Coronavirus - COVID19 Information & signposting for residents
With nearly 11,000 residents within the Parish we are taking steps to keep you all informed about Coronavirus, with factual information and advice.
Watch below as Prime Minister Boris Johnson addresses the nation on 10th May 2020
What does this mean?
The government have release new guidelines to make things a little easier for some of us - this includes:
‣ You can now spend more time outdoors, having a picnic or sunbathing, as opposed to once a day - BUT still only with members of your household.
‣ You CAN meet ONE other person from OUTSIDE your household as long as you follow social distancing guidelines - for example meet a friend for a run
‣ You can now visit a garden centre
‣ You can exercise outdoors as often as you wish AND use outdoor sports facilities with members of your own household OR one other person as long as you remain 2m apart.
FULL Details on what you can & can't do HERE
All persons over the age of 5 are now eligible to get tested for Coronavirus if they have any of the symptoms above.
More details HERE.
😷 Public advised to wear face-masks when in enclosed public places
🚌 When using public transport
🏬 When shopping
✖️ They don't need to be worn whilst outside
✖️ They DO NOT replace the need for hand-washing
✖️ When wearing you STILL need to maintain 2m social distancing
✖️ Do not purchase medical grade masks/respirators please leave these for health-care professionals
Thinking of making your own mask?
Click HERE to get some useful info on what type of material is best to make your mask from?
Click on the image below to find out how to wear and make a cloth face covering
Guide to Social Distancing
Not sure what 2 metres looks like? Take a look at this video to help you out!
Good Hand-washing & Hygiene Practices
Wash your hands more often than usual, for 20 seconds using soap and hot water, particularly after coughing, sneezing and blowing your nose, or after being in public areas where other people are doing so. Use hand sanitiser if that’s all you have access to.
To reduce the spread of germs when you cough or sneeze, cover your mouth and nose with a tissue, or your sleeve (not your hands) if you don’t have a tissue, and throw the tissue away immediately. Then wash your hands or use a hand sanitising gel.
Clean and disinfect regularly touched objects and surfaces using your regular cleaning products to reduce the risk of passing the infection on to other people.
At the current time and based on our understanding of what is known of COVID-19 and other similar respiratory viruses, it is likely that older people and those with chronic medical conditions may be vulnerable to severe disease. As more information emerges, recommendations may change.
Photo credit: BBC NEWS
Hand Washing Songs
Fed up of singing Happy Birthday twice whilst washing your hands? Yes, you are not alone, check out the video for the top 10 tunes to sing whilst washing your hands.
Please see below for a list of local organisations/services/groups that may be able to provide help and support. These are not endorsed in any way by the Parish Council.
Domestic violence has doubled during the lockdown. Please don't be afraid to seek help.
Women's Aid run a live chat service, their hours are Monday to Friday 10:00am - 4:00pm, Saturday and Sunday 10:00am-12:00pm. If you need to talk in silence you can via their website.
Or if you can talk you can call MK Act on 0344 375 4307 (Monday to Friday). Calls are low cost and in confidence. If you need help outside these hours call the National Helpline on 08082000247.
If you think you might be in danger, call the police immediately on 999.
If you can't speak, use the Silent Solution