Oct 052020

Coronavirus Support

Coronavirus – Support is only a phone call away

The situation concerning the Coronavirus continues to evolve, and many of us are continuing to stay at home for the time being, in an effort to simply stay away from areas which might be contaminated. As a result there will undoubtedly come a time when some of us may need help with getting food supplies or picking up medication. Self-isolation will become wearing for us all and knowing that you can make a simple phone call to a friendly voice in the village may make all the difference.

If you are self-isolating, we can help:

  • Picking up prescriptions
  • Picking up shopping you have ordered
  • A friendly phone call
  • Posting mail
  • Collecting urgent supplies

Ways to contact support in the village:

If you have an email address please let Eva Goble our Parish Clerk have details at  newingtonparishclerk@gmail.com
If you are in need of help and don’t have access to emails please call one of the councillors on the numbers below and they will help wherever possible. We will also place any important information on this website.

There is also a facebook page just for Newington residents “Friends & Residents of Newington” if you wish to communicate with neighbours or just want to keep up with local news: https://www.facebook.com/groups/277999312812730/

Mel  Grierson (01865 400113) can help if you need to set up a Facebook page to join the “Friends & Residents of Newington”

If you would like to volunteer to help please contact our Parish Clerk with your details at  newingtonparishclerk@gmail.com

Contact details of the Parish councillors:

  • James Nettleton (Chair) 07703 341857
  • Graham Howlett 01865 891289
  • Mike Black 01865 890974 or 07894 548799 
  • Peter Ablett 07427 592189
  • Duncan Howlett 01865 400305

COVID-19 Community Support Programme Team – South Oxfordshire and Vale of White Horse District Councils

The councils’ Covid Community Hub is still here and happy to help anyone needing to self-isolate.

Our team of friendly community connectors can put residents in touch with services and organisations that can arrange things such as picking up shopping, collecting medicines or financial support. 

Our contact details are:

•           Tel: 01235 422600

•           Email: communityconnectors@southandvale.gov.uk

•           Office hours:  Monday – Thursday 8.30am – 5pm and Friday:  8.30am – 4.30pm

The NHS volunteer responders can also offer self-isolation support:

•           Tel: 0808 196 3646

•           Office hours:  8am – 8pm 7 days a week

Guidelines issued by the Government can be found at www.gov.uk/coronavirus and provides up to date reliable information.

https://www.england.nhs.uk/coronavirus/primary-care/

OTHER  VOLUNTEERS

A volunteer group from Stadhampton are offering to collect and deliver medication from the following local Doctors surgeries:

Wheatley, Chalgrove, Clifton Hampden, Berinsfield.

If you have a prescription requiring collection please send an e mail to: edwinahumm@talk21.com with the following details:

  • Full name and address
  • DOB
  • Telephone number

If you are under 60 but are exempt from payment please state reason.

The prescription will be collected on a Wednesday so please make your request by the previous day before 12-00 noon.

Your medication will be delivered to your address.

Berinsfield pharmacy require 7 days notice for repeat prescriptions.

Please be wary of Coronavirus related scams online – there has been a reported increase in scam activity. Be wary of adverts for hard-to-get goods, and don’t click unknown links in emails, texts, or posts.

Find comprehensive information to help keep you safe online, please visit www.getsafeonline.org/coronavirus