COVID – 19 Information

Latest Information in full from the Prime Minister

https://www.gov.uk/government/speeches/pm-address-to-the-nation-on-coronavirus-23-march-2020

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Updated 20 March 2020

Please find links and information regarding changes to County and ‘Borough’ services, as well as Government guidence information.

WEST SUFFOLK COUNCIL INFORMATION
From 5pm 20 March 2020 public access to our offices will be closed until further notice. You can still access our services online.

“Our council is, first and foremost, making sure that we can continue to deliver the essential services our communities and businesses need while following advice and instructions from health bodies and Government. We are doing so using plans already developed for such eventualities so that, for example, we can redeploy staff where needed. We also of course recognise the serious impact COVID-19 is having on individuals, communities and our businesses, and are working urgently on additional measures to help ease the burdens they are already, or will be , facing. As soon as these are ready to be introduced we will of course be publicising them. This will include support  for those who are self-isolating or are vulnerable as well as other practical measures  to help our residents, businesses and local economy. We remain focused on supporting and indeed improving the health, safety and welfare of our residents and businesses now and for the future.”

Cllr John Griffiths, Leader of West Suffolk Council

More information available here: https://www.westsuffolk.gov.uk/coronavirus/index.cfm?aud=resident

Suffolk County Council Services

Check what changes have been made to some services

Updated at 5pm on 19 March 2020.

Below are links for sources of government Public information

We will try to keep this website updated with more or new information as it becomes available to us

NHS Information:

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

NHS Symtom checker:

https://111.nhs.uk/service/covid-19

Stay at home guidence:

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-stay-at-home-guidance/stay-at-home-guidance-for-households-with-possible-coronavirus-covid-19-infection

Guidance on Social distancing and for vulnerable people

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-guidance-on-social-distancing-and-for-vulnerable-people

Residents in the village have set up a support group on Facebook:

Great Whelnetham Covid-19 Support that residents can join