Update: 19 February:
Covid Vaccinations - There is a growing resource of locally generated information and resources for people who may be hesitant about having their vaccine, with an emphasis on meeting the information, cultural and language needs of people from Black, Asian or other Minority Ethnic backgrounds. Thank you to those staff and community leaders who are championing the cause of the vaccine amongst their colleagues, friends and communities. You can view these resources for yourself Click Here
There is also scientific evidence and reassurance that COVID-19 vaccines have been rigorously tested on people of all backgrounds, cultures and communities, and are safe for all. Hertfordshire Care Providers Association have created many resources for residents to learn the facts Click Here
If you are aged 70 or over, clinically extremely vulnerable or a front-line health and social care worker who has not yet had your first COVID vaccination, you are now actively encouraged to contact the NHS and book your appointment without needing to wait for an invitation. Please use the online booking system or Call 119 if you are unable to go online. If a suitable and convenient slot is not available, call your GP practice for an appointment at your local GP-led site.
Even after a second dose of the vaccination, in order to protect yourself, your family, friends and colleagues, you must still follow public health advice at work, at home and when you are out and about: practise social distancing, wear a face-covering, wash your hands carefully and frequently and follow the current guidance Click Here
Hertfordshire United Against Coronavirus
Important information about support and advice on coronavirus available from the county council
Advice from Herts County Council COVID 19
For phone numbers and links for people who may have eligible care needs or who need support because they are self-isolating, and for links to important government information, as well as local information and guidance, click here
Advice and guidelines from the UK Government and World Health Organisation when out and about in the British countryside. Click here
Footpaths and Rights of Way
Please use the following guidance from Defra in order to stay safe when out in the British countryside:
Stay local and use open spaces near to your home where possible – do not travel unnecessarily.
You should only go outside alone or with members of your own household.
Keep at least 2 metres apart from anyone outside your household at all times.
Take hygiene precautions when you are outside, and wash your hands as soon as you are back indoors. Frequently clean and disinfect objects and surfaces that are touched regularly.
Follow the Countryside Code. Leave no trace of your visit and take your litter home. Keep dogs under effective control and leave gates as you find them or follow instructions on signs.
Respect other people and protect the natural environment. Remember your actions can affect people’s lives and livelihoods.
#TeamHerts volunteering network
Anyone currently using a social care service should expect that to continue, however they can speak to their care provider first or call on 0300 123 4042 for other urgent care needs. For other support, contact Herts Help on 0300 123 4044.
TeamHerts has prepared frequently asked questions for people with care and support needs which they can access on their website.
Hertfordshire County Council
For information on the following topics,
Frequently asked questions
Stay updated from trusted sources
Watch hand washing videos
Coronavirus toolkit for professionals
What to do if you think you have COVID-19
The symptoms of coronavirus are:
a high temperature
shortness of breath
But these symptoms do not necessarily mean you have the illness. The symptoms are similar to other illnesses that are much more common, such as cold and flu.
If you have symptoms of COVID-19 and think you are at risk, use the 111 online coronavirus service to find out what to do next. Do not go to a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital.
We strongly advise the public to read and consider the Government’s advice and to act accordingly. This can be found here
Hertfordshire County Council has produced a useful Frequently Asked Questions document. This can be found here
It appears the best measure to stop the virus spreading is to wash your hands frequently and thoroughly.
We would also ask that people do not indulge in panic-buying, which could disadvantage others - notably older residents.
KEEP CALM AND CARRY ON!
There is an offer of support by village residents for those who want to talk or need some practical
(non medical) help. The PDF file contains the details, or click here