MARCH 2020 As you will be aware the situation with regard to the Coronavirus and the UK response to it is changing rapidly. What is clear is that as a community we need to help and protect those who are most vulnerable to this virus. Following the Parish Council meeting earlier this week, the Broad Chalke COVID 19 Support Network has been created to do just that. This has since been linked with Bowerchalke, and the two communities are developing the Network jointly. Liaison is also taking place with Bishopstone and their Emergency Planning Group.
At this point the Network can help those who are 'self-isolating' to: -Obtain and have delivered essential food supplies and medication, and - Have a regular friendly chat on the phone
If you or anyone you know is 'self isolating' please let us know and we can help them get any support they might need.
BROAD CHALKE & BOWERCHALKE COVID 19 SUPPORT NETWORK UPDATES
Regular, dated updates will be listed below.
UPDATE NUMBER 1: 14 MARCH 2020 An update to the household leaflet produced by the Network and that was distributed last week has been made to reflect the latest NHS guidance opposite. A copy of this is in the file attachment below.
UPDATE NUMBER 2: 16 MARCH 2020 Information on how to reduce the risk of infection is set out in the leaflet below which was published in the Sunday Times.
UPDATE NUMBER 3: 16 MARCH 2020 Following the Prime Minister broadcast earlier today where he set out that people over 70 years of age stay at home , from this coming weekend for 12 weeks; new advice on whole household isolation for 14 days; and extended the advice on increasing social distancing, Nicki and Nigel have raised the appeal for Hub volunteers as most of the regulars that keep the shop running are in the 70+ age group. In order to keep the shop running and providing the support to our community there is an urgent need for additional help. If you have spare time that you could use helping in the shop, and you are free from any Covid-19 symptoms and there are no household members with symptoms, Tony Patel would be delighted to hear from you. Please contact Tony direct on 01722 780998 or email@example.com
UPDATE NUMBER 3: 18 MARCH 2020 Wiltshire Council has circulated a briefing note with updated information and useful links. Please see the attachment below. Nigel and Nicki are continuing to setup networks and systems to better provide what our community is likely to require. Neighborhood co-ordinators (to volunteer to look after a small area/street and be the eyes and ears for that area) are currently being established. Contact Nicki and Nigel if you feel you are able to help.