Burchetts Green residents showing their appreciation of key workers during the pandemic.

This section of the site is intended to be a resource during the Covid-19 pandemic for people living in and around Burchetts Green, Berkshire, UK.

Most of the useful information is contained within this page, but please use the menu buttons at the top to see more articles.

Contact us if you are a business with information to share, or a resident in need of assistance. 

We also have a WhatsApp group, with residents offering help with shopping, general local information, photos and some good news stories.  Get in touch if you would like to join it.

What is R0?

We hear about the reproductive number or R0 from various sources, notably the UKs Chief Scientific Officer, and often in the media.But do you know what it means? Here is a (reasonably) simple explanation.

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Weather data from further back is here.

Our neighbours from Woolley Green have supplied the following information about scams "doing the rounds" at the moment

Corona Antivirus – the worlds best protection? Yes, they have! it’s a an attempt to gain info and inject malware.

Free Netflix pass - this has been mainly coming via text / message systems offering a free Netflix pass during the CV pandemic, its not real and another information gathering scam.

Corona virus locator - a web application that you can pay £0.75 to find out if the virus is in your direct area, scam to get credit card details.

Corona Virus safety masks - another website designed to get you attention and take you payment details and the rest of your money from your account.

Government orientated scams: following the legitimate message that was sent out across the mobile networks, scams are now being derived from that one particular message, with links to follow etc, please be wary and only use official sites associated with Covid-19 updates etc.

Government goodwill gesture from HMRC by text / message; in an effort to help the NHS and offering £258 as a goodwill payment, just follow the link to apply… yet another collector or bank details and other personal information.

Census form information on Facebook: this is designed to offer a Covid-19 check, but yet again it’s an information gathering to conduct fraud.

Free kids meals: with schools closing, scammers are attempting to target parents, all you have to do is provide your bank details for payments in to your bank to support your children’s free meals.

Quarantine Break Fine: this is normally a phone call identifying that the recipient had broken the quarantine rules and is to be fined. Again you will be asked for your bank details for the purpose of paying the fine.

ASDA: although ASDA are now offering vouchers to those in need for schools meal replacements, the scams have already started in offerings of other ASDA type vouchers.

I hope this message finds you well at this unusual time. I am getting in touch with you, as a valued member of our 'Friends of BCA' scheme, as the College needs a little assistance.

It’s only been a few weeks since Rachela and I first talked about the Covid-19 crisis and starting a support group for the village. We worked with a team to develop the idea and distributed the leaflets on 19th March.

Here are a few ideas for entertainment

NowTV is offering a one week free trial. - Sky Movies and Entertainment, including HBO content.

Britbox is offering a 30 day free trial. - BBC and ITV popular TV content over the decades.

Kindle free novels. - Note, you don't need a Kindle e-reader to read these books.  You can download the Kindle app to your phone, tablet or PC.

Borrow e-books from the RBWM library.


For the Kids

100 things to do inside

Videos and other resources from the Royal Albert Hall.

Education

Fun science experiments you can do at home.

barefootcomputing.org have a set of online activities to help teach children about computers and how to program them.  Aimed at children 4 and up.

Computing at School home learning activities.