Parish Council – Coronavirus (Covid 19) – Post 6.

Some of this is a duplication of previous posts which is to ensure the relevant previous information remains easily accessible.

The government advice on isolating yourself and family if you show symptoms and advice on isolating/shielding is on the link below.

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

The Government has launched its Coronavirus Information Service on WhatsApp. The free service is an automated ‘chatbot’ that will provide information on coronavirus prevention and symptoms, the latest number of cases in the UK, advice on staying at home, travel advice and myth busting. More information can be found on the Government website.

The link below is the the government advice site for employees with information about entitlements etc. This is clearly evolving quickly but the site should be updated frequently.

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/guidance-to-employers-and-businesses-about-covid-19/covid-19-guidance-for-employees

The Money Saving Expert is a good source of advice on benefits, potential help for the self employed and salary and rental protection schemes.

https://www.moneysavingexpert.com/news/2020/03/uk-coronavirus-help-and-your-rights/?utm_source=MSE_Newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_term=24-Mar-20-50599075-3222&utm_campaign=nt-hiya&utm_content=1

Devon County Council and South Hams District Council have advice pages on their websites.

The Citizens Advice Service is continuing to work but only offers advice remotely. You can contact them in the following ways.

Adviceline 03444 111 444 (Monday - Friday 9am - 4pm)

Email: www.southhamscab.org.uk From the ‘Contact us’ page select ‘Email’ and click ‘Use our online form’

WhatsApp 07497 758779

Letter: Citizens Advice, Follaton House, Plymouth Road, Totnes TQ9 5NE

If you have a fever it is recommended that paracetamol is the first line drug to take. Many branded products also contain paracetamol so please check ingredients and do not exceed the recommended daily dose. If you do please seek medical advice.

The Minor Injuries Unit at Totnes has been closed .

The Minor Injuries units at Kingsbridge and the Cumberland Centre in Plymouth remain open. Please use them appropriately.

MIU - Cumberland Centre (Plymouth)
Damerel Close
Plymouth
PL1 4JZ

Tel: (01752) 434390
Opening times: 08:30 - 22:00 (09:00 - 22:00 Thursdays)
Opening days: 7 days per week
X-ray available: 09:00 - 20:45 (7 days)
MIU - South Hams Hospital (Kingsbridge)
Plymouth Road
Kingsbridge
Devon
TQ7 1AT

Tel: (01548) 852349
Opening times: 09:00 - 17:00
Opening days: 7 days per week
X-ray available: 09:00 - 17:00 (Mon-Fri)

If family carers become ill the following organisations may be able to assist:

Care Direct                            0345 155 1007

Social Services                      0345 600 0388

Disability Information Service  0345 155 1005

If you believe that you might need support from the community  please contact Cllr Andrew Hollett, details below. If you have neighbours or friends who may not be accessing this site but you feel they may benefit please ask them to contact Andrew or give permission for you to do so.

If you are willing to be a Community Volunteer to help with the above or be willing to make regular phone contact to someone to ease the isolation please contact Cllr Trudie Timlin Brown also details below.

Cllr Andrew Hollett. Tel. 830361 Email: andrew.hollett@btinternet.com

Cllr Trudie  Timlin Brown   Tel  830683  Email: bathebrown@aol.com

As mentioned in our previous post we are aware that the level of media coverage can make this situation feel overwhelming and frightening leading to anxiety in people. If you are concerned or don't understand some of the terms in the media or advice sites Clr Baumer (Retired Consultant) and Di Baumer ( Retired Public Health Nurse) have kindly offered to give telephone or email advice. They can be contacted as detailed below. This is NOT an alternative to receiving individual advice from your GP or Specialist Medical Care Team. It is part of our broader community response.

