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The next few weeks might be hard for some - keep an eye out for each other

on Thu, 12/03/2020 - 12:22pm

With the guidance from the Government indicating that the Coronavirus situation is likely to get worse before it gets better, please try & keep a watchful eye over people who may be vulnerable or become ill.

Can your neighbour get in-touch with you, or you with them?

If you don't already know them, consider swapping phone numbers, mobile numbers & email addresses.

Whatever happens, if we all try and make a special effort to look out for each other, it can only help.

  • Be Calm: the opposite will lead us to do things which might impact seriously on others – like panic buying.
  • Be Caring: let those who self-isolate know that we can help. Phone calls, messages, notes, food left for them etc, can all help.
  • Be Considerate: look out for one another, and act collectively to prevent the spread.

If there's a chance you could have coronavirus, you are advised not to go to a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital. Instead, the NHS says you should contact its dedicated 111 online coronavirus service (click).

Supporting the vulnerable:-

If you have been shopping for neighbours or family members who are vulnerable, elderly or self-isolating, please continue to do so.  The government says you are allowed to leave your home to provide care or to help a vulnerable person.  Just be careful to follow the usual guidance about washing your hands and keeping a safe distance from others. Where possible, it is sensible to leave the shopping on the doorstep for them rather than handing it to them directly.

Religious Support:-

Revd Andrea Colbrook (Curate) would like you to get in-touch if you are interested in Prayer times, Zoom meetings etc.

Please send her your mobile phone number to [email protected] or 07749865052


Our page on the virus is <here> (click).

With thanks to Simon J from Ufffington.