The Coronavirus outbreak has touched everyone in some way. Media coverage of the subject is constant; guidelines and advice are updated on a daily basis. There is a vast amount of information available and it can be difficult to know where to start.
Here are some links to reliable and reputable sources of insight and guidance to help you stay safe and informed in these challenging times:
LOCAL NEWS AND HELP
- The Ivers Parish Council website is a great starting point for news, guidance and help available locally during the Coronavirus outbreak.
- IPC is running a Community Kindness scheme that can provide extra help - such as shopping or dog walking for example - for the elderly, vulnerable or those who are self-isolating. This includes provision of 'Community Kindness Kits' made up of donated provisions, packed and delivered by volunteers. If you want to donate any items for the kits (please see their published list) and cannot get to the IPC offices, our local drop-off point for Iver Heath is the Stag & Hounds in Church Road.
- In addition to the information available from IPC now, they will be adding a new page to their website shortly which will pull all the Coronavirus-related content into one place.
- If you have any questions, would like to volunteer to help, or if you need support, contact Lorraine on 01753 655331 or email CommsC19@iverparishcouncil.gov.uk.
- You can see and download the latest 'Update from your local Councillors' here.
- NHS for symptoms and health advice
- Buckinghamshire County Council Coronavirus information and advice
- Public Health England for posters and Coronavirus-related guidance materials (you will need to register or sign in to download materials)
- Coronavirus elderly advice: How can I help look after vulnerable relatives? informative article from The Telegraph (20th March 2020)
We are collaborating with Lorraine at the Ivers Parish Council on local updates and with volunteering assistance so that there is a central point of co-ordination. In the meantime, if you have any questions or suggestions where we can help, please do contact us.
We wish all of you in our community all the very best of health and spirit, and please remember to stay safe and to support those who are finding this time particularly challenging.