Parish E-Notice Board
Chairman's letter to residents
The government's main source of advice on coronavirus includes information on social distancing and links to a wide range of other information. If you are experiencing any symptoms of coronavirus illness (Covid-19) or are at risk of severe illness if you catch coronavirus, then you must stay at home and follow the latest guidance from Public Health England.
Click on the link for the government's answers to the most frequently asked questions (FAQ) about what you can and can't do during the coronavirus outbreak.
(FAQs first published Sunday 29th March)
'The government's priority is to save lives and the best way to protect yourself and others from illness is to stay at home. However, exercise is still important for people's physical and mental wellbeing, so the government has said people can leave their homes for exercise once a day.'
'Please use the following guidance in order to stay safe:
- stay local and use open spaces near to your home where possible – do not travel unnecessarily
- you should only go outside alone or with members of your own household
- keep at least 2 metres apart from anyone outside your household at all times
- gatherings of more than two in parks or other public spaces have been banned and the police will enforce this
- if you have a garden, make use of the space for exercise and fresh air
- take hygiene precautions when you are outside, and wash your hands as soon as you are back indoors'
(Published by DEFRA 27th March 2020)
The coronavirus situation is moving fast. Please read the latest government advice to inform your decisions - and recheck that advice regularly, as it keeps changing.
Further businesses and premises to close
Government has revised its list of all retailers selling non-essential goods and other non-essential premises to close, as part of further social distancing measures.
(Updated Wednesday 25th March 2020)
- The government's main source of advice on coronavirus includes information on the social distancing alongside a wide range of other information
- To keep up-to-date with government information sign up to their Covid-19 response bulletin
- Public Health England (PHE) has FAQs that will be updated regularly
- The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy guidance aims to assist employers and businesses in providing advice to their staff
- The Information Commissioners Office (ICO) '...will take into account the compelling public interest in the current health emergency' and has produced further guidance around data protection and coronavirus