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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
FOR MORE INFORMATION PLEASE VISIT:
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

 

Evesham Town Council and the Coronavirus

 

Evesham Town Council has taken the unprecedented step in its recent history to close its office.  Following the government’s call to stay home and stay safe if possible, our staff are heeding this directive.  Staff will be working from home and therefore your call or email may not be answered or responded to as quickly as usual.  We would ask that rather than phoning us you email council@eveshamtowncouncil.gov.uk if you need to contact us.

Our outdoor staff have also been asked to step down and to only do essential work when required, therefore you may see a lack of grass cutting, planting etc over this period, please bear with us on this.

The Almonry is already shut and in line with government guidance will not be opening until we are told it is safe to do so.

All Council meetings and the Annual Town Meeting are cancelled until further notice.  All bookings at the Town Hall have been cancelled.

The Town Council has liaised with the Volunteer Centre to offer them our help with deliveries etc and we remain on standby if needed. 

We are taking the stay home, stay safe approach and we ask that unless you are a key worker that you do the same. 

 

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.

 

Allotment Holders and the Coronavirus

The following is taken from the NALSG

Covid 19 Emergency Measures

March 23rd, 2020

Following the instructions around movement and gatherings from the Prime Minister on 23 March 2020, we are consulting with central government but as we understand the situation at the moment it is still permitted to visit your plot, ideally on your own to take daily exercise. It is vitally important that you follow all the advice about social distancing and hygiene in the points below and not gather together on site.

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