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Updated  29/11/20201

COVID-19 – National and Local Case rate data

Unfortunately  COVID-19 and variants are  still with us, please take care and behave responsibly to your fellow Parishioners.

The government updates its COVID-19 case rate data daily. You can view this information and check COVID-19 case rates in your local postcode area here: https://coronavirus.data.gov.uk/

COVID-19 data for Wiltshire schools, hospitals and care homes, is available here: https://www.wiltshire.gov.uk/public-health-coronavirus  

Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19): NORTH NEWNTON PARISH COUNCIL
Coronavirus Community Support

Hello all, hoping you are coping in these difficult times? We just want to say PLEASE DO NOT hesitate to contact one of us (details below) for ANY HELP you might need; NOTHING  is too big or too small so please ASK.

Do you need help with essential shopping, collecting medicines or errands, lift to doctors appointment? Please contact any of us for help (details below please scroll down) – We will try and organise support from our Villages.

Bottlesford Area &  Hilcott Area – Please contact Gill Tatum 07979 866387 or email clerk@nnpc.org.uk

North Newnton Area – please contact Marcus Stoneham 07467 535622 or email chair.northnewnton.pc@gmail.com

Any General Enquires please contact Gill Tatum 07979 866387 or email clerk@nnpc.org.uk

BE SAFE, BE ISOLATED BUT DON’T BE ALONE, PLEASE CALL US FOR HELP AND SUPPORT

The most up to date advice can be found at https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/

Thanks all for your support,
North Newnton Parish Council & Volunteers

Don’t delay seeking medical help because of coronavirus

People living in Wiltshire are being advised not to let worries about coronavirus stop them asking for medical help for themselves or their children if they become ill, have a serious accident or have a concern about their health.They are also being warned that not seeking medical help for symptoms that could be the early warning signs of serious conditions such as cancer could be putting lives at risk.

“While it may seem that coronavirus has put a stop to most aspects of everyday life, the one thing it hasn’t stopped is what’s going on inside our bodies,” she says. “Now more than ever, we need to pay attention to anything that isn’t normal and seek help early on.

“For example, if you notice blood when going to the toilet, or if you’ve found a lump that wasn’t there previously, or if you’ve just noticed something odd that is causing you to worry, you need to speak to your GP.

“Should the symptom be the early warning sign of something serious like cancer, that delay in seeking help could have serious implications for how successful possible treatments may be.”

Although GP practices across the region have adopted new ways of working, such as establishing isolated clinics for potential coronavirus patients, the practices themselves are still open to offer care, treatment, advice and peace-of-mind.

The same also goes for emergency departments at the three hospitals in Bath, Swindon and Salisbury, all of which continue to be open 24 hours a day for people with a genuine and life-threatening health concern.

Additionally, all healthcare facilities in the region, as well as those elsewhere in the country, have put in place stringent infection control measures to ensure that the risk of contracting coronavirus while visiting a hospital or GP surgery remains low.

Mental Health Support
Please check out this guide https://www.rehab4addiction.co.uk/coronavirus/mental-health-coronavirus 

A discussion about guarding mental health during the COVID-19 pandemic.

INFORMATION FROM THE JOB CENTRE

Please go to https://www.jobcentrenearme.com/ 
to  help  find your nearest Job Centre more easily.

INFORMATION ON TRAINING AND LEARNING

I’m Mary, I work as a partnership manager at Learnyay Learnyay helps adults find free education courses and training. By connecting them with ESFA and local authority funded colleges, schools and training providers in their area. With many people furloughed and self-isolating, we feel it’s more important than ever to raise awareness about free education courses and training.  Please LOOK AT THE FOLLOWING resources page –  It’s https://www.learnyay.co.uk 

 Home learning will help people make the most of their time and cope better with self-isolation. It will also improve their employment prospects at a time when many jobs are a risk.

Information from The Wiltshire Bobby Van Trust

During the current lockdown we would like to notify you of the services still available through The Wiltshire Bobby Van Trust to those over 60 or 18+ with a registered disability.

Our team of Home Security Operators are still securing the homes of victims of house crime and domestic abuse. Our office team are on hand to give telephone support and advice on a range of home security issues.  Please call 01380 861155 and leave a message, your call will be returned within a few hours during working hours.  Our operators are also delivering Personal Protective Equipment for Wiltshire Police across the County.

Our team of Stay Safe Online volunteers are available to offer telephone advice on a range of issues from improving cyber security awareness, to cyber and scam prevention advice and signposting to future advice and resources. Please call and leave a message on 01380 861191 and someone will get back you shortly.

WILTSHIRE CHARITY IS HELPING BEREAVED CHILDREN DEAL WITH THE CORONAVIRUS CRISIS 

Wiltshire Treehouse, a children’s bereavement charity that works across Swindon and Wiltshire, is seeking to raise awareness about the effect coronavirus could have on children and young people, and the help that it can offer. As well as bringing back difficult feelings for children who have already experienced the death of someone special, deaths caused by coronavirus will lead to more children losing a loved one.

“It’s really important for young people to get help with their grief if they are struggling, particularly because being in lockdown allows your mind to run away with itself.” says Chloe Robinson, a peer supporter with Wiltshire Treehouse who received help from the charity after her Grandad died. “It is normal to think about the people we have already lost, and to worry about losing more loved ones, but it is really scary to be thinking about these things and have no-one to talk to.”

Wiltshire Treehouse are using phone and online support to help those in need, at a time when face to face help is not possible. Kath Brownlee, Bereavement Service Lead says “We anticipate that deaths from the coronavirus will present some unique challenges for families and their children. Social distancing means that saying goodbye to loved ones can be difficult, and some deaths will be sudden and unexpected. We can provide young people with an outlet for their feelings, whilst assisting parents to better understand how to help their grieving child.”
Details on how families can get help from Wiltshire Treehouse can be found at www.wiltshiretreehouse.org.uk 
or contact  Katherine Brownlee Bereavement Service Lead
Email lead@wiltshiretreehouse.org.uk
01793 987105 / 0749 350 9750

Bonfires and COVID – 19

During the COVID -19 crisis we are asking residents to be sensitive to those living nearby and avoid having bonfires wherever possible. You can stockpile green waste, or use it to start composting to rot down material for use as a soil improver, or sign up for a garden green waste collection from Wiltshire Council or take it to the house hold recycling centre. 

Never burn garden waste that is still green or recently cut, and never burn any other household waste.
Allotment committees and users, as well as householders have a particularly important role in ensuring responsible behaviour by their members.

To report an incident of a problem bonfire please  Wiltshire Council through this link  contact us. or visit http://www.wiltshire.gov.uk/env-health-smoke-nuisance