keep your distance if you go out (2 metres apart where possible)
wash your hands regularly
Do not leave home if you or anyone in your household has symptoms.
Anyone can spread the virus.
What to do if you have symptoms
Stay at home for 14 days if you live in a household with other people and have either:
a high temperature
a new continuous cough.
All members of the household should stay at home for this period of time, too.
If you live alone and have these symptoms, you should stay at home for seven days. You can find more information via the ‘stay at home’ guidance. This will help to protect others in your community while you are infectious.
Do not go to a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital with mild symptoms.
You do not need to contact NHS 111 to tell them you’re staying at home.
The NHS will not be testing those self-isolating with mild symptoms.
If your symptoms worsen during home isolation, or are no better after seven days, contact NHS 111 online. If you have no internet access, you should call NHS 111. For a medical emergency dial 999.
The Parish Council is working with the Help Group to provide assistance to the elderly and vulnerable in the parish during the coronavirus outbreak. The Help Group is able to collect groceries, prescriptions etc, or simply check in on individuals to make sure they are OK.
If you know of any individuals that would benefit from the group’s help, please let Ashley or Ann know.
Impact on the operation of the Parish Council
In order to adhere to the Government Guidelines of social distancing, the Parish Council is unable to hold public meetings in the Parish Room for the foreseeable future. The Government has now passed new regulations that enable parish councils to hold meetings remotely if required. The Parish Council held the June parish council meeting remotely via video-conference, which worked well. The July Parish Council will be held by video-conference and members of the public will be able to join the meeting either to observe or speak to raise a matter with the councillors. Further details about the meeting will be published shortly.
Our Clerk continues to work from home and our Environment Officer continues to fulfil his litter picking duties and parish maintenance tasks, so the day to day operation of the parish council continues as normal. If you have any urgent questions, please contact the Clerk at email@example.com.