Devon and Cornwall GNU / Linux user group meeting – May 2021
The next Linux user group  meeting will take place, this Saturday at 12:00 on Meet.jit.si. Please see website, for more details and a link to the video chat. Our IRC channel is open 24/7 and can be found at .
Schools and colleges start to open with regular testing for staff and pupils
Wrap around provision able to operate for all children as normal. Parents and carers will need to check with individual schools and providers for specific offers
Care home visits allowed with one nominated and tested visitor
Outdoor recreation as well as exercise is allowed as a household and with one person outside the household/bubble.
Please remember that despite the easing of some restrictions;
* We are still in lockdown
* We need everyone to keep to their own households/bubble when indoors
* Keep making space
* Keep your contacts to a minimum
In his video this week, our director of public health, Dr Lincoln Sargeant reflects on the year since our first case of COVID-19 in the Bay, the difficulty for all those grieving the 148 lives lost to COVID-19 in Torbay, and he looks to the future as we ease out of lockdown. Watch the video.
Dr Lincoln Sargeant
Keeping people safe and well
Anyone who has received a letter from the National Booking System inviting them to book an appointment should use the website or 119 to book an appointment. The NHS is urging people who have received a letter not to contact their GP practice about a vaccination.
The programme of second doses in care homes is being rolled out during March.
This is a small project, I am not getting paid to do this, but hopefully, in undertaking this I am able to demonstrate initiative and other useful skills.
I will be adding photos and information / links to local attractions, etc.
Hopefully see if the local Tourist board will look in to getting on the Fediverse more formally, to help promote.
As the UK is in another Covid19 lockdown, to avoid yet another holiday season being written off, The cost to the local economy, if this happens, will be catastrophic. Why not take the time to explore as many ways to promote the local area and business as possible.
One way to get the fediverse to grow is to perhaps have accounts such as this, as it gives people a reason to join as there is something interesting to follow.
We also had a visit from Gordon Henderson come along and demonstrate a mechanical calculator, as well as a few other people who were working on their own projects etc.
We also noted down some of the network port numbers so that I can ask if more ports can be either enabled or confirmed if they are connected. This will make it easier to connect to the wider internet if required.
In all a good event and looking forward to next month.
The next jam will be on Saturday 8th February 2020