Enstone Parish

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Click here to go to Government Advice latest information.

Click here for a Covid-19 information sheet from Robert Courts, MP for Witney & West Oxfordshire. He can be contacted here: robert@robertcourts.co.uk.

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HELP FOR VILLAGERS DURING CORONAVIRUS THREAT

It is essential, in times like this, that we ensure all in our community are supported. This note gives details of help and support that is available in the Enstone parish community.

ENSTONE COVID-19 COMMUNITY SUPPORT GROUP (Facebook)

Click here to join the Enstone COVID-19 Community Support Group, where those that wish to, can offer help to neighbours and those that need it can ask. If you are able to help either join the group and look out for requests for help or pick up a #viralkindness postcard from inside Adam’s Stores (also available to print on the FB group) to put through your neighbour’s doors.

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ADAMS OF ENSTONE

The shop remains open, whilst limiting the numbers of shoppers in store.

A message from Tony at Adams of Enstone village shop - 'Please do not use the shop as a source for panic buying as some people clearly are. Mostly customers we are seeing haven't been in the shop before. If people remain calm we will get through this'

Click here to go to Adams of Enstone Facebook Page for the latest information.

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DELIVERIES

If you need help with deliveries, download this Need Deliveries Please poster and attach to your window or door, so it is visible from the road. The poster will alert neighbours to your situation and help will be at hand. We will be relying on the immediate community (i.e. all of us who are able) to look out for these posters.

If you see a poster in a neighbour’s window and are willing to help:

  1. Post a note through their letterbox explaining you would be willing to help deliver food or household provisions, collect prescriptions or post mail. Give your name and number and be prepared to be in phone contact with them.
  2. It is important that any deliveries should be left on the doorstep for the person to retrieve, so call, step well back and wait to make sure deliveries are collected.

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ENSTONE PARISH COUNCIL

The council is still working, helping the community and meeting by video conferencing. The following members of Enstone Parish Council are available and happy to help:

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WEST OXFORDSHIRE DISTRICT COUNCIL - WODC

For the latest information and advice on services from West Oxfordshire District Council (WODC) go to www.westoxon.gov.uk/coronavirus.



CHARLBURY MEDICAL CENTRE INFORMATION

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From Monday 30th March 2020

GPs continue to assess patients’ needs over the phone. Only patients who have been invited to attend the surgery will be admitted to the surgery.

If you have been asked to attend the surgery: Ring the doorbell. The GP or Nurse will meet you. Your temperature will be taken. You will be assessed to ensure that you are free of symptoms of COVID- 19 before being admitted to the building.

Dispensary and Prescriptions

Practice staff are working in unprecedented circumstances.

Only call the surgery if you really need to. The surgery receives many calls from patients who are well but worried. The NHS website www.nhs.uk has full up to date information which is easy to understand about COVID -19 and many other health problems. Please use it.

The Surgery and all members of the NHS are working to care for us and protect us, our family and friends – Please be patient, polite and kind.

When this emergency is finally over and it is safe to do so, services will return to normal.



CHIPPING NORTON MEDICAL CENTRE INFORMATION

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From Monday 30th March 2020

In the interest of the health and wellbeing of our patients and our team at Chipping Norton Health Centre, we will be suspending all UNNECCESSARY face to face appointments for the foreseeable future to minimise the risk of spreading coronavirus.

Our GP’s will be working closely with the Care Navigation team to ensure all patients that absolutely NEED to be seen, are seen.

ROUTINE APPOINTMENTS

We will be cancelling any face to face appointments that are routine. We will be operating a telephone triage system for any appointments being requested that are not URGENT. Any GP may phone you back and it will be within the week that you have requested the call back you will not be given a specific time for a return call.

URGENT CARE

We will be operating a telephone triage system for all URGENT on the day conditions. If you need to be examined the triaging clinician will determine this.

IF YOU THINK YOU MAY HAVE CORONAVIRUS

Please visit: www.111.nhs.uk/service/covid-19 for advice in the first instance.

If you have an appointment booked in the next few weeks we will be contacting you to arrange an alternative solution to a face to face appointment.

PLEASE DO NOT PHONE THE HEALTH CENTRE REGARDING ANY PRE-EXISTING BOOKED APPOINTMENTS. WE WILL PHONE OR TEXT YOU.

The criteria for self-isolating has changed. If you have a new cough or high temp stay at home in isolation for 7 days or until your symptoms have gone. DO NOT ATTEND THE HEALTH CENTRE.

If you are living with someone and they start to show signs of coronavirus symptoms you must self-isolate for 14 days or if you begin to show symptoms yourself, until the symptoms have gone.

If you need a repeat prescription please request online via the patient access portal.



UPDATE ON HOSPITAL VISITING


Oxford University Hospitals.

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From Monday 23rd March No visitors will be allowed into hospitals with the following exceptions:


Oxford Health Foundation Trust

(which covers mental health, community hospitals and community therapies).

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Vulnerable Residents

Oxfordshire County Council (OCC) have a direct number you are able to contact if a vulnerable resident needs help. There is a simple point of contact for any struggling resident. OCC have a team of officers on hand, Monday to Friday 8am to 8pm and Sat and Sun 9am-5pm.

The number for West Oxfordshire is 01865 897 820 or email: shield@oxfordshire.gov.uk 



Citizens Advice - West Oxfordshire

Lines are busy, so start by visiting www.citizensadvice.org.uk. If an answer cannot be found, call the Adviceline on 0300 330 9049.

Citizens Advice West Oxfordshire is keen for people to know that the charity is still here for everyone. Citizens Advice is not able to provide face-to-face advice but is bolstering the Adviceline telephone service to help anyone who is in need of advice.

Citizens Advice website is constantly updated with the latest advice on what the coronavirus could mean for people on topics such as:



Age UK Oxfordshire

Telephone support service for older people and carers

A new telephone support service has been launched by Age UK Oxfordshire and Action for Carers Oxfordshire. The aim is to offer advice and assistance to older people and carers. The service will provide a friendly weekly telephone call and an opportunity to help, or if appropriate direct people to other sources of help.

Call: 01865 411 288. Leave your name and phone number. Your call will be returned as soon as possible.



Community First Oxfordshire (CFO)

The CFO office itself is now closed and staff are working from home. They all have access to email and if you are unsure as to the correct email address, please forward to: info@communityfirstoxon.org and they will direct your email to the most appropriate person (or ask someone to give you a call).

Direct phone calls are currently more limited: please phone: 07935 888 638. if you need to speak to someone. visit the website at www.communityfirstoxon.org.



Government Business Support

For the Government Business Support Hotline call: 0300 456 3565

For the Universal Credit Hotline call: 0800 328 5644

The breakdown of all the financial support currently available for individuals and business can be found here: www.gov.uk/government/publications/support-for-those-affected-by-covid-19



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