COVID-19 Information

Woodmancote Parish Council's Emergency Plan

 

Woodmancote Parish Council are very aware of the increased need to support vulnerable people in our community and ensuring the most vulnerable are kept safe and well during the coronavirus (COVID-19) situation. We have therefore activated our emergency plan and would appreciate help and support from the community in the following ways:

If you know of a vulnerable resident in our community, please do make the emergency coordinators aware of them. People at an increased risk of severe illness from COVID-19 include:

 

  • Aged 70 or older (regardless of medical conditions)
  • Under 70 with an underlying health condition listed below (i.e. anyone instructed to get a flu jab as an adult each year on medical grounds): Chronic (long-term) respiratory diseases, such as asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD); emphysema or bronchitis; Chronic heart disease, such as heart failure; Chronic kidney disease; Chronic liver disease, such as hepatitis; Chronic neurological conditions, such as Parkinson’s disease, motor neurone disease, multiple sclerosis (MS), a learning disability or cerebral palsy; Diabetes; Problems with your spleen – for example, sickle cell disease or if you have had your spleen removed; A weakened immune system as the result of conditions such as HIV and AIDS, or medicines such as steroid tablets or chemotherapy; being seriously overweight (a body mass index (BMI) of 40 or above); those who are pregnant
  • If you would like to volunteer to support the community during this time, please contact one of emergency co-coordinators. Please state how you would be willing to help, for example: Picking up shopping, picking up medication or even something as simple as making a friendly phone call can make a huge difference. Please also let us know if you have a relevant skill such as a medical background or social care.
Your Woodmancote Parish Council emergency coordinators are:
• Craig Dixon: Telephone: 07861 807249  Email: craigdixon1974@yahoo.com
• David Lewis: Telephone: 07394 533827  Email: davidlewis@innocent.com

 

 Useful links:

Link to COVID-19 information on Government website

For information on if you have COVID-19 symptoms and how to get tested go to  https://www.westsussex.gov.uk/fire-emergencies-and-crime/coronavirus-covid-19-advice-and-information/coronavirus-covid-19-testing/

Link to NHS website 

Link to NHS 111 website 

There are a number of local shops in Henfield that are offering free local delivery, click to view the list.

Horsham District council has started compiling a list of vulnerable people, this will allow the Government to prioritise help to those who need it most. If you
meet the criteria overleaf or know someone in our community who does please register at: https://digital.horsham.gov.uk/outreach/coronavirusrequest.ofml

Remember…
• No volunteer should ask for the exchange of money or bank card details
• Nobody should enter your property
• All items should be left at the doorstep
• If you have concerns with callers at your doorstep, please call Horsham District Council on 01403 215230 or 999 if it is an emergency and you feel at risk