Ryhall Parish Council wants to ensure that anyone in the community needing help can be assisted during the Coronavirus emergency.
If you are in self isolation and have no one close by to help you, or you know of a friend or neighbour in a similar position, here are some people who may be able to help:
David Wilby, County and parish councillor, is our Emergency Action Coordinator. Phone 01780 482915 / 07551 905618.
For goods or newspapers, call Miranda Amies at Ryhall Village Stores on 01780 763572 before 1pm.
Prescriptions can be collected for you from Sheepmarket or Wharf Road surgeries. Ring Debbie Rolfe on 01780 751999 (Green Dragon pub) between 10am and 11.30am
Belmesthorpe Neighbourhood Watch has offered to assist.
Volunteers are welcome. Please let David Wilby know if you are not at risk yourself and can assist in any way.
This is the time for us all to help our neighbours.
With community support, we will be able to do our best to care for the elderly and most vulnerable in our parish.
Here are two links with helpful advice:
Government advice is to follow these main guidelines:
The most common symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19) are recent onset of a new continuous cough and/or high temperature. If you have these symptoms, however mild, stay at home and do not leave your house for 7 days from when your symptoms started. You do not need to call NHS 111 to go into self-isolation. If your symptoms worsen during home isolation or are no better after 7 days, contact NHS 111 online. If you have no internet access, you should call NHS 111. For a medical emergency dial 999.
Wash your hands more often than usual, for 20 seconds using soap and hot water, particularly after coughing, sneezing and blowing your nose, or after being in public areas where other people are doing so. Use hand sanitiser if that’s all you have access to.
To reduce the spread of germs when you cough or sneeze, cover your mouth and nose with a tissue, or your sleeve (not your hands) if you don’t have a tissue, and throw the tissue away immediately. Then wash your hands or use a hand sanitising gel.
Clean and disinfect regularly touched objects and surfaces using your regular cleaning products to reduce the risk of passing the infection on to other people.
At the current time and based on our understanding of what is known of COVID-19 and other similar respiratory viruses, it is likely that older people and those with chronic medical conditions may be vulnerable to severe disease. As more information emerges, recommendations may change.