COVID-19 IN CASE OF EMERGENCY ( I C E )
WITH SUPPORT OF WING PARISH COUNCIL
Dear Wing Villagers
As you are probably aware there may be some social isolation required in the near future.
Don’t panic…. As a village we are here to help you if required with shopping, prescription collection etc. but your first port of call should be your existing friends and neighbours.
This is an opt in system – but we would appreciate if you could make your neighbours aware that it exists, particularly if you know they may be elderly, high risk, vulnerable or don’t have access to the internet.
Initially if you wish to opt-in fill out the forms online at https://wingrutland.uk/wingice-opt-in/ for the Opt-in form
or if you are well, healthy and in a low risk category and you feel you could offer to help generally, or “adopt a neighbour” – we would love to hear from you please!
Please use https://wingrutland.uk/wingice-volunteers/ to volunteer.
Or please fill out and print the “ICE” document and return to email@example.com .
These pages are also accessible from the Wing In Case Of Emergency menu item at the home page of the Community website https://wingrutland.uk/ and on your smartphone by choosing the menu in the top right hand corner of the https://wingrutland.uk/ page.
Hand deliver or request collection of printed forms to:
Rhiannon Jones, 10 Top Street, Wing (opposite the Kings Arms Pub)
(We are aware of GDPR and all information given will be handled as sensitively and securely as possible)
We also suggest that if you may be higher risk and require some shopping or repeat prescriptions collected that you set aside some cash, along with any more confidential medical details and repeat prescription forms that might be required if we need to assist with escalation of care.
T: 01572 737868
M: 07802 514404
CORONAVIRUS is the type of virus. Others in the family are SARS-CoV-1, MERS and SARS-CoV-2 the latter being the WHO name for the virus that is now spreading around the world.
COVID-19 is the disease it causes.
If you are reading this then you can access the NHS 111 service by clicking here https://111.nhs.uk/ rather than by phone.
At a time like this we encourage you to consider ways to keep yourself, your loved ones and those in your community safe, particularly the isolated and vulnerable. We are following the advice from the government and encourage you to do the same: https://www.gov.uk/government/topical-events/coronavirus-covid-19-uk-government-response
10 ways you can protect yourself, your loved ones and your community:
- Meet with household members, other relatives, friends and neighbours to discuss what to do if a COVID-19 outbreak occurs in your community and what the needs of each person will be.
- If your neighbourhood has a website or social media page, consider joining it to maintain access to neighbours, information, and resources. Alternatively, share phone numbers and email addresses particularly with those who are isolated or vulnerable.
- Consider establishing a ‘buddy’ system within your community to ensure everyone stays connected to COVID-19 related news, services and can receive support safely, such as essentials deliveries.
- Plan ways to care for those who might be at greater risk for serious complications.
- Choose a room in your home that can be used to separate sick household members from those who are healthy.
- Learn how to self-isolate. Guidance can be found on the NHS website: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/self-isolation-advice/
- Create a list of local organisations that you and your neighbours can contact in the event that one of you need access to information, healthcare services, support, or resources. Consider including organisations that provide mental health or counselling services, food, and other supplies.
- Create an emergency contact list of family, friends, neighbours, healthcare providers, teachers, employers, the local public health department, and other community resources.
- Learn about the emergency operations plan at your child’s school or childcare facility, and your employer’s emergency operations plan.
- Practice everyday preventive actions including regular hand washing.
- The NHS provides guidance on how to wash hands: https://www.nhs.uk/live-well/healthy-body/best-way-to-wash-your-hands/.
- The World Health Organisation provides guidance on basic protective measures: https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019/advice-for-public
- The Centre for Disease Control and Prevention provides guidance on handwashing for families https://www.cdc.gov/handwashing/handwashing-family.html
Please note: whilst we encourage you to follow advice from UK Government we are also sharing links to organisations such as the Centre for Disease Control and Prevention an agency which works 24/7 to protect the safety, health, and security of America from threats here and around the world. Some of our key points above have been sourced from: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/home/get-your-household-ready-for-COVID-19.html.
The Centre for Disease Control and Prevention also published (14th February 2020) Interim Guidance for Preventing the Spread of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) in Homes and Residential Communities which you may find useful: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/hcp/guidance-prevent-spread.html.