We shall be adding information and updating each of the sub categories as we receive it.
PLEASE, do feel free to share information you glean with us too and we can help spread the word. Best place to do that is on our Facebook page. Button below. Thank You.
Next review by Government of social distancing measures and guidelines relating to Covid 19.
Town Team Trustees have been meeting virtually throughout the Covid 19 crisis and monitoring rules and guidelines very carefully.
In anticipation of the next Government review - due to be issued on Thursday, July 25th, fine details confirmed by 28th, we shall be moving our planned Trustee meeting forward to Tuesday, 30th to discuss and finalise our guidance for volunteers. Thanks for your patience and support. We hope to be up and running on projects again very soon, albeit in a slightly different way than before.
3.6.20 Amended Code of Conduct guidelines for volunteers with Town Team
We have been contacted by a new group of community volunteers based in St. Peter's. If you know anyone that could do with some help that is isolated here's their message :
Picking up shopping
A friendly phone call
Other help – please ask!
Call or text Lin and we’ll do our best to help you for free
Covid-19 is contagious. Please take every precaution to ensure you are spreading only kindness.Avoid physical contact and maintain 2m distance. Wash your hands regularly. Items should be left on your doorstep #viral kindness
Here are the official guidelines about who is and is not considered a 'key worker'
Who are key workers?
Key workers are people whose jobs are vital to public health and safety during the coronavirus lockdown. Because their work is so vital, the Government is keen to ensure that they are able to carry out their jobs with as little restriction as possible. This includes being able to put their children in school and use necessary transport links.
The list includes:
1. Health and social care
All NHS staff, including administrative and cleaning workers. Frontline health and social care staff such as doctors, nurses, midwives, paramedics, plus support and specialist staff in the health and social care sector.
In addition it includes those working in supply chains including producers and distributors of medicines and personal protective equipment.
2. Education and childcare
Nursery, teachers – including teaching assistants – and social workers.
3. Food and other necessary goods
Food chain workers, including those involved in production, processing, distribution, sale and delivery of goods.
4. Key public services
Postal workers, those required to run the justice system, religious staff, as well as those responsible for managing the deceased, and journalists providing public service broadcasting.
5. Local and national government
Local and national government workers in admin roles “essential to the effective delivery” of the Covid-19 response or delivering essential public services, including payment of benefits.
6. Utility workers
Staff needed to keep oil, gas, electricity, water and sewerage operations running. Staff in the civil nuclear, chemical and telecommunications sectors. Those in postal services and those working to provide essential financial services.
7.Public safety and national security
Police and support staff, Ministry of Defence civilian staff and armed forces personnel, fire and rescue staff, and workers responsible for border security, prisons and probation.
Those keeping air, water, road, and rail passenger and freight transport modes operating.
Here is some useful info., requests for help and updates we have received today.
The over 70’s support group in Broadstairs working with
The GAP project are desperately looking for DBS cleared volunteers that can help provide this service in the local area which could potentially involve shopping for them, dropping off
medication or delivering a food package. If you come across anyone who wants to help please put them in touch.
- All Seasons are currently recruiting, they currently have an urgent need in the Thanet, Dover and Deal area. Please see the link here https://allseasons.org.uk/careers/ which will take you to their recruitment page. I would be grateful if you could share this link far and wide. You can also follow their Facebook page for continuous updates, see the link here https://www.facebook.com/AllSeasonsCareSupport/?ref=br_rs
- Thanet Community Transport have updated the services they are offering. Expanding into other areas and assisting where they can.
23.3.20 - 12.00
Please click this link for the latest guidelines from the Home Office update today re: staying at home.
These are the current guidelines from the NHS
Staying at home can help stop coronavirus spreading
You'll need to stay at home if you have symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19) or live with someone who does.
Staying at home means you should:
- not go to work, school or public areas
- not use public transport or taxis
- not have visitors, such as friends and family, in your home
- not go out to buy food or collect medicine – order them by phone or online, or ask someone else to drop them off at your home
You can use your garden, if you have one. You can also leave the house to exercise – but stay at least 2 metres away from other people.
If you're not sure if you need to stay at home
If you have symptoms of coronavirus (a high temperature or a new, continuous cough), use the 111 coronavirus service to find out what to do.
How long to stay at home
If you have symptoms
If you have symptoms of coronavirus, you'll need to stay at home for 7 days.
After 7 days:
- if you do not have a high temperature, you do not need to stay at home
- if you still have a high temperature, stay at home until your temperature returns to normal
You do not need to stay at home if you just have a cough after 7 days. A cough can last for several weeks after the infection has gone.
If you live with someone who has symptoms
If you live with someone who has symptoms, you'll need to stay at home for 14 days from the day their symptoms started. This is because it can take 14 days for symptoms to appear.
If more than 1 person at home has symptoms, stay at home for 14 days from the day the first person started having symptoms.
If you get symptoms, stay at home for 7 days from when your symptoms start, even if it means you're at home for longer than 14 days.
If you do not get symptoms, you can stop staying at home after 14 days.