Corona Virus Covid-19
The Parish Council would like to urge residents to follow the national advice with regards to corona virus. Daily updates can be found on;
It is recommended that advice is taken from this site as opposed to newspapers, social media or knowledge from others. This is an evolving real-time situation, so it is important to understand the most up to date advice.
As a community we will all be aware of neighbours, friends and family members who may be vulnerable and at risk, as well as lonely, so do what you can to help.
Pick up the phone. A daily check on people will not only help with ensuring safety and, if necessary medical intervention, it can also be a real boost for mental health. As this situation progresses, boredom and isolation can kick in so it is important to talk.
Assist your neighbours. You can leave them a postcard with your details on, offering to collect shopping, medication, walk the dog or to just offer a phone call. It is important that you manage your own personal health and safeguarding by not interacting directly with anyone who may already be ill.
Please make a note of your own requirements. In the event that you may be isolated or in need of medical assistance. It is important that anyone intervening can understand your health situation. Write down any allergies, medication requirements, underlying health conditions etc and place them somewhere visible or share with a neighbour or family member.
We are aware that some of the most vulnerable members of our community do not have access to social media, so please spread the word where possible.
In the event that you, or anyone you know within the village needs help and don’t have anyone who can help, The Community Car Scheme have kindly offered to be the central point of contact for anyone who is in isolation and has no other means of obtaining medication or essential food shopping. Because the CCS covers Bawdeswell and Foxley, these plans will cover both villages. If anyone else is available to offer assistance during this time, please let Jackie at the CCS know on 01362 688956.
Please follow advice given, although the measures being introduced may seem draconian, it is important to follow the national advice. If you feel ill, visit the website above and go from there.
Most importantly, stay safe out there, look out for each other. Residents are encouraged to stand together at this difficult time and together we can ensure that community spirit prevails.