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We hope that this collation of guidance, information and links will help you to stay safe during the Coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic.
The Parish Council and Local Church are working together to assist the vulnerable in our community. If you require assistance or are willing to volunteer to help, please contact the Clerk.
We ask that you continue to be considerate of each other and especially neighbourly during this difficult time and thank you for all the kindness that we have seen from our parshioners so far.
Please note that the information below was up to date at the time of publishing but we acknowledge that guidance is being updated on a daily basis, so please always check www.gov.uk/coronavirus for the latest information.
WILTSHIRE COUNCIL COMMUNITY SUPPORT PACK
Published by Wiltshire Council and updated 26th March 2020
This pack is to support you and your community during the ongoing COVID-19 situation. Within it you’ll find a list of key contacts, resources and information in one place, which we hope you can share with your community to support each other as much as possible during this time.
• Health advice
• Useful web links
• Useful contact numbers
• Social media advice
• What can you do as a community?
• A template form you may wish to use should any of your community have to self-isolate and require support
• Public Health England materials
For further information from Wiltshire Council relating to coronavirus
WILTSHIRE COUNCIL ADVICE ON BONFIRES
Published by Wiltshire Council (last updated 9th April 2020)
Please avoid having any bonfires whilst the Coronavirus controls are in place, particularly during the long Easter weekend. A lot of people at home are vulnerable and any one of your neighbours might have respiratory issues or even be fighting the Coronavirus itself. During this difficult time please think of others before lighting any fires.
You can stockpile green waste, create a compost area or simply let the job wait until the household recycling centres re-open to the public.
Never burn garden waste that is still green or recently cut, and never burn any other household waste.
If this advice is not followed and there is evidence of a risk to health and/or the use or enjoyment of another’s property is being affected, Wiltshire Council may serve a formal notice on the person responsible. This may result in legal action.
To report an incident of a problem bonfire please see Wiltshire Council’s ‘how we investigate a complaint’ section in the link below.
How Wiltshire Police is responding to this national health emergency is contained in their open letter of 26th March 2020
Current Government restrictions DO NOT permit you to use your vehicle to travel to locations for exercise. Each and every one of us has been instructed to avoid all unnecessary travel.
For all the latest information on coronavirus from Wiltshire Police
LOCAL FOOD DELIVERY SUPPLIERS
We are very grateful to have Hale Newsagents as a local shop in our Parish and pass on our thanks for all they are doing to ensure we still have food supplies available on our own doorstep.
We are aware that many people will not be able to get to the shop, so have collated a list of suppliers of food and drink who will deliver to your door or offer a collect service.
We will endeavour to keep this up to date, so if you are aware of any additional suppliers we can share or any updated information, please let the Clerk know.
If you are aware of someone near you who might find this useful but does not have access to the internet, we’d be grateful if you could print this off and put it through their door.
Please be mindful of Government guidance on non-essential travel and social distancing.
TRACK YOUR SYMPTOMS AND CONTRIBUTE TO SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH
King’s College, London are wanting people to use their new app ‘COVID Symptom Tracker’ to track any symptoms they may be experiencing, even if they are well.
The aim of the app is to help slow the outbreak, by helping researchers identify:
- How fast the virus is spreading in your area
- High-risk areas in the country
- Who is most at risk, by better understanding symptoms linked to underlying health conditions
If you would like to take part, please use the link below to find out more
PARISH COUNCIL NEWSLETTER
Additional links and useful information can be found in the latest Parish Council newsletter