Tel: 01606 833434 /836375| admin@middlewich.org.uk

Covid 19 Current advice

The government advice on Covid 19 and the steps that you should take to keep yourself, your family and the Middlewich Community safe is changing frequently. Please visit the sites below for the up to date advice;

Government Website

www.gov.uk/coronavirus 

NHS Website and symptom checker

www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19

NHS Covid 19 Guidelines translated into 20 languages

www.doctorsoftheworld.org.uk/coronavirus-information

Cheshire East Council Covid 19 information www.cheshireeast.gov.uk/council_and_democracy/council_information/coronavirus/coronavirus-covid-19.aspx

What help can the Town Council provide?

We are working alongside the Middlewich Covid 19 Neighbour Support volunteer group which was set up by two residents Heidi Cox and Phil Rigden. The group has split Middlewich into 19 zones and has over 200 volunteers that are giving up their time to help those who are vulnerable or self isolating with essential support. This might include:

  • Collecting shopping
  • Collecting medication
  • Providing regular telephone calls to reduce loneliness

You may have received one of the cards below through your door, this will contain the details of your local helper  – a volunteer that lives near you who is happy to help. You can phone the Town Council on 01606 833434 to check that the volunteer is an officially recognised volunteer before you contact them.

 

If you need additional assistance or signposting as to where to find the advice you seek, the Town Council staff are available by telephone 01606 833434 or email: admin@middlewich.org.uk. The Town Council offices are currently closed to the public in accordance with government advice, but staff are still available and all emails and telephone calls will be responded to. We will try our best to respond to your inquiry within 24 hours, but please do understand that we are receiving a large volume of calls due to the pandemic.

All volunteers have been issued with advice on do’s and don’t’s to ensure they don’t put themselves, the vulnerable or self isolating people at risk. A copy of that guidance is available below.

The Government have also published some advice on staying safe as a Volunteer, which can be viewed on the link below

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/coronavirus-how-to-help-safely–2/coronavirus-how-to-help-safely

 

Financial Assistance

We understand that there are a large number of people that may be struggling financially at the moment due to the crisis and may have lost their jobs or be unable to open their businesses. Whilst our volunteers will do all they can to help, please do not ask them to provide financial help to you or buy some food for you.

If you are in this situation please contact one of the following organisations for help: