Coronavirus Community Help in Cropwell Bishop

Are you unable to leave your home because of Coronavirus (Covid 19)?

Or are you an older person or someone with disability or impairment who needs someone to run errands – shopping or pick up a prescription etc?

Do you just want a friendly voice to talk to if you’re feeling isolated?
We can and want to help!

We are a group of residents of Cropwell Bishop who are coming together to help out in the community during a time where some people are experiencing difficulty in accessing what they need due to concern about getting ill. We would like to support the community that we live in and ensure that nobody is left isolated, worried or without what they need. We won’t ask anything of you in return, we just believe in helping each other in a time of difficulty. We are linked to the parish council.

If you would like to speak to us, or want to ask for help, please text or phone one of the following people from the village who will gladly arrange help for you:

Jo Wroughton, parish councillor, 07891 694541
Jan Towndrow, parish clerk, 07798 735757
Jane Miller 07815 699878 Sara Marshall 07764 254850
Neil Chadborn 07754 897024
Rachael Halpin 01159 892755 Carol Halpin 01159 890366

All of our volunteers have been advised on how to help you safely.

Please contact us – we don’t want anyone to feel alone.

On the back of this leaflet is some advice to help keep yourself safe.

Coronavirus safety advice

Here is some advice from doctors and health experts on how to reduce the risk of catching coronavirus, and how to deal with it if you or someone you know has it.

How can I prepare?
• Make sure you have enough paracetamol, aspirin, lemsip, or other medicine in your home in case you aren’t able to go out for a week or two.
• Have a back-up supply of cleaning products that you can use to disinfect your home.
• Keep a sufficient amount of food so that you and the people in your home won’t go hungry if you have to self-isolate.
• Arrange with someone you know who lives nearby to look after each other in case one of you gets sick.

What should I do to keep my home safe?
• Clean surfaces, light switches, door handles, and taps at least once a day with household detergent.
• Wash your hands as soon as you arrive home, and make sure people who visit you do the same. Also wash hands before eating, after using a tissue, after using the toilet, and if you need to touch another person.
• Try to keep gatherings of people to a minimum – this might mean cancelling a birthday party, Sunday lunch, or other occasions where you would usually be in a room with other people.

What should I do when I’m out and about?
• If you feel even mildly ill, or have been in contact recently with someone else who has become ill, avoid leaving the house, or going to public places.
• Keep a distance of at least a metre from other people in public.
• Always use a tissue to cover your mouth/nose when coughing.
• Avoid shaking hands, hugging, kissing, or bodily contact with other people.

What should I do if I start to feel ill?
• Stay at home: avoid work, pubs, cinemas, gyms or other public places where large groups of people gather.
• Maintain social distance – avoid coming closer than two metres or so from other people.
• Self-isolate. This means staying in a separate room from other people, and avoiding any direct contact with them wherever possible.
• If possible, use a separate bathroom to the other people in your home, and disinfect it with a bleach based cleaning product every day.
• If your symptoms get worse, or you start to feel difficulty breathing, contact a doctor.

All of these suggestions work: we can help limit the impact of coronavirus if we act now and act together!

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