Things To Know
Can We Help?
We are a group of volunteers in Corscombe (coordinated by St Mary's Church Corscombe) seeking to help those who are isolated
because of the Covid-19 Virus Epidemic. This includes those over 70 years or have immune deficiency.
Many isolated people have relatives or friends who help them but if you, or a neighbour that you are concerned about, need support we will try and help with
- Practical tasks
- Collection - prescriptions etc
- Other tasks where we can
- Some volunteers are available for a chat or to pray with
If you need help please call St Mary's Direct on 07513 513894
For further information please regularly consult the following, which are being updated daily:
Further volunteers are always welcome please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you are able and willing to help- thank you
The Corscombe 5pm Wave
Thank you Debbie, Mick and Ruby Rix
Every day, at 5pm, neighbours are invited to stand in their front gardens and wave to each other.
It is a great opportunity to check all are OK, and to offer help where and when it is needed. It also provides a welcome opportunity to socialise, which is something to look forward to and helps deal with the stress of being confined.
Rules we must all follow
if we are to help flatten the peak demand on the NHS and minimise the spread of Covid-19
The Prime Minister has set an unprecedented lockdown on the UK - with effect from 23 March - forcing people to remain at home and banning gatherings of more than two people.
Police will have the power to enforce the strict new measures with fines. These rules will be reviewed in 3 weeks time
People are now only allowed to leave their homes for four reasons, with events such as weddings and baptisms banned
The four reasons you can now leave your home are:
shopping for basic necessities, as infrequently as possible
one form of exercise a day - for example a run, walk, or cycle - alone or with members of your household
any medical need, to provide care or to help a vulnerable person
travelling to and from work, but only where this is absolutely necessary and cannot be done from home
Shops selling non-essential items such as clothes and electronics must remain closed, including libraries, playgrounds and outdoor gyms, and places of worship
Supermarkets and food stores will stay open
People should use food delivery services where possible
People should not be meeting friends or family members who do not live in their home
All social events must stop, including weddings, baptisms and other ceremonies, but excluding funerals
Gatherings in public of more than two people who do not live together are prohibited