Council seeks views from over 60s on impacts of COVID-19


East Cambridgeshire District Council is requesting the views of residents  aged 60 and above to form a comprehensive picture of how COVID-19 has affected them and find out what help is required to support them as changes in restrictions  emerge.

The survey follows a review of COVID-19 statistics for the district which show a disproportionate amount of positive cases among the over 60s population.

The survey, which is being led by the East Cambs Co-ordination Hub, aims to gather information which will enable the Council to understand the impacts of COVID-19 on those aged over 60 in the district and plan to implement any relevant support required. 

The survey is now open and will run until 14th March 2021.

Councillor David Ambrose-Smith, Chairman of the Operational Services committee, said: “For a majority of the pandemic, East Cambs has fared pretty well however, there have still been many people in the district who have lost loved ones and friends to COVID-19.

“As we look closely at our case rates, it is clear to see that residents aged 60 and over  are a significant number of our of COVID-19 infection rates and we need to understand why this is and if there is anything further we can do.

“The results from this survey will help us create an action plan which is specifically tailored to our residents’ needs and I would urge everyone who falls into this category, to take part and provide your feedback to the Council.”

Residents can find out more information and take part in the survey on the East Cambs website. They can also contact Customer Services on 01353 665555 and they will assist in completing the form with residents over the phone or send a paper copy in the post.