Covid 19 Information

Dear All,
Christine Lloyd will be continuing her free online Yoga classes this week. The times are as follows:
9.30 am Tuesday beginners yoga
11.00 am  Wednesday chair yoga for the less mobile
6.50 pm Thursday beginners yoga (to end in time for the NHS clap)
Yoga has proven benefits not just for the body but also for mental wellbeing reducing feelings of anxiety and stress.
Email Christine and she will send you a link to her classes and answer any queries.
Best wishes
Charlotte Toft

Clerk -Ilston Community Council

07464612580
ILSTON COMMUNITY COUNCIL
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Dear All,

Please find below the link to the latest government information leaflet on the coronavirus.
Best wishes,

Charlotte

Charlotte Toft

Clerk and RFO
07464612580

ILSTON COMMUNITY COUNCIL

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Dear All,

At 8.00 pm tonight the nation is again clapping for the NHS. This is also an opportunity to show our appreciation to all the other people who are doing so much often at risk to themselves to keep us safe and keep the nation going.
Let’s make as much noise as possible!Best wishes,CharlIotte
Clerk and RFO
Ilston Community Council
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Dear All,
the following information has been sent to me by a resident –
The number for Age Cymru is:
08000 223 444
If you are caring for someone, need food or essential supplies, need a plumber or to tax your car, or if you are worried about anything at all please ring the number or email
Best wishes,
Charlotte

Charlotte Toft

Clerk -Ilston Community Council
07464612580
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ILSTON COMMUNITY COUNCIL

Dear All,

Please click on the link below for the most recent government guidance document on: Guidance for the public on the mental health and wellbeing aspects of coronavirus.
Kind regards,

Charlotte

Charlotte Toft

Clerk -Ilston Community Council
07464612580

Dear All,
Please find below government information document. It is regarding advice for parents and carers on looking after the mental health and wellbeing of children or young people during the coronavirus outbreak.
Best wishes,
Charlotte

Dear All,

Please find the attached guidance on social distancing for vulnerable people.
It defines who is ‘vulnerable’. This includes everyone over 70 yrs of age whether or not they have underlying health conditions and specifies the underlying health conditions that may also make a person vulnerable.
It sets out the meaning and method of social distancing.

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

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Dear All,

The attached guidance give advice about ‘Shielding’ to those who are classed as extremely vulnerable.
It defines who is extremely vulnerable and what help is available to them and what to do if somebody who is shielding becomes ill.

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/guidance-on-shielding-and-protecting-extremely-vulnerable-persons-from-covid-19

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Dear All,
Please see the attached document which gives information about the government scheme to provide shopping vouchers to families of children entitled to free school meals.
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Page summary
Weekly shopping vouchers worth £15 to spend at supermarkets while schools are closed due to coronavirus

Dear All,

We have received an email from Karen Dewar of Gower Dog Retreat. She has kindly offered to walk the dogs of those who may need help with exercising their pets at the moment. She has three acres of fully fenced off land, is licensed by Swansea Council and is fully insured. If you would like to use this service, please ring her on 07779130515 or email GowerDogRetreat@gmail.com.

Best wishes,
Charlotte

Charlotte Toft
Clerk -Ilston Community Council
07464612580

STAY HOME PROTECT THE NHS SAVE LIVES
ILSTON COMMUNITY COUNCIL

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Hi,

Further to reading this e mail I’m attaching Covid-19 dog walking guidelines that have been prepared by the Canne and Feline Sector Group and collaborative organisations including BVA (British Veterinary Association). http://www.cfsg.org.uk/_layouts/15/start.aspx#/

I’m one of the vets working at St James Veterinary Group, Swansea but also President of BVA Welsh Branch. Hence very busy on all matters Covid-19 that relate to the profession.

The attachments are advisories for dog owners and walkers and I thought your contact list would find it useful.

The CFSG published a separate graphic last week on “Comfort In Crisis” – community residents may also find this useful.

The one caveat is we’re in a rapidly evolving situation and the guidelines may change to reflect this.

Please feel free to contact me on any veterinary or animal welfare related issues.

Best wishes,

Ifan

Ifan Lloyd MRCVS

Glenbryn

Lunnon

Swansea

SA3 2EJ

Mob: 07980 621792


Dear All,

I am writing as a member of Ilston Community Council and the Penmaen and Nicholas

ton Village Hall Committee.

I have discussed the following thoughts with Audrey Elliott