National lockdown as at 14 January 2021: Stay at Home https://www.gov.uk/guidance/national-lockdown-stay-at-home
Below are contact details specifically for Backwell and we intend to try to keep this information up to date as things change. At present the recommendation is that (as well as washing your hands with soap frequently and carefully) if you have a raised temperature (37.8 C) and / or a new cough you should self-isolate for a 7 days. If you or a neighbour in Backwell might benefit from non-medical help, please see the below:
BACKWELL PARISH COUNCIL – COMMUNITY RESILIENCE PROGRAMME
Some people in Backwell will feel alone during this time of the Corona Virus (COVID-19) whether this be due to self-isolation (precautionary or mandated) or because they fall into one of the higher-risk categories (https://www.backwell-pc.gov.uk/coronavirus-information/). Those people may benefit from some friendly regular contact or need some simple help (outside that of a medical nature), and Backwell Parish Council would like to help during this time.
We can organise to have someone check in regularly, either by Phone, Skype, Facetime or arrange some shopping to be delivered onto the doorstep (following the government guidelines). We have local volunteers from your Backwell Parish Councillors or from other local organisations and neighbours who can offer support and help organise some necessities from local suppliers through this period.
COVID Support Group Update 14 January 2021
Are you in need of support in the current lockdown, or are you concerned about a neighbour? Whether you are shielding, self-isolating, or just need to make contact with others there is a group of volunteers in the village who are able to help out with shopping, picking up prescriptions, other errands, or a phone chat. Even if you are fine yourself, please look out for neighbours as there may be others out there that we do not know about, who are suffering in silence. It can be quite difficult to spot this in the winter when people spend much more time inside. If you do not feel that you can contact them yourself, please let us know, so that one of our volunteers can do it. If you would like to join our band of volunteers, please contact us on either Email email@example.com or Mobile 07895 970398
To register an interest from yourself or a neighbour, please call the Parish Council Clerk on 01275 464653 (if you get the answer phone please leave a message with your name and contact details) or email (easier for us) firstname.lastname@example.org and someone will be in contact via Phone to see how we can help. See Backwell Support poster
This is a free service to help Backwell during this difficult time.
If you wish to volunteer to help please email your details to: email@example.com ideally using this Volunteer form. If you or some one you know needs help from a volunteer, please ask them to phone Parish Council Clerk on 01275 464653 or email the Requestor form.
BACKWELL PARISH COUNCIL ACTIVITIES
Update on 4 January 2021 – an update will come shortly
Backwell Medical Centre Statement:
Exercise and Farm Land, Crops and Animals:
Within Backwell we have had reports of walkers damaging farm crops so, while keeping 2 metres away from other people, please do not tread on / damage crops.
St Andrews Church, Backwell:
St Andrews Church has a pastoral team that can offer friendship, emotional and spiritual support via the telephone. To make contact or refer others with their consent, for ease please email firstname.lastname@example.org or by telephone 01275 463469 (although during Covid 19 the answer machine is only checked twice weekly).
Any prayer requests will be held in confidence please email email@example.com or telephone the above number.
Selection of useful local contacts (assembled by Jon Gibbins)
Wellspring Counselling is open for business as usual. If you want to join our waiting list, you can contact our admin team as usual on firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 01275810879 and leaving a message. Wellspring also has a service for local young people during the Covid-19 crisis http://wellspringsomerset.btck.co.uk/.
Below is a selection of National Guidance:
18 January 2021 update:
FOR FUN: To avoid “Cabin Fever“, why not sign-up to the youtube channel below and sing along with the Quarantine Choir (examples below but they are daily):
ALSO For small children:
Posted by Ragdolly Annas – Milton Keynes on Thursday, 19 March 2020
Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra: