Talk Community Covid information

Talk Community sent out the following email on Jan 6th with details of various resources and information:

Dear All, 

Happy New Year to you, I hope you had a lovely Christmas and break. 

Following the announcement Monday you will be aware that we are now in a national lockdown and the number of cases across the country and county have increased over the previous weeks. 

In order to support people to remain at home the Talk Community Covid-19 helpline continues to operate for those more vulnerable residents who are unable to source support from family, friends or their local community with food supplies, medication delivery or befriending.  

The Talk Community helpline can also support registration for online shopping slots that have been allocated to Herefordshire with Tesco and Iceland and for CEV’s through the national system.  Please contact us or forward our contact details onto those requiring support to 01432 260027 or email talkcommunityhelpline@herefordshire.gov.uk or go to Coronavirus – Talk Community support for more information and to complete an online support form. 

The WISH website provides information on food and local suppliers. Contact NHS 111 for any urgent medication supplies. 

The lead link workers are in place and their contact details are:

PCN AreaLead Link WorkerE-mailPhone
EastTim WilliamsTimothy.Williams@herefordshire.gov.uk01432 383529/ 07792 881 512
NorthLorna WilliamsonLorna.Williamson@herefordshire.gov.uk01432 383189/ 07792880016
  SouthYvonne RichardsYvonne.Richards@herefordshire.gov.uk01432 260843/ 07792 882024
City (HMG/WBC)Philippa EllisPhilippa.Ellis@herefordshire.gov.uk01432 261900/ 07792 881718

 Herefordshire Voluntary Organisations Support Service (HVOSS) continues working as part of the ‘Talk Community Herefordshire COVID-19 Response’ to help ensure all members of the community are supported, for as long as is needed. Volunteers can Register here and roles include -Vaccination Programme Support (non-medical), Shopping for food and essentials, Collecting prescriptions, Leaflet Distribution, Check in and chat.

Local Community groups offering support to residents through the pandemic that need extra volunteer help can e-mail talkcommunity@hvoss.org.uk or call 01432 343932.  The latest National Covid guidance is available on the Government website.  The Lockdown stay at home section details which businesses and venues should close or can stay open, including specifics in relation to community facilities i.e. play areas, which are able to stay open. Herefordshire Council Coronavirus information is updated regularly.

The weekly summaries about the impact of Covid-19 in Herefordshire are available, as published, each Friday. 

Please also see below a number of useful links during this time:

COVID-19: Guidance for the safe use of multi-purpose community facilities – Guidance for those managing community centres, village halls and other community facilities on safely re-opening multi-purpose buildings. Updated: 5 January 2021

Critical workers and vulnerable children who can access schools or educational settings – List of critical workers (key workers) and vulnerable children and young people who can access full-time education provision in the case of future restrictions on education during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. Updated: 5 January 2021

England Lockdown: Stay At Home posters – A series of posters displaying information about the National Lockdown in England. Updated: 5 January 2021 

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