THE PARISH COUNCIL OFFICES AND THE STEVENSON CENTRE HAVE NOW RE-OPENED IN LINE WITH GOVERNMENT GUIDELINES
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PLEASE VISIT BY APPOINTMENT ONLY
CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) UPDATE
PLEASE SEE THE 'GCPC's RESPONSE TO CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19)' PAGE FROM THE 'HOME' DROP DOWN LIST ABOVE FOR AN UP TO DATE POSITION ON HOW THE COUNCIL IS OPERATING DURING THESE UNPRECEDENTED TIMES.
NHS Test & Trace Service Launched
The NHS Test & Trace service has been launched across England and the service forms part of the Government's Covid-19 recovery strategy, which seeks to help the nation return to normal as soon as possible for as many people as possible, in a way that is safe and protects our NHS and social care sector. The service will also play a vital role in providing an early warning if Covid-19 activity is increasing locally, regionally or nationally. This information will then be used to inform the Government's approach to stop the spread of the virus.
You can now be tested at Great Cornard Leisure Centre, Head Lane, CO10 0JU
TESTS ARE EVERY WEDNESDAY AND SATURDAY and this week's dates are Wednesday 23rd and Saturday 26th September 2020.
Stick with it Suffolk!
Stick With It Suffolk is a campaign that launched in May, highlighting what we must all continue doing, to keep each other safe and to defeat the virus.
Stick With It Suffolk is being rolled out across the county by the Suffolk Resilience Forum, which include Suffolk’s NHS, Emergency and Public Services. These local authorities and organisations are working together around the clock to keep Suffolk as safe as possible. Please see stick with it suffolk for more information.
Volunteering in Your Local Community
A new Suffolk Community Service has been set up by Suffolk County Council for those in need of help during the COVID-19 emergency called Home But Not Alone. The service has been launched to help connect people who want to volunteer in their communities with neighbours who are most in need.
For more information, please go to Home But Not Alone. Phones are operational between 9am and 5pm Monday to Friday.
Great Cornard Parish Council is working with Sudbury Community Network which aims to match volunteers and their skills with needs created by the COVID-19 emergency. If you would like more information please visit Sudbury Community Network or to register your interest as a volunteer please click here Registration Form.
Volunteer at Volunteer in Suffolk
Community Action Suffolk provide professional and stratgic support, free of charge, to voluntary organisations and are also connecting with volunteer services in your area.
Please visit Community Action Suffolk.
British Red Cross - Hardship Fund
The British Red Cross are providing financial support to help the most vulnerable financially impacted by the covid-19 crisis. The Fund provides short term financial help for individuals who can’t afford essentials such as food and toiletries, somewhere safe to sleep, and access to a telephone and the internet. Those in need will be registered for assistance by the Red Cross’s network of Referral Partner organisations which include Local Authorities, charities, and other groups working with vulnerable people. www.hardshipfund.redcross.org.uk
Suffolk Police - Important Safety Links
Suffolk Constabulary is reminding people to stay alert to criminals looking to continue to exploit the vulnerable during the Coronavirus outbreak. They have provided these links Cold Callers and Fraud Prevention with more information.
You can also visit Suffolk Constabulary to learn about 'Police Connect' which is a messaging service connecting you to the very latest policing news for your area via e-mail, text or phone. There is no charge for this service - all messages you receive are free.
The Police are reminding members of the public about keeping outbuildings safe and secure. Please see Shed and Garage Security for some helpful advice.
Norfolk & Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust - Mental Health Support
For advice and support, please call 0808 196 3494 or visit www.nsft.nhs.uk
Are you living life to the full? Take the quiz here Mood Quiz
For courses/online resources or just to receive friendly, professional support from your local wellbeing team, visit www.llttf4suffolk.com
If you are feeling overwhelmed, low, stressed, anxious you can call 0300 123 1503 or visit www.wellbeingnands.co.uk/suffolk
West Suffolk Hospital - Change to Visiting Rules
Due to the Coronavirus outbreak, the hospital has had to change some of its visiting rules. They have set up a dedicated phone line to assist with queries about these changes and for updates on loved ones.
Please call 01284 712555 - 8am to 8pm, 7 days a week
Timetables have changed recently to ensure sufficient services for essential travel. Please visit Suffolk on Board for timetables and passenger information.
Changes were made to concessionary travel passes on the 6th July 2020. Please see link for more information.
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Coronavirus Financial Support
Both large and small businesses and the self-employed can access a range of support measures to help them through these unprecedented times caused by COVID-19. For more information and to see who is elible, please visit Coronavirus Business Support
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