31st March 2020
ULLESTHORPE PARISH COUNCIL
As you will be aware the situation with regard to the Coronavirus and the UK response to it is changing rapidly. What is clear is that as a community we need to help and protect those that are most vulnerable to the virus. The Parish Council is aware of and fully supports the initiatives in the village that have been implemented to ensure that all elderly and vulnerable people are still able to get their food, medicines and anything else they may need.
ULLESTHORPE CORONAVIRUS VOLUNTEER NETWORK
A network of volunteers has been formed and a leaflet giving details of the volunteers in your area was delivered on Sunday 22nd March. If you did not receive a leaflet call 01455 697 474. If you have your copy of the leaflet, then call one of the contacts named on the leaflet. Further information on the network can be obtained from the village website:
PARISH COUNCIL BUSINESS
The Parish Council are waiting for guidance from the National Association of Local Councils (NALC) as to how parish council business can be conducted in the coming weeks. Following Government advice, the Parish Council meeting scheduled for Monday 6th April will not take place. Any matters or concerns relating to the Parish Council should be addressed to the Parish Clerk, Katherine Clarke:
(t) 01788 869 007
The Parish Council also has a new website www.ullesthorpeparishcouncil.org.uk.
USEFUL TELEPHONE NUMBERS
- Ullesthorpe Coronavirus Volunteer Network – 01455 697 474
- Ullesthorpe Parish Clerk – 01788 869 007
- NHS111 – only call 111 if you cannot get help online
The following links provide useful, factual and regularly updated information on COVID-19:
- Follow the latest stay at home advice from the NHS
- Overview of Covid-19 – what is it?
- Common questions and answers on Covid-19 including advice for families, prevention, how its caught and spread, self-isolation, testing and treatment, foreign travel etc.
- Information from Harborough District Council regarding council services and the Coronavirus
- Information from Leicestershire County Council regarding council services and the Coronavirus
- This sort of incident could cause undue pressure and anxiety. The NHS Every Mind Matters website has some really simple useful tips and advice to support good mental health
Social media is a valuable tool at a time like this, but it can also contain misinformation and rumour which isn’t helpful. The following Twitter (www.twitter.com) accounts will be regularly posting out the latest factual advice and information related to COVID-19:
- Public Health England - @PHE_UK
- Department of Health and Social Care - @DHSCgovuk
- Harborough District Council - @HarboroughDC
- Leicestershire County Council - @LeicsCountyHall
- NHS England - @NHSEngland
- Leicestershire Police - @leicspolice
- Leicestershire Fire & Rescue Service - @LFRSFireControl