THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC
Letter From Dr Sally Hiscock
7th January 2021
Dear Berwick Resident,
We all thought last year was bad but sadly this year has thrown us into very dark times indeed.
As a group, the Berwick Covid support committee, wanted to write to offer support to enable everyone in the village to stay safe by staying at HOME.
The change in the infectivity of the virus has brought the monster right to our doorsteps. The risk to our lives is probably 20 times greater than during the lockdown last spring.
I would suggest everyone over 65 years of age stays at home, even a trip to the supermarket should be viewed as a dangerous occupation.
That said GP surgeries are safe places to be seen and if you are called for vaccination, they start this week, you must go. It could literally be a life saver .
Please don’t ignore your general health. If you think you are having a heart attack or stroke you must call for help. Similarly, if you notice a new symptom, a lump or bump, blood in your urine or bowel, don’t put it on hold because of the virus, phone your GP.
The next three months are going to be a sad and difficult time but together, as the wonderful community we are, we can get through this. Think about your neighbours and don’t be afraid to ask for help. Everyone likes a chat over the garden wall so let’s all use the telephone to talk to each other.
Please be careful who, if anyone, enters your home even family members can bring that unwanted virus.
SO STAY SAFE STAY HOME BUT DONT BE ALONE - PICK UP THE PHONE .
Roll on summer
Dr Sally Hiscock