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As you maybe aware Herefordshire Council have been developing a Talk Community Covid Response where they are sending every household in Herefordshire (88k) a letter focussed on the vulnerable people and the support they will need outside of their existing network. They have a central coordination centre with a dedicated telephone line for vulnerable people and volunteers to contact us and they will then link them back into the community organisations. There is already some fantastic community responses happening and the council can support the infrastructure through this response and provide community resilience.
Many of the wards and parishes have provided them with information of the community work being undertaken however there are some areas where they have little information, please do forward the team any community information on the email address below with the key coordinator.
The areas of support that will be coordinated are:
Picking up meds (DBS check needed)
Calling vulnerable people during this difficult time
People wishing to volunteer can register and vulnerable people needing support can register on the following link:
Herefordshire Council and its partners are well prepared to deal with the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). There are tried and tested procedures to prevent further spread and the NHS is very well prepared and used to managing infections.
You may receive or already had questions and queries from your community about the coronavirus. To help assist and support you signpost people to the most suitable sources of information please visit the Herefordshire Council website https://www.herefordshire.gov.uk/coronavirus. The website has links to a variety of guidance documents which you may find useful for people. We advise that you do not print or download guidance but use the links provided, which will be updated as required based on new information.
How you can help:
There are a number of message your Parish Council can do to help promote awareness.
Encourage people to wash their hands regularly with soap and water for a minimum of 20 seconds, especially before cooking and eating; after using the toilet and using public transport.
Remind people to ‘Catch it. Bin it. Kill it’: If you sneeze or cough remember to catch it with a tissue; bin it and kill it by washing your hands or using a hand sanitiser that contains at least 60% alcohol if soap and water isn’t available.
Advise people to follow PHE’s returning traveller advice: There are some countries and areas where there’s a higher chance of coming into contact with someone with coronavirus. If you have returned from travelling outside of the UK within the last 14 days please check and follow the PHE specific advice for returning travellers.
Add the ‘Catch it. Bin it. Kill it’ to your email signature (copy in my signature below): remind people to practice good respiratory and hand hygiene by adding the enclosed logo to the bottom of your email signature.
Signpost people to reputable sources of information: stay up to date and avoid misinformation by visiting and signposting people to the below web pages. Additional sources of general information:
For the latest, reputable sources of information about this coronavirus please visit and signpost the general public to the following websites:
Health advice about coronavirus: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/