The Parish Council recommend you read the NHS’s information for most up-to-date and reliable information here: NHS website.
(We are not qualified to provide health advice!)
Only phone the 111 service if you cannot get help you need online.
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.
Home Care (as at Fri 13 March): Somerset County Council say they have well-rehearsed plans in place and continue to work closely to ensure their services continue and that their most vulnerable residents are supported during the outbreak. Further information will be made available when we get it.
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 us know.