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   Coronavirus COVID 19 Response    21 March, 2020

At the time of writing (mid-March) we have a rapidly developing situation with increasing cases of Coronavirus and Oxford being identified as a hot spot. 

It appears inevitable that the Baldons villages will have residents who succumb.  The reason for this note is to help us minimize the risks of cross infection in the community and help those who get the disease and have to isolate themselves.

The Baldons villages together are strong communities with good neighbourliness and social networks which we need to rely on in the next few months, but we also have villagers who live alone, are elderly, or may be at a higher risk.

 

A Community Support Group has been set up to coordinate volunteer help around the villages.   You should have received a leaflet through your door regarding this, with contact details for volunteers and those in need of help, as follows:

 

  • Marsh
    • Alison Porter - 01865 340405 / am.porter@btinternet.com
    • Sara Riley - 07498 328729 / sara@theinterioragency.co.uk
  • Toot & Little Baldon    
  • Nuneham Courtenay
    • Madhvi Saini - 07887 614752

 There are also a few simple things we can do to help each other:

  1. Follow all the government advice on hand washing and self-isolation to minimize cross infection, and keep up to date with it.
  2. if you have symptoms, stay at home for 7 days.  If you live with other people, they should stay at home for 14 days from the day the first person got symptoms, but tell your neighbours as well as family and friends.  Ring NHS 111 if your symptoms don’t improve or worsen.
  3. If someone lives alone it is important to make contact daily both to avoid feelings of loneliness and isolation but also to offer help with any problems. This could be important for them.
  4.  If you are alone try and keep a few days’ supply of food in the house, soups or ready meals.
  5. If you need help with shopping, prescriptions or medicines etc., ask someone or use the village website or Facebook Baldons community page.

Dorothy Tonge

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