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Coronavirus (Covid-19) Update

Following Government directions and for the protection of the Community all our buildings are closed and forthcoming events have been cancelled. 

Council meetings are going ahead, but are no longer being held face to face, instead will be held vitually using https://zoom.us  Please see Council Meetings page for agendas and further details.

Enquiries will be dealt with by telephone or email only
(full contact details may be found by going to the Staff Contact Details page).

Parish Centre:  01923 681443            Greenwood Park Community Centre:  01727 874867

Covid-19 – Government and Local Council Advice and Support

Coronavirus (COVID-19) – Government guidance on what you need to do

Stay alert

We can all help control the virus if we all stay alert. This means you must:

  • stay at home as much as possible
  • work from home if you can
  • limit contact with other people
  • keep your distance if you go out (2 metres apart where possible)
  • wash your hands regularly
  • wear face coverings in shops and on public transport

Do not leave home if you or anyone in your household has symptoms.

For more information click on the link below to the Government’s website pages:

Coronavirus (COVID-19): what you need to do

Coronavirus COVID-19 testing in Hertfordshire

There are 2 ways of getting a test. You can:

  • book an appointment at a drive-through or walk-through test site
  • ask for a home test kit – this will be delivered to your home

Tests are only effective if people are swabbed in the first three days of having suspected coronavirus symptoms and are available for:

To book a test, go online to www.gov.uk/coronavirus and enter your details.

Tell the NHS about your Experience of Coronavirus

The NHS has launched a survey which will help them understand more about how and where coronavirus (COVID-19) is affecting people currently.

By answering some quick questions you can help the NHS plan its response to coronovirus .

Link to NHS Coronavirus Status Checker

Government guidance

COVID-19: guidance on shielding and protecting people defined on medical grounds as extremely vulnerable

Click here for Information for shielding and protecting people defined on medical grounds as extremely vulnerable.

An easy read PDF Guidance document can be downloaded from the Govt pages or by clicking on the link below:

Easy read guidance on shielding March 2020

Communities 1st

Communities 1st’s job is to ensure people’s offers of help are directed to where it is most needed. Volunteers, charity and community groups and individual requests for support can be made on their website:  www.communities1st.org.uk

Additionally they are able to provide to guidance to groups and volunteers offering support. Visit their COVID-19 News and Updates page for the latest local Coronavirus (COVID-19) information and support.

Tel:  020 8207 5115 or
020 3559 3559

Email:  Help@communities1st.org.uk

#TeamHerts Volunteering

Hertfordshire Volunteering and People Assistance Cell

Residents, businesses, services and community groups who would like to volunteer can visit www.thvolunteering.org.uk

Residents who are in need of support from volunteers can visit www.hertshelp.net and fill in the online form, email info@hertshelp.net or call HertsHelp on 0300 123 4044.

St Albans District Council

SADC have published the first edition of the St Albans Healthy Hub Newsletter. It is packed with lots of information about health and wellbeing services n your community. It provides information about the support available during the COVID -19 crisis and tips on how to look after your physical and mental health during this difficult time.

Download the PDF Newsletter below:

St Albans Healthy Hub Newsletter

Grant Funding Scheme for Businesses affected by COVID-19

In response to the Coronavirus pandemic the Government have announced that all businesses
with a rateable value of £15,000 or less who receive Small Business Rate Relief or who are in the
retail, hospitality or leisure sector will be entitled to a non-repayable grant of £10,000.

Businesses in the retail, hospitality, leisure sector with a rateable value between £15,000 and £51,000
will be entitled to £25,000. These grants will be payable by Local Authorities.

If you believe you may be entitled to a grant, please go to www.stalbans.gov.uk/business-and-licensing to submit your details.

SSPC Allotment Buddy Scheme

 Contact SSPC if you have an allotment at Tippendell Lane, Watford Road or Park Street Lane Allotment Sites and would be able to help with watering and weeding for someone who is self isolating or if you need assistance with your allotment due to self-isolating.

Email
isabel@
ststephenparishcouncil.gov.uk

Tel  01923 681443

Community Support & Neighbourhood Assistance

The Parish Council are signposting local support here but do not endorse any of the information given and are not able to confirm the vetting process of any of the groups listed.

Groups and volunteers should note that Communities 1st are offering information, guidance and resources to help groups responding to the current crisis. Visit their COVID-19 News and Updates page for the latest local Coronavirus (COVID-19) information and support.

Neighbourhood Assistance in Bricket Wood

Residents working together with The Rotary Club, Neighbourhood Watch, St Luke’s Church and Bricket Wood Residents Association to co-ordinate a group of volunteers to offer basic help to those who have no family, friends or neighbours to support them.

If you live in Bricket Wood and are in isolation and need help or support you can contact us using the details below leaving your name, contact number, address and your request:

Tel  01727 260963

Email  help@bricketwood.org

St Luke’s Church Bricket Wood

St Luke’s are offering a helping hand, but more crucially if someone is bereaved, or needs someone to talk to, then please contact Revd Kylie Hodgins

Tel: 01923 971486

Email  kh2@gumnut.me.uk

Home deliveries of fruit and veg, milk and eggs 

Tel:  01923 674896
01923 661167
 

Email:  info@sparshott-fruiterers.co.uk 

Website:  www.sparshott-fruiterers.co.uk

Raj and Alan of Chiswell Green Post Office and Stores, are making home deliveries to elderly, vulnerable people and self-isolating local residents

Tel:  01727 854803 

Raj is making home deliveries to elderly and vulnerable people who are self-isolating in Park Street and How Wood 

Tel:  01727 874 455 

Mobile: 07843 330174 

Please phone to check stock availability and place an order

All Co-op stores are opening between 8-9am daily for vulnerable shoppers.  

Maria, Chiswell Green Store Manager, is giving NHS staff priority at any other time at the Chiswell Green store – if there is a queue they just need to show their NHS badge. 

All co-op stores are closing daily at 8pm 

Deliver 7 days a week  – no charge for orders over £20

Mobile:  07873 720826

Email:  valentinasitalian@gmail.com

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