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Dennington Parish Council offers help to those in self isolation

12 June 2020

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The Parish Council has offered to help any resident in the village who is in self isolation by offering to collect and door step deliver any prepaid groceries and medication.

Dennington Parish Council: Coronavirus Short Term Emergency

Following the announcement on Thursday 12th March the UK government has introduced additional measures which are designed to help contain the coronavirus. This will be for people who develop a new continuous cough and/or high temperature they will need to self-isolate. The advice is, if you have symptoms of coronavirus infection (COVID-19), however mild, do not leave your home for 7 days from when your symptoms started. This means you should remain in your home. Do not go to work, school, or public areas, and do not use public transport or taxis. 

  • this action will help protect others in your community while you are infectious
  • plan ahead and ask others for help to ensure that you can successfully stay at home
  • ask your employer, friends and family to help you get the things you need to stay at home
  • stay at least 2 metres (about 3 steps) away from other people in your home if possible
  • sleep alone, if possible
  • wash your hands regularly for 20 seconds, each time using soap and water, or use hand sanitiser
  • stay away from vulnerable individuals, such as the elderly and those with underlying health conditions, as much as possible

You do not need to call NHS 111 to go into self-isolation. If your symptoms worsen during home isolation or are no better after 7 days, contact NHS 111 online. If you have no internet access, call NHS 111. For a medical emergency dial 999

We realise that most people will have their own plans in place to deal with this, others may not.

However, if a resident finds they have to self-isolate for seven days or longer and he/she does not have any plans in place, the Parish Council has set up a scheme to pick up essential items, such as food or prescriptions, so that we may be able to help residents of Dennington who develop symptoms and who have to self-isolate.

Under this scheme, it may be possible for Councillors/volunteers to help by collecting and delivering to your home any pre-paid essential items, such as food and prescriptions from the nearby food store and doctor’s surgery. Please feel free to contact the allocated Councillor/volunteer for your part of the village from the list below and discuss with them how they may be able to help you.

Councillors/volunteers who are making themselves available can be contacted for your part of the Village from the list below:

  • Sam Steward. Dennington Place -- Lodge Cottages.
  • Nick Watts. From Church Junction - The Glebe -- Ivy House -- Park Gate Farm -- Fram Hall.
  • Matt Lunn. Laxfield Road to Dennington Lodge plus Hedgehogs.
  • John Calver. Owls Green to Dennington Hall.
  • Doris Dearing's area will be covered by Shirley Cunningham. Badingham Road (The Street) to Mill House.
  • Mary Mann. Clay Hill - Capons Green - Wood Farm. Due to self isolation, Mary's area will be covered by Jo Denton
  • Rebecca Smith. Maypole Green -- Fenton’s Farm -- to Severalls Cottage.
  • Robert Wardley. The Square, plus stand in relief for Councillors and volunteers who may be unavailable.

Please remember this is a short-term emergency collect and door-step delivery service only. The essential items that Councillors/volunteers are offering to deliver for you must be pre-paid in advance before they can be collected.

The Neathouse and Dennington Queen will also deliver food to you.

Vashti, from The Neathouse will take phone orders for bread, veg, meat and other goods and deliver to residents. Phone on 07496090976.
The Dennington Queen will also take orders for takeaways which can be collected or, if necessary, delivered to residents. Please call 638241 to discuss your requirements.

To find out about other suppliers in the area, please click here

It is important to support our local businesses at this difficult time!


Further information can be obtained by clicking on the links below:
https://www.gov.uk/government/topical-events/coronavirus-covid-19-uk-government-response
Robert Wardley Chairman