Corona Virus Covid-19

Corona Virus Covid-19

Reepham Town Council would like to urge residents to follow the national advice with regards to corona virus. Daily updates can be found on;

https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/

It is recommended that advice is taken from this site as opposed to newspapers, social media or knowledge from others. This is an evolving real-time situation, so it is important to understand the most up to date advice.

As a community we will all be aware of neighbours, friends and family members who may be vulnerable and at risk, as well as lonely, so do what you can to help.

Pick up the phone. A daily check on people will not only help with ensuring safety and, if necessary medical intervention, it can also be a real boost for mental health. As this situation progresses, boredom and isolation can kick in so it is important to talk.

Assist your neighbours. You can leave them a postcard with your details on, offering to collect shopping, medication, walk the dog or to just offer a phone call. It is important that you manage your own personal health and safeguarding by not interacting directly with anyone who may already be ill.

Please make a note of your own requirements.  In the event that you may be isolated or in need of medical assistance. It is important that anyone intervening can understand your health situation. Write down any allergies, medication requirements, underlying health conditions etc and place them somewhere visible or share with a neighbour or family member.

We are aware that some of the most vulnerable members of our community do not have access to social media, so please spread the word where possible.

In the event that you, or anyone you know within the village needs help and don’t have anyone who can help, Reepham Good Neighbours Scheme have kindly offered to be the central point of contact for anyone who is in isolation and has no other means of obtaining medication or essential food shopping. The following leaflet has been delivered to all residents offering support at this time.

If you NEED HELP call this number 020 360 33253.

Voicemails are checked twice a day so please leave a message with your phone number and they will call you back. This looks like a London number but has been kindly offered for use because it can be diverted directly to the Reepham volunteers –

Please follow advice given, although the measures being introduced may seem draconian, it is important to follow the national advice. If you feel ill, visit the website above and go from there.

Most importantly, stay safe out there, look out for each other. Residents are encouraged to stand together at this difficult time and together we can ensure that community spirit prevails.

ALLOTMENTS
This is the guidance from The National Allotment Society https://www.nsalg.org.uk/news/covid19-information/

“Following the instructions around movement and gatherings from the Prime Minister on 23 March 2020, we are consulting with central government but as we understand the situation at the moment it is still permitted to visit your plot, ideally on your own to take daily exercise. It is vitally important that you follow all the advice about social distancing and hygiene in the points below and not gather together on site.”

Any plot-holder who is self isolating because a household member is ill with corona-virus should not be visiting the allotment sites.”

Stimpson’s Piece and Overton Way Play area

Play areas have been closed as per government instructions. Safety checks will not be carried out during this period.

 

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