Dr H. Baumer Tel.830274 Email: harry@luson.plus.com

Di Baumer Tel. 830274 Email: dianaebaumer@googlemail.com

Many people will have stocked up on staples but be finding fresh produce more difficult. Holbeton Village Stores already delivers milk and will be happy to deliver vegetable boxes/bags. Please discuss with Jack Purkis. 830246 or holbetonvillagestores@outlook.com

To protect the shop staff it is safer to order a delivery. If you go into use the Post Office please follow the guidelines posted on the door  about accessing the premises.

We have been liaising with Ivybridge Food Bank about providing support for those in need. The Parish Council  have been issued with a supply of vouchers.  If you need to access the food bank for food parcels please contact Mark Sims 07771 818358  email: markandjanice2805@outlook.com  Mark can also collect parcels for those who are shielding/isolating themselves. Food banks are really struggling as people prioritise themselves. If you are able to donate food  locally it will be much appreciated. Financial donations can be made online to the Trussell Trust.

Prescription Collection Service.

We have some noble volunteers who have agreed to collect prescriptions from those who are isolating or are unable to for other reasons. Cllr Baumer has kindly agreed to support this service.

Bel Dixon 07803608418.mailto: roughbel@hotmail.com and Laura Kirkland  07815917519 mailto: laws072@hotmail.com will collect from Yealm Medical Centre

Sue Howard 01752830644 or 07909 888 739; howardsue25@gmail.com or Gina Hay 01752 830516 or 07880 720 580;  georginahay@aol.com   will collect from Modbury H.C.

For those who have a laptop or mobile phone they can be an invaluable way of maintaining contact with family and friends, locally, nationally or internationally. Many of us have them but are unsure of how to use these features to for example make video calls so we can chat for example with grandchildren. Jack Purkis has kindly offered to help anyone who would like to set up a What's app group on an android mobile phone. Pete Stevens can assist with setting up Skype on laptops, and What's App/Facetime on phones Tel :830780 Email: petestevens150@gmail.com. Andrew Hollett can also offer help in this area if needed. There are  also advice/tutorials on You Tube that are easy to follow.

Being physically active is a really good way to maintain your physical and mental wellbeing as you adjust to the challenges of these difficult times. Whether you’re young or old, a first timer or a gym regular, doing it on your own or with your family, Active Devon has some great ideas for how you can keep active while you're staying at home to protect the NHS and save lives.Visit their #StayInWorkOut page for more information.

Although the libraries are closed books can still be downloaded from Devon County Council library website.https://www.devonlibraries.org.uk/web/arena/join-thelibrary

A local resident has suggested Wok Your Way Devon who are delivering asian food to this area once a week. Their facebook page has more information.

Lawsons in Ivybridge has closed but is still taking orders for home delivery (charges apply). They can supply crafting, baking, gardening, DIY equipment.Ivybridge - 01752 892543

Fordbrook Nursery ( the one below Otter) are also still supplying via delivery only. For home delivery Tel. 01752 880315 between 9 and 12 am. Minimum order - £20 Orders under £50 - £5 delivery charge

Devon shows it's Proud to Care

Hundreds of people have stepped up to help support the county’s most vulnerable by applying for roles in health and social care, following the launch of our Proud to Care campaign this week.

The coronavirus outbreak (COVID-19) means there’s an even greater demand for Healthcare Assistants in residential homes, people’s own homes and hospitals in Devon so temporary and permanent workers are needed to fill a variety of shift work.

You don’t necessarily need qualifications or previous work experience. What’s important are your values and attitude towards working with people who need care, and your ability to cope in challenging environments.

Find out more, including how to register, on the Proud To Care website.

If you have other suggestions for activities please share with me via email: carolackroyd@tiscali.co.uk

When having shopping delivered it is suggested you wash all packaging with a disinfected cloth before putting it away, other people will have handled it. Run vegetables under the tap before putting away. Stand at least 3 steps away from the person delivering and ideally do not answer the door until the items have been left on the doorstep. Wash your hands with soap and water for 20 seconds after putting items away. Soap and water is more effective than using hand sanitiser.

