Your Weekly Update
Message from Glenys Kyle, group coordinator:
‘The Horley CV Liaison group has been meeting regularly, but virtually of course, rather than face to face, and here is a summary of what we have been up to.
We have now distributed an information leaflet to all homes in the village, and I hope you have had a chance to read it. A good number of you have already been in touch with suggestions and offers of support for the village – thank you so much. Just to remind you, here are the contact details for the group:
email: firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 01295 738334 or 07872 930030.
Our volunteer network is strong and growing by the minute, and through that group we now have arrangements in place for the collection of prescriptions for vulnerable people in Horley, as well as more general support with shopping and so on.
We are continuing to do what we can to keep track of any concerning changes in people’s health in the village. The position is the same as last week. We know of no known case of COVID19 here in Horley.
Di Marriott has been updating Horley Views with other developments. You may have seen that like all other churches, ours is now closed until further notice. On a more positive note, the Dun Cow (Hornton) is offering a new delivery service for take-away meals. Should anyone be interested, the menu is available on Horley Views and on the Dun Cow’s own website. And of course, our own Red Lion continues to offer a much-valued drinks take-away service for all in the village.
Thank you for all your help and cooperation. We really appreciate it and feel sure the village as a whole will benefit from it in the weeks ahead. We hope you welcome this weekly update, and will do our best to keep you informed on a weekly basis during these troubled times’.
Takeaway service to be trialled for a week
This week’s Guest beer is Farmers ‘Irish Dexter’ – described as ‘A deep red coloured ale with a malty, sweet flavour and a dry finish’. Delicious!
‘We hope this service has benefit to the general well being of our community in difficult times. We will trial it for a week to judge the response.’
See poster below for information.
About Your Local Support Group
Message from Glenys Kyle, group coordinator:
‘The Horley CV liaison group is now established, with Di and David Marriott, Alison Tite and Glenys Kyle as members. Together we have lines of communication with all the main groupings in the village, thanks to many others here who together make this village what it is. We will shortly be distributing a simple information leaflet throughout the village, so please look out for it. It contains contact details for the group for all in Horley to use if they need to get in touch: ie email: email@example.com, or call 01295 738334 or 07872 930030.
Meanwhile, rest assured that we have mapped all homes and all known family units in Horley, and worked with others to identify those known to be vulnerable. We are doing our best to navigate our way around everyone’s data protection and information rights, hoping to strike the right balance, and certainly we will not be disclosing anyone’s personal data to anyone, without specific permission. We already have a small band of willing volunteers to help those needing help, and of course welcome any others who wish to volunteer.
Currently, we have a small handful of people in the village who are self-isolating or where the family unit is in quarantine for cautionary reasons, but no known case of coronavirus – so far as we are aware. We would like anyone considering themselves vulnerable to get in touch, using the telephone number or email address shown above, so that we can be sure that you are supported. Similarly, it would be helpful to know of anyone who believe themselves to have the virus symptoms, so that we can keep track, on a confidential basis. We appreciate that some people will not want to tell us, and of course you may choose not to.
Thank you for all your help and cooperation. We really appreciate it and feel sure the village as a whole will benefit from it in the weeks ahead.’
Please be aware that Cafe Church is cancelled this Sunday (March 15th) as a Coronavirus (Covid-19) precaution.
Message from Neighbourhood Watch on coping with the Coronavirus outbreak:
Dear Neighbourhood Watch supporters,
You will all be aware of the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. Neighbourhood Watch exists to look out for communities across England and Wales and at a time like this we encourage you to consider ways to keep yourself, your loved ones and those in your community safe, particularly the isolated and vulnerable. We are following the advice from the government and encourage you to do the same: https://www.gov.uk/government/topical-events/coronavirus-covid-19-uk-government-response
10 ways you, as a Neighbourhood Watch supporter, can protect yourself, your loved ones and your community:
- Meet with household members, other relatives, friends and neighbours to discuss what to do if a COVID-19 outbreak occurs in your community and what the needs of each person will be.
- If your neighbourhood has a website or social media page, consider joining it to maintain access to neighbours, information, and resources. Alternatively, share phone numbers and email addresses particularly with those who are isolated or vulnerable.
- Consider establishing a ‘buddy’ system within your community to ensure everyone stays connected to COVID-19 related news, services and can receive support safely, such as essentials deliveries.
- Plan ways to care for those who might be at greater risk for serious complications.
- Choose a room in your home that can be used to separate sick household members from those who are healthy.
- Learn how to self-isolate. Guidance can be found on the NHS website: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/self-isolation-advice/
- Create a list of local organisations that you and your neighbours can contact in the event that one of you need access to information, healthcare services, support, or resources. Consider including organisations that provide mental health or counselling services, food, and other supplies.
- Create an emergency contact list of family, friends, neighbours, healthcare providers, teachers, employers, the local public health department, and other community resources.
- Learn about the emergency operations plan at your child’s school or childcare facility, and your employer’s emergency operations plan.
- Practice everyday preventive actions including regular hand washing.
- The NHS provides guidance on how to wash hands: https://www.nhs.uk/live-well/healthy-body/best-way-to-wash-your-hands/.
- The World Health Organisation provides guidance on basic protective measures: https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019/advice-for-public
- The Centre for Disease Control and Prevention provides guidance on handwashing for families https://www.cdc.gov/handwashing/handwashing-family.html
Please note: whilst we encourage you to follow advice from UK Government we are also sharing links to organisations such as the Centre for Disease Control and Prevention an agency which works 24/7 to protect the safety, health, and security of America from threats here and around the world. Some of our key points above have been sourced from: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/home/get-your-household-ready-for-COVID-19.html.
The Centre for Disease Control and Prevention also published (14th February 2020) Interim Guidance for Preventing the Spread of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) in Homes and Residential Communities which you may find useful: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/hcp/guidance-prevent-spread.html.
Regards and keep well,
Central Support Team at Neighbourhood Watch