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CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19)

 

Information surrounding Coronavirus is constantly changing.  Stogursey Parish Council recommend that everyone follow:
You can volunteer your help – Stogursey Community Network,   Corona Helpers and NHS Volunteers
Other useful Information:

Important

If you have to go outside to do essential tasks or exercise, stay at least 2 metres (3 steps) away from other people and wash your hands as soon as you get home.

Full guidance from the government on staying alert and away from others.

  • How to stop infection spreading

    There are things you can do to help reduce the risk of you and anyone you live with getting ill with coronavirus.

    Do

    • wash your hands with soap and water often – do this for at least 20 seconds
    • always wash your hands when you get home or into work
    • use hand sanitiser gel if soap and water are not available
    • wash your hands as soon as you get back home
    • cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or your sleeve (not your hands) when you cough or sneeze
    • put used tissues in the bin immediately and wash your hands afterwards

    Don’t

    • do not touch your eyes, nose or mouth if your hands are not clean

    Looking after your health and wellbeing

    To help yourself stay well while you’re at home:

    • stay in touch with family and friends over the phone or on social media
    • try to keep yourself busy – you could try activities like cooking, reading, online learning and watching films
    • do light exercise at home, or outside once a day

      PLEASE NOTE

  • The EDF COMMUNITY BUS service between Minehead and Bridgwater that operates via Stogursey is currently suspended.
  • Fraudsters are trying their luck!   If you receive a phone call asking for your bank details so that the caller can pay money into your account to help you through the current crisis – PUT THE PHONE DOWN.
  • Similarly, if you get an email asking for your bank details so that the writer can pay money into your account to help you through the current crisis – DELETE THE EMAIL
  • Due to the Coronavirus, meetings of the Parish Council are being held online until such time as the Government determines that it is safe to resume face to face meetings.
  • The play equipment in the Burgage Road Play Area can only be used if you follow the safety advice.
  • Please stay away from the Medical Centres if you have a new cough or temperature to protect other patients and staff.

     

  • What we can all do:
    The single most important thing we can all do in order to slow down transmission of the virus is to promote good infection control. These are simple things we can all do to reduce the risk of respiratory and other infections such as seasonal colds and flu:
  • Always carry tissues with you and use them to catch your cough or sneeze. Then bin the tissue, and wash your hands, or use a sanitiser gel.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water, especially after using public transport. Use a sanitiser gel if soap and water are not available.
  • Always wash your hands when you get home or into work
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are unwell.
    IF YOU NEED NON MEDICAL HELP
  • We will try to refer you to those providing practical help where we can, such as collecting prescriptions from the Medical Centre or groceries from the local shop, or to shops or organisations that will provide home deliveries etc.
  • You may get offers of help from neighbours who you don’t know. Mostly they will be genuine offers from concerned people in the community, but please be aware that there are already criminals taking advantage of the situation. Be very careful of giving your bank card or bank details to people you do not know and trust, don’t advertise openly stating you are vulnerable, don’t share more personal information than absolutely necessary. HOW CAN YOU HELP?
  • Please remember your neighbours, especially those who are elderly or vulnerable. Please check they are OK. Can you help them with shopping, collecting prescriptions etc? If you don’t know how to approach this, maybe put a note through the door with your details.
  • Can you help in the community – if you can spare some time, please let the Stogursey Community Network know.

Stay at home advice

The new variant of coronavirus is spreading fast. We all need to play our part to stop the spread.

Leaving Home

You must not leave, or be outside of your home or garden, except for a very limited set of exemptions e.g. to shop for basic necessities, exercise, go to work if you cannot do so from home, or to escape risk of harm.

Meeting Others

You cannot leave your home to meet socially with anyone, except with your household or support bubble (if eligible to form one). Stay 2 metres apart from anyone not in your household or support bubble.

Exercise

You may exercise on your own, with your household or support bubble, or with one person from another household (when on your own). Stay 2 metres apart from anyone not in your household or support bubble.

Bars, Pubs and Restaurants

Hospitality closed aside from sales by takeaway (until 11pm), click-and-collect, drive-through or delivery. Alcohol cannot be purchased through takeaway or click-and-collect from hospitality venues.

Retail

Essential shops can open. Non-essential retail must close and can only run click-and- collect and delivery.

Work and Business

Everyone must work from home unless they are unable to do so.

Education

Early years settings open. Primary and secondary schools and colleges move to remote provision except for vulnerable children and children of critical workers. Most university students to move to remote learning.

Leisure and sporting facilities

Closed, with limited exceptions.

Accommodation

Closed, with limited exceptions.

Personal Care

Closed.

Entertainment

Closed.

Overnight stays

You must not stay overnight away from home. Limited exceptions apply e.g. to stay with your support bubble.

Weddings and Funerals

Funerals of up to 30 people permitted. Weddings up to 6 people permitted in exceptional circumstances. Wakes and other linked ceremonial events of up to 6 permitted.

Places of worship

Places of worship can remain open and communal worship is permitted, but you must not mix with those outside your household or support bubble.

Travelling

You must stay at home. If you do leave home for a very limited set of exemptions, you should stay local in the village, town, or part of the city where you live where possible. Do not travel abroad unless an exemption applies.

Clinically extremely vulnerable

Shielding reintroduced across England. You should not travel to work, school, college or university and should limit the time you spend outside the home. You should only go out for medical appointments, exercise or if it is essential.

Care home visits

Visits can take place with arrangements such as substantial screens, visiting pods, or behind windows. Close-contact indoor visits are not allowed. No visits will be permitted in the event of an outbreak but end of life visits are permitted in all circumstances.

For more information go to: gov.uk/coronavirus