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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
UPDATE 4: 22 March 2020 Progress has continued with the Bowerchalke/ Broad Chalke Network. It has also been agreed to centre all Broad Chalke updates on the Village Shop website so one clear, accessible information point for the village is maintained.
Parish Council updates will be posted to this site when required.
Please contact Nicki and Nigel Tinkler whom are the Network co-ordinators Email: email@example.com
Phone: 07771 967961
NHS Advice- as at 12 March 2020:
WHAT TO DO IF YOU THINK YOU MIGHT HAVE CORONAVIRUS The initial advice was: - stay at home and avoid close contact with other people - do not go to a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital - use the NHS 111 online coronavirus service to find out what to do next IMPORTANT: This has since been updated to: Stay at home for 7 days if you have either: - a high temperature- you feel hot to touch on your chest or back -a new, continuous cough - this means you've started coughing repeatedly Do not go to a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital. You do not need to contact 111 to tell them you are staying at home. Testing for coronavirus is not needed if you're staying at home.
IMPORTANT FURTHER UPDATE 16 MARCH There is new guidance for over 70's; whole household isolation for 14 days; and increased social distancing. For more information: www.nhs.uk/condition/coronavirus-covid
See the Community Toolkit from Wiltshire Public Health below.