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Video marks 100 days of lockdown


UEA has made a short ‘Thankyou Norwich’ video to reflect that today officially marks 100 days since lockdown began. 

We have all been in this together and we want to say a huge ‘thank you’ to everyone for what they have done, and are continuing to do, to go above and beyond during these unprecedented times.   

While sadly the pandemic is a long way from being over the efforts everyone has made have helped to meet the enormous challenge of this global crisis. Here in Norwich the whole UEA community has played its part, working alongside local and regional partners, and we wanted to highlight some of the amazing things that have been achieved. There are so many individuals and organisations across Norwich, Norfolk and beyond who have played a part and we want to reflect the outstanding response to the challenges the COVID-19 outbreak has brought.  

There are so many examples of the Norwich community coming together to stay positive during lockdown. UEA staff, students and alumni have played their part. This includes: hundreds of healthcare students joining the NHS on the frontline at the Norwich and Norfolk University Hospital (NNUH) and further afield; a production project working with local businesses to produce over 3,000 litres of hand sanitiser for the region’s key workers; medical students providing childcare support to NHS workers and alumni like Jennie Smith, who’s living away from home to continue her vital work on the frontline.  

This hard work has continued beyond UEA and into the wider Norwich community as we all adjust to the ‘new normal’. As Norwich’s best-loved shops reopened we’ve seen the city’s streets transformed with social distancing reminders, Norwich market has reopened its shutters with a new one-way system and even to the Norwich City Football Club returning to Carrow Road to continue their season. We will continue to meet the challenge as we move forward together. 

Why not give the video a watch? Head over to UEA’s Facebook, Twitter or Instagram to take a look, or watch above.  

We would love to hear about your community and individual support during lockdown, whether you’ve been the recipient of a small act of kindness or want to say a special thank you to your own unsung hero, you can share your appreciation by using #ThankYouNorwich in your own posts.