CORONAVIRUS Parish Council Response

Register for Vulnerable People & Volunteers

The Parish Council are building confidential registers of vulnerable people in the village and of volunteers who will make themselves available to assist where required. Obviously information from these registers will need to be shared appropriately but with due regard to data protection law.

The aim is simply to ensure that no-one in the village is left alone without support as evolving government advice (or orders) are put into practice. Priority may have to be given to those older people who are living alone (or elderly couples) without nearby family support.

Some volunteers, due to their own vulnerabilities and need to self-isolate, are not able to shop or collect prescriptions but have offered to keep in touch with people by telephone. So please do ask if you would like someone to support you in that way, particularly if you are living alone.

Please contact the Parish Clerk (preferably by email) to advise any of the following:

  • If you need support
  • If you know someone who needs support
  • If you are willing to volunteer to support someone
  • If you are already supporting someone
  • If you and/or family are already self-isolating due to illness

This information will greatly assist the Parish Council with co-ordination of responses and is especially important if someone is living alone, even if the only requirement is to keep a close eye.

It is everyone’s responsibility to do what they can to stop Covid 19 from spreading if particlularly vulnerable members of the community are to be protected. Particularly vulnerable people are those who meet one or more of the following criteria:

  • are 70 or over
  • have a long-term condition
  • are pregnant
  • have a weakened immune system

The Parish Council is duty bound to ask if anyone volunteering falls into any of the vulnerable groups listed above. It would be inadvisable, and somewhat counterproductive, to ask anyone falling into these groups to volunteer for anything that contravenes advice on social distancing. However, all forms of support may be needed, telephone contact included, so please do not let this stop you from registering a volunteer.

email the Parish Clerk | or call on 01359 259 794 (please leave a message with name and number)

If you do not have an email account, or need help, do ask someone to make contact on your behalf.


Prescriptions can be collected for you

You just need to advise the pharmacy who will be collecting for you. If you have not been able to arrange this and cannot collect medication yourself then contact the Parish Clerk who will try to arrange this for you.


Groceries can be delivered

If you are self isolating or otherwise avoiding contact let us know. Volunteers can assist with delivering your groceries to you.

Rolfes is also offering a free grocery delivery service.

The Blue Boar Pub are offering a home meals and delivery service. To place orders | 01359 259 168 | theblueboarwalsham@gmail.com


Plans for the Annual Parish Meeting are on hold for the time being.