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Dear Members and Visitors,
Just in case you've not seen the latest advice / guidelines regarding the Corona Virus (Covid-19), please visit the Government's website via the link below so you can be as up to date as possible.
The UK Government's Advice/Rules on Corona Virus
Also, the NHS website has a lot of useful information.
NHS Corona Virus Advice
I hope you are all following the rules in self-isolating and social-distancing. Only a fool would think they would never catch it and mix with others only to spread it further. Please do follow the guidelines and the Government's rulings.
Be safe, be healthy and be wise.
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Sharing with trusted third parties.
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Data about Usage of Services
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