We are surrounded by news relating to the Coronavirus and trying to sift thorough it all is not an easy task. The Coronavirus is a type of virus. As a group, coronaviruses are common across the World. Generally, Coronavirus can cause more severe symptoms in people with weakened immune systems, older people and those with long term conditions including diabetes, cancer and chronic lung disease.
The Parish Council is taking steps to be pro-active in the need to collate and disseminate information. It is believed that at some point in the future we will be asked by a Government Department to supply a list of vulnerable people within the Parish. As all the Parish Councillors are very local we can have a good guess at compiling a list of our ‘at greater risk’ parishioners. There is still the chance that we might accidentally miss someone. There are also those that may not wish to be included in this.
If you know of or think someone should be on our list of ‘at greater risk’ please text or email the Parish Clerk. All the information obtained will be kept secure at all times. Ideally a name with contact details (phone, email or both). If, at a later date, we require more detail at least we can contact those people directly.
The Parish Council has also been advised to encourage people to check on information using the Government websites:
SOURCES OF ADVICE
The Coronavirus situation is fast-moving and there is an increasing amount of misinformation online. We should be using government advice to inform decisions and be checking that advice regularly.
· Public Health England has FAQs that will be updated regularly.
· This guidance, developed with the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, aims to assist employers and businesses in providing advice to their staff.
· You may find the advice from ACAS useful in considering any employment-related matters that may impact your local council.
· For further reading, the Local Government Association has published a very useful list of different government advice source.
Please send your information in asap so that we respond to any Government directive in a speedy manner.