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APRIL PARISH COUNCIL MEETING - IMPORTANT NOTICE
Due to the restrictions preventing groups of people to meet, the Parish Council Meeting scheduled for next Monday, 6th April, will not take place in its usual setting. Instead the business to be discussed will take place by email and minutes prepared in the usual way. If you have anything you wish to raise with councillors, please send details to the Clerk at firstname.lastname@example.org. A response will be sent to you after the meeting.
Temporary Policy - Decision making during Covid-19 outbreak
Minutes of the meeting held 9th March 2020
There cannot be anyone who has not heard about or become concerned about the Corona Virus (Covid-19) currently sweeping across the world. Bradwell and Pattiswick will not be immune to it.
DO YOU KNOW AN ELDERLY, INFIRM OR VULNERABLE PERSON?
Can you check on them regularly to ensure they are alright and not in need of anything?
Can you pick up supplies for them from the supermarket or chemist?
Can you collect a prescription for them if they are unable to get out?
Can you collect pet food for them – after all, if we are isolated, we still need to keep our pets fed and healthy?
Can you take someone’s dog for a walk?
There are lots of things we can all do to help each other in these strange times. Don’t be frightened or embarrassed about asking for or offering help to a neighbour or someone living nearby, but at all times stay safe. You could be asymptomatic (i.e. you may lack obvious signs or symptoms), you could be carrying the virus and spreading it, so avoid social contact while helping – behave as if you have the virus at all times.
If you don’t have someone to help you, please contact one of your Parish Councillors:
John Bedford 01376 562959
Lesley Kinder 07766 562705
Glenn Lockey 07736 320490
Michael Turner 07774 725517
Marie Webb 01376 408935
Christine Marshall 07933 306927 (Clerk)
Updates from the medical profession, scientists and Government are changing daily, and sometimes hourly. To keep yourself up to date of what is happening and the latest health recommendations. Be sure to listen to radio and TV broadcasts and log on to the various websites that are providing a lot of information and tips. Here are just a few of the sites you can visit:
Stay at home for 7 days if you have either:
- a high temperature – you feel hot to touch on your chest or back
- a new, continuous cough – this means you've started coughing repeatedly
Do not go to a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital.
Urgent advice: Use the NHS 111 online coronavirus service if:
- you feel you cannot cope with your symptoms at home
- your condition gets worse
- your symptoms do not get better after 7 days
Only call 111 if you cannot get help online.
In the meantime, here’s some basic advice:
The transmission of COVID-19 is thought to occur mainly through respiratory droplets generated by coughing and sneezing, and through contact with contaminated surfaces.
In most cases, individuals are usually considered infectious while they have symptoms; how infectious individuals are, depends on the severity of their symptoms and stage of their illness. The median time from symptom onset to clinical recovery for mild cases is approximately 2 weeks and is 3-6 weeks for severe or critical cases.
Human coronaviruses can survive on inanimate objects and can remain viable for up to 5 days at temperatures of 22-25°C and relative humidity of 40-50% (which is typical of air-conditioned indoor environments).
Hand hygiene – thoroughly wash using soap and water for minimum of 20 seconds
Respiratory and cough hygiene – “Catch it, bin it, kill it”. Disposable, single-use tissues should be used to cover the nose and mouth when sneezing, coughing or wiping and blowing the nose. Used tissues should be disposed of promptly in the nearest waste bin. Then wash your hands thoroughly.
There are no indications that grey bin waste or recycling collections will be affected, but if you are either self-isolating or confirmed to have Coronavirus, the following advice has been given by BDC to get rid of household waste to ensure the virus is not spread via personal waste.
•Individuals should place all personal waste such as used tissues and disposable cleaning cloths, securely in a plastic bag or bin liner.
•This plastic bag should then be placed in another plastic bag and securely tied.
•These bags must be stored separately to other waste for at least 72 hours before being placed in the general rubbish collection.
After 72 hours outside the body the virus is no longer viable and the double bagged waste can be put in the general rubbish collection as normal. Only waste that is heavily contaminated, such as tissues that have been coughed in and disposable cleaning cloths need to be treated in this way. Regular household recycling and waste should be treated as normal.
Our District Councillors
The following are the persons duly elected as a District Councillors for Coggeshall Ward, of which Bradwell and Pattiswick are a part.
Bradwell juxta Coggeshall is placed 4th in the top villages in Essex. Read more about it here.
- Village Life Actions - an update on the pledges given for the election in May 2015
Mill Cottage, Church Road