Many thanks to all the people who have volunteered, it is much appreciated . We are in this for the long haul and you will be needed. Can I also thank my fellow councillors for all they are doing.

We are keen for this information to be circulated as widely as possible so if you can pass the links on or print it off and give to neighbours that would be helpful.

C L Ackroyd

Parish Council – Coronavirus (Covid 19) – Post 5

Some of this is a duplication of previous posts which is to ensure the relevant previous information remains easily accessible.

The government advice on isolating yourself and family if you show symptoms and advice on isolating/shielding is on the link below.

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

The link below is the the government advice site for employees with information about entitlements etc. This is clearly evolving quickly but the site should be updated frequently.

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/guidance-to-employers-and-businesses-about-covid-19/covid-19-guidance-for-employees

The Money Saving Expert is a good source of advice on benefits, potential help for the self employed and salary and rental protection schemes.

https://www.moneysavingexpert.com/news/2020/03/uk-coronavirus-help-and-your-rights/?utm_source=MSE_Newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_term=24-Mar-20-50599075-3222&utm_campaign=nt-hiya&utm_content=1

Devon County Council and South Hams District Council have advice pages on their websites.

The Citizens Advice Service is continuing to work but only offers advice remotely. You can contact them in the following ways.

Adviceline 03444 111 444 (Monday - Friday 9am - 4pm)

Email:www.southhamscab.org.ukFrom the ‘Contact us’ page select ‘Email’ and click ‘Use our online form’

WhatsApp 07497 758779

Letter: Citizens Advice, Follaton House, Plymouth Road, Totnes TQ9 5NE

If you have a fever it is recommended that paracetamol is the first line drug to take. Many branded products also contain paracetamol so please check ingredients and do not exceed the recommended daily dose. If you do please seek medical advice.

The Minor Injuries Unit at Totnes has been closed .

The Minor Injuries units at Kingsbridge and the Cumberland Centre in Plymouth remain open. Please use them appropriately.

MIU - Cumberland Centre (Plymouth)
Damerel Close
Plymouth
PL1 4JZ

Tel: (01752) 434390
Opening times: 08:30 - 22:00 (09:00 - 22:00 Thursdays)
Opening days: 7 days per week
X-ray available: 09:00 - 20:45 (7 days)
MIU - South Hams Hospital (Kingsbridge)
Plymouth Road
Kingsbridge
Devon
TQ7 1AT

Tel: (01548) 852349
Opening times: 09:00 - 17:00
Opening days: 7 days per week
X-ray available: 09:00 - 17:00 (Mon-Fri)

If family carers become ill the following organisations may be able to assist:

Care Direct                             0345 155 1007

Social Services                       0345 600 0388

Disability Information Service  0345 155 1005

If you believe that you might need support from the community  please contact Cllr Andrew Hollett, details below. If you have neighbours or friends who may not be accessing this site but you feel they may benefit please ask them to contact Andrew or give permission for you to do so.

If you are willing to be a Community Volunteer to help with the above or be willing to make regular phone contact to someone to ease the isolation please contact Cllr Trudie Timlin Brown also details below.

Cllr Andrew Hollett. Tel. 830361      andrew.hollett@btinternet.com

Cllr Trudie  Timlin Brown   Tel  830683 bathebrown@aol.com

It may be useful to gather some names of volunteers willing to dog walk and this may suit dog friendly teens and others, please contact Trudie.

As mentioned in our previous post we are aware that the level of media coverage can make this situation feel overwhelming and frightening leading to anxiety in people. If you are concerned or don't understand some of the terms in the media or advice sites Clr Baumer (Retired Consultant) and Di Baumer ( Retired Public Health Nurse) have kindly offered to give telephone or email advice. They can be contacted as detailed below. This is NOT an alternative to receiving individual advice from your GP or Specialist Medical Care Team. It is part of our broader community response.

Dr H. Baumer  830274harry@luson.plus.com

Di Baumer  830274  dianaebaumer@googlemail.com

Many people will have stocked up on staples but be finding fresh produce more difficult. Holbeton Village Stores already delivers milk and will be happy to deliver vegetable boxes/bags. Please discuss with Jack Purkis. 830246 or holbetonvillagestores@outlook.com

To protect the shop staff it is safer to order a delivery. If you go into use the Post Office please follow the guidelines posted on the door  about accessing the premises.

Prescription Collection Service.

We have some noble volunteers who have agreed to collect prescriptions from those who are isolating or are unable to for other reasons. Cllr Baumer has kindly agreed to support this service.

Bel Dixon 07803608418.mailto: roughbel@hotmail.com  and Laura Kirkland  07815917519 mailto: laws072@hotmail.com will collect from Yealm Medical Centre

Sue Howard 01752830644 or 07909 888 739; howardsue25@gmail.com or Gina Hay 01752 830516 or 07880 720 580;   georginahay@aol.com   will collect from Modbury H.C.

For those who have a laptop or mobile phone they can be an invaluable way of maintaining contact with family and friends, locally, nationally or internationally. Many of us have them but are unsure of how to use these features to for example make video calls so we can chat for example with grandchildren. Jack Purkis has kindly offered to help anyone who would like to set up a What's app group on an android mobile phone. Pete Stevens can assist with setting up Skype on laptops, and What's App/Facetime on phones (Tel 830780petestevens150@gmail.com. Andrew Hollett can also offer help in this area if needed. There are  also advice/tutorials on You Tube that are easy to follow.

In the interest of keeping fit and healthy Helen Norris suggests the following:

Beginners Pilates Workout with Kim Saha on You Tube.

Yoga with Adrienne on You Tube.

If you have a Smart TV you should be able to access them on there which from experience is much easier to follow than from a phone!

Even if isolating we are lucky to live somewhere where we can walk and run without bumping into people. If you want to take up running or as I call it shuffling try the wonderful NHS Couch to 5k app link below.

https://www.nhs.uk/live-well/exercise/couch-to-5k-week-by-week/

By the time you have finished isolation could be over  and you can join Holbeton Harriers! I am sure existing Couch 2 5k'ers will be happy to offer support.

For those who are missing exercising their vocal cords have a look at sofa singers link below. Even in dark times there are chinks of light with people doing wonderful things.

https://www.thesofasingers.net/

Apparently Joe Wicks aka The Body Coach is offering a daily PE class for kids every morning at 9am on his You Tube channel. It gets millions of views.

Ukulele Wednesdays is offering weekly lessons/jam on line which may be of interest to all ages and benefit to a few specific residents!

Although the libraries are closed books can still be downloaded from Devon County Council library website.https://www.devonlibraries.org.uk/web/arena/join-thelibrary

A local resident has suggested Wok Your Way Devon who are delivering asian food to this area once a week. Their facebook page has more information.

Lawsons in Ivybridge has closed but is still taking orders for home delivery (charges apply). They can supply crafting, baking, gardening, DIY equipment.Ivybridge - 01752 892543

Jack Purkis is interested in fundraising to provide outside equipment such as goalposts on the sports field for the young ( and not so young )  people ,if you are interested please contact him directly. This will not be able to be used until current restrictions are lifted.

If you have other suggestions for activities (that I can print!) please share with me via  email carolackroyd@tiscali.co.uk 

We have been liaising with Ivybridge Food Bank about providing support for those in need. Food banks are really struggling as people prioritise themselves. If you are able to donate food  locally it will be much appreciated. Financial donations can be made online to the Trussell Trust.

As ever there are individuals who seek to profit from the current situation . The information below is from Citizens Advice and the District Council.

  1. Emails that appear to be from organisations such as the Centres for Disease Control (CDC), or the World Health Organisation (WHO). The scammers have crafted emails that appear to come from these sources, but they actually contain malicious phishing links or dangerous attachments. Phishing is the term used for dishonest people pretending to be a reputable company so they can gain your personal information.
  2. Emails that ask for charity donations for studies, doctors, or victims that have been affected by the COVID-19 Coronavirus. Scammers often create fake charity emails after global phenomenons occur, like natural disasters, or health scares like the COVID-19.
  3. Emails that claim to have a 'new' or 'updated' list of cases of Coronavirus in your area. These emails could contain dangerous links and information designed to scare you into clicking on the link.

Remain cautious!  Always remember the following to protect yourself from scams like this:

  • Never click on links or download attachments from an email that you weren’t expecting.
  • If you receive a suspicious email that appears to come from an official organisation such as the WHO or CDC, go to their website directly online and follow links from there.
  • If you want to make a charity donation, go to the charity website of your choice to enter your payment. Type the charity’s web address in your browser instead of clicking on any links in emails, or other messages.

Stop, Look, and Think.Don't be fooled.


The Parish Council has closed the playpark, the bike track, the public toilets and the Reading Rooms until we are advised we can open all facilities safely.

Recycling centres closed

Devon County Council have closed all the household waste recycling centres in Devon until further notice. Residents are asked to safely store the waste they would have taken to the recycling centre at home until the centres reopen.

Bulky Waste Collection

The closure of the recycling centres will mean that the Council’s bulky waste collection service will also be suspended with immediate effect until the centres can reopen. Anyone who has pre-booked a collection will be notified of the cancellation and refunded in full. Other waste collection are still operating as normal.

Many thanks to all the people who have volunteered, it is much appreciated . We are in this for the long haul and you will be needed. Can I also thank my fellow councillors for all they are doing.

We are keen for this information to be circulated as widely as possible so if you can pass the links on or print it off and give to neighbours that would be helpful.

C L Ackroyd

Parish Council – Coronavirus (Covid 19) – Post 4.

Some of this is a duplication of previous posts which is to ensure the relevant previous information remains easily accessible.

The government advice on isolating yourself and family if you show symptoms and advice on isolating/shielding is on the link below. 

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

The link below is the the government advice site for employees with information about entitlements etc. This is clearly evolving quickly but the site should be updated frequently.

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/guidance-to-employers-and-businesses-about-covid-19/covid-19-guidance-for-employees

If you believe that you might need support from the community  please contact Cllr Andrew Hollett, details below. If you have neighbours or friends who may not be accessing this site but you feel they may benefit please ask them to contact Andrew or give permission for you to do so.

If you are willing to be a Community Volunteer to help with the above or be willing to make regular phone contact to someone to ease the isolation please contact Cllr Trudie Timlin Brown also details below.

Cllr Andrew Hollett. Tel. 830361       andrew.hollett@btinternet.com

Cllr Trudie  Timlin Brown   Tel  830683  bathebrown@aol.com

It may be useful to gather some names of volunteers willing to dog walk and this may suit dog friendly teens and others, please contact Trudie.

As mentioned in our previous post we are aware that the level of media coverage can make this situation feel overwhelming and frightening leading to anxiety in people. If you are concerned or don't understand some of the terms in the media or advice sites Clr Baumer (Retired Consultant) and Di Baumer ( Retired Public Health Nurse) have kindly offered to give telephone or email advice. They can be contacted as detailed below. This is NOT an alternative to receiving individual advice from your GP or Specialist Medical Care Team. It is part of our broader community response.

Dr H. Baumer  830274 harry@luson.plus.com

Di Baumer  830274   dianaebaumer@googlemail.com

Many people will have stocked up on staples but be finding fresh produce more difficult. Holbeton Village Stores already delivers milk and will be happy to deliver vegetable boxes/bags. Please discuss with Jack Purkis. 830246 or holbetonvillagestores@outlook.com

If you plan on using supermarket deliveries it may be prudent to arrange an account now if you do not already have one. Ocado for example is only delivering to existing customers and not accepting new customers at present.

Prescription Collection Service. 

We have some noble volunteers who have agreed to collect prescriptions from those who are isolating or are unable to for other reasons. Cllr Baumer has kindly agreed to support this service.

Bel Dixon 07803608418. roughbel@hotmail.com and Laura Kirkland  07815917519 laws072@hotmail.com will collect from Yealm Medical Centre 

Sue Collins (Flatman) will collect from Modbury H.C. 830406 suecollins@yahoo.com

They are willing to be contacted for out of hours emergency prescriptions.

For those who have a laptop or mobile phone they can be an invaluable way of maintaining contact with family and friends, locally, nationally or internationally. Many of us have them but are unsure of how to use these features to for example make video calls so we can chat for example with grandchildren. Jack Purkis has kindly offered to help anyone who would like to set up a What's app group on an android mobile phone. Pete Stevens can assist with setting up Skype on laptops, and What's App/Facetime on phones (Tel 830780 petestevens150@gmail.com. Andrew Hollett can also offer help in this area if needed. There is also advice/tutorials on you tube that are easy to follow.

Otter Garden Centre charges £8. for home delivery and takes telephone orders. 01752 405422. There is no reason why those isolating can't get out in the garden if you are lucky enough to have one. I remain optimistic that spring is about to appear and it is worth supporting our local businesses so they are still there when we emerge from our enforced hibernation!

In the interest of keeping fit and healthy Helen Norris suggests the following:

Beginners Pilates Workout with Kim Saha on You Tube.

Yoga with Adrienne on You Tube.

If you have a Smart TV you should be able to access them on there which from experience is much easier to follow than from a phone!

Even if isolating we are lucky to live somewhere where we can walk and run without bumping into people. If you want to take up running or as I call it shuffling try the wonderful NHS Couch to 5k app link below.

https://www.nhs.uk/live-well/exercise/couch-to-5k-week-by-week/

By the time you have finished isolation could be over  and you can join Holbeton Harriers! I am sure existing Couch 2 5k'ers will be happy to offer support.

For those who are missing exercising their vocal cords have a look at sofa singers link below. Even in dark times there are chinks of light with people doing wonderful things.

https://www.thesofasingers.net/

Jack Purkis is interested in fundraising to provide outside equipment such as goalposts on the sports field for the young ( and not so young )  people ,if you are interested please contact him directly.

If you have other suggestions for activities (that I can print!) please share with me via email carolackroyd@tiscali.co.uk 

We have been liaising with Ivybridge Food Bank about providing support for those in need. Food banks are really struggling as people prioritise themselves. If you are able to donate food  locally it will be much appreciated. Financial donations can be made online to the Trussell Trust.

Many thanks to all the people who have volunteered, it is much appreciated . We are in this for the long haul and you will be needed. Can I also thank my fellow councillors for all they are doing.

C L Ackroyd

PARISH COUNCIL – CORONAVIRUS (COVID 19) INFORMATION – POST 3

The government advice on isolating yourself and family if you show symptoms has been updated today (Monday 16/03) as has advice on isolation/shielding for over 70's and those with underlying health problems.

The link to this advice is - https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/

If you believe that you might need support from the community at some point with collecting medication, food etc. please contact Cllr Andrew Hollett, details below. If you have neighbours or friends who may not be accessing this site but you feel they may benefit please ask them to contact Andrew or give permission for you to do so.

If you are willing to be a Community Volunteer to help with the above or be willing to make regular phone contact to someone to ease the isolation please contact Cllr Trudie Timlin Brown also details below.

Cllr Andrew Hollett. Tel. 830361       andrew.hollett@btinternet.com

Cllr Trudie  Timlin Brown   Tel  830683  bathebrown@aol.com

As mentioned in our previous post we are aware that the level of media coverage can make this situation feel overwhelming and frightening leading to anxiety in people. If you are concerned or don't understand some of the terms in the media or advice sites Clr Baumer (Retired Consultant) and Di Baumer ( Retired Public Health Nurse) have kindly offered to give telephone or email advice. They can be contacted as detailed below. This is NOT an alternative to receiving individual advice from your GP or Specialist Medical Care Team. It is part of our broader community response.

Dr H. Baumer  830274  harry@luson.plus.com

Di Baumer  830274   dianaebaumer@googlemail.com

Many people will have stocked up on staples but be finding fresh produce more difficult. Holbeton Village Stores already delivers milk and will be happy to deliver vegetable boxes/bags. Please discuss with Jack Purkis. 830246 or holbetonvillagestores@outlook.com

If you plan on using supermarket deliveries it may be prudent to arrange an account now if you do not already have one. Ocado for example is only delivering to existing customers and not accepting new customers at present.

For those who have a laptop or mobile phone they can be an invaluable way of maintaining contact with family and friends, locally, nationally or internationally. Many of us have them but are unsure of how to use these features to for example make video calls so we can chat for example with grandchildren. Jack Purkis has kindly offered to help anyone who would like to set up a What's app group on an android mobile phone. Pete Stevens (Tel 830780 petestevens150@gmail.com) and Lance Howarth (Tel 07990 512720 Lance.g.howarth@gmail.com) can assist with setting up Skype, What's App and Facetime on laptops and phones. Andrew Hollett can also offer help in this area if needed. There is also advice/tutorials on you tube that are easy to follow.

C L Ackroyd

Parish Council – Coronavirus (Covid 19) information – Post 2

As many of you will be aware the government updated its advice regarding coronavirus on Thursday. The updated advice is available by following the link below.

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

The updated advice is that you should stay at home if you have a high temperature  or/and have a new continuous cough. In this situation you do not need to contact your GP or NHS 111. This is to relieve the pressure on these services  so they can concentrate on the most vulnerable and seriously ill people. You must  contact these services if you are struggling to cope at home or you still have symptoms after 7 days.

The advice on how to manage staying at home is available by following the link below.

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

If anyone is staying at home and needs support in collecting shopping or medication please contact the Parish Councillors named below.

Cllr Andrew Hollett. Tel. 830361       andrew.hollett@btinternet.com

Cllr Trudie  Timlin Brown   Tel  830683  bathebrown@aol.com

We are aware that the level of media coverage can make this situation feel overwhelming and frightening leading to anxiety in people. If you are concerned or don't understand some of the terms in the media or advice sites Clr Baumer (Retired Consultant) and Di Baumer ( Retired Public Health Nurse) have kindly offered to give telephone or email advice. They can be contacted as detailed below. This is NOT an alternative to receiving individual advice from your GP or Specialist Medical Care Team. It is part of our broader community response.

Dr H. Baumer  830274 harry@luson.plus.com

Di Baumer  830274 dianaebaumer@googlemail.com

C L Ackroyd

Parish Council. Coronavirus (Covid 19) information – Post 1

Message from the Parish Council

Although Holbeton can often feel remote we are very likely to be affected by this virus. This may mean people who are vulnerable needing to self isolate or people actually becoming unwell. As a community the council is sure we will all attempt to support each other. Please be aware of neighbours who are vulnerable and may need assistance even if it is only a phone call to check all is well. There is a lot of misinformation available online and in some parts of the media. Please take advice from official sites. We attach links below to the NHS advice for all and a link to HSE advice for businesses.

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

https://www.hse.gov.uk/news/coronavirus.htm

For those who have been or will be advised to self isolate the current advice is available at the link below.

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

Holbeton Village Stores have offered to take orders by telephone or email ( for those affected) and make deliveries -probably in the evenings.

They can be contacted on 830246 or holbetonvillagestores@outlook.com

C L Ackroyd