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Coronavirus (COVID-19) is an illness which can affect the lungs and airways.
Symptoms of Coronavirus include fever and respiratory symptoms including coughing, sneezing, and shortness of breath.
Generally, coronavirus can cause more severe symptoms in people with weakened immune systems, older people, and those with long-term conditions like diabetes, cancer and chronic lung disease
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http://www.worcestershire.gov.uk/coronavirusWahWHAT IS CORONAVIRUS?

What is Coronavirus?

Coronavirus (COVID-19) is an illness which can affect the lungs and airways.

Symptoms of Coronavirus include fever and respiratory symptoms including coughing, sneezing, and shortness of breath.

Generally, coronavirus can cause more severe symptoms in people with weakened immune systems, older people, and those with long-term conditions like diabetes, cancer and chronic lung disease

For information on Cornavirus in Worcestershire visit: http://www.worcestershire.gov.uk/coronavirus

For information from Wychavon District Council including business rate grants visit https://www.wychavon.gov.uk/community-and-living/coronavirus-covid-19-update

 

Evesham Town Council and the Coronavirus

Evesham Town Council is remaining up-to-date on the current outbreak of Coronavirus and continues to take the latest information, instruction and advice from Public Health England and the NHS.

Our aim remains on providing the best possible services to residents with a focus on maintaining our cemeteries and green spaces, and supporting Wallace House, of which the Town Council is the corporate trustee, in their Covid 19 relief efforts.  We have supported Wallace House with staffing resources and vehicles to assist them in delivering their food parcels and continually work with them in their administration.  We thank all the volunteers and staff both at Wallace House and all over Evesham for their amazing and selfless work.  We also thank all frontline workers in the NHS, shops, delivery drivers, refuse collectors, etc etc who are helping us all at this time. 

The Almonry museum and Tourist Information Centre are closed, as is the Town Council office and Town Hall.  The majority of staff are working from home and phone calls to the Town Council office are diverted to an officer’s mobile during opening hours.  Please accept our apologies if you call is not answered first time.

Though the Town Hall is closed, we of course will reopen it in the near future and we are happy to take booking enquiries should you have one.

Currently our allotments and green spaces remain open.  However, we ask that you do not congregate there and observe all the government guidance on social distancing etc.  We have put up notices at our allotments advising tenants on best practise. 

The cemetery also of course remains open. We are investing as much resources as possible into preparing where possible for what is anticipated at the same time following national guidelines. Funerals are currently restricted to 10 people attending (excluding officials, clergy etc) with social distancing being observed.  Again, we have put up notices at the cemeteries advising on social distancing etc and asking people not to congregate.  You will see our outdoor staff working really hard to ensure that these spaces remain as well maintained as possible.  Please treat them with respect and maintain a 2 metres distance if you need to speak to them. 

At present Town Council meetings and committee meetings will only take place on a ‘as required’ basis and will make use of Zoom internet conferencing platform.  This excludes the Planning and Estates Committee which is scheduled to meet every 3 weeks via Zoom in order to meet the Council’s obligation to respond to planning applications.  Agendas will be posted on the Council’s home page and included in the agendas are instructions on how you can join the meeting.

We are carefully monitoring the ever-changing situation regarding Coronavirus and will continue to be guided by Public Health England and the NHS.

Please all...stay safe.

Stuart Carter

Evesham Town Clerk 

 

The Community and Coronavirus

We know that there are many groups and volunteers in Evesham assisting local vulnerable people.  I you would like to publicise this then please email council@eveshamtowncouncil.gov.uk and we will add to this page.

If you would like some assistance from the Town Council then again please email council@eveshamtowncouncil.gov.uk.

 

Evesham and Distirct Mental Health Services

EDMHS are providing  support if you are struggling at this time.  Email address and phone contact details can be found at https://edmhss.org/

 

Allotment Holders and the Coronavirus

The following is taken from the NALSG

Covid 19 Emergency Measures

Any plot-holder who is self isolating because a household member is ill with corona-virus should not be visiting the site.

It is important that anyone attending the allotment takes care to stay the appropriate distance from others, avoid body contact and wash hands at taps, do not wash hands or use detergents in the water tanks and please pay attention to notice boards.

It is essential that no un-authorised people are allowed onto the plots for the duration of this emergency.  Careful consideration should be given to introducing anyone over 70, those with underlying illness or pregnant women.

We are living through a crisis, the likes of which none of us has experienced before, not since war time has the community spirit that exists on allotment sites been more important.  Please remember to look out for one another during these very difficult times.

Members should take the following precautionary measures :

Keep hand sanitiser in your shed and wash your hands regularly

Use hand sanitiser before opening and closing any gate locks

Observe “Social Distancing” with each other 2-3 metres

Do not share tools

Minimise the contact with each other for example no handshakes

Do not wash your hands in water troughs

We recommend that all communal facilities are closed

If you have livestock on the site and must visit  twice a day, take a photograph on your phone of your livestock, based on what is happening in other countries you may  eventually have to print off a government form to leave the house but if challenged it would be good to be able to show a photograph of where you are going.

Plan ahead to ensure that you have food and medication delivered to you during this time

Stay away from vulnerable individuals such as the elderly and those with underlying health conditions as much as possible

If you display any symptoms of coronavirus stay at home and self-isolate for at least 14 days or until symptoms have passed.

We must all consider vulnerable families, friends and fellow plot-holders and give assistance where needed.

Government advice about the Coronavirus is updated on a regular basis at this link.

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-information-for-the-public