some positive news for you later in the year.

Meantime, I hope you all stay healthy and your businesses and associations manage to survive this terrible crisis."


However, don't panic, we do still have other markets taking place until the Government advises us differently.

I cannot stress enough how important it is to support all your local business's at this difficult time. We have decided to currently go ahead with all other town centre events as people still need food & essentials which can be found at our below markets. So if you are able to go out and get some shopping in, please head down to your outdoor, fresh air, local produce market. We will have all the usual stall holders at the retails markets, to see who will be at the upcoming farmers/ Fine food markets please see below.


Thursday 19th March

- Redditch Retail Market

- Kidderminster Retail Market

Friday 20th March

- Redditch Retail Market

- Cannock Retail Market

- Coventry Farmers Market

Saturday 21st March

- Redditch Retail Market

- Kidderminster Retail Market

- Solihull Fine Food Market

Monday 23rd March

- Redditch Retail Market

Tuesday 24th March

- Redditch Retail Market


Regarding the cleanliness of our stock, they have been cleaned with antibacterial spray today and all of our staff have been issued with brand new working gloves to wear while erecting and dismantling the stalls.


On another note, I thought you would like to see some good news regarding the movement on COVID-19 as its just as important as the bad!!

- China has closed down its last coronavirus hospital. Not enough new cases to support them.

- Doctors in India have been successful in treating Coronavirus. Combination of drugs used: Lopinavir, Retonovir, Oseltamivir along with Chlorphenamine. They are going to suggest same medicine, globally.

- Reseatchers of the Erasmus Medical Centre claim to have found an antibody against coronavirus.

- A 103 year old Chinese grandmother has made a full recovery from Convid-19 after being treated for 6 days in Wuhan, China.

- A San Diego biotech company is developing a Covid-19 vaccine in collaboration with Duke University and National University of Singapore.

- Tulsa County's first positive Covid-19 case has recovered. This individual has has two negative tests, which is the indicator of recovery

- All 7 patients who were getting treated for at Safdarjung hospital in New Delhi have recovered.

- Plasma from newly recovered patients from Covid-19 can treat others infected by covid-19


Lets all work together at this difficult time and remember to wash your hands regularly.

Stay safe.

#Teamsketts


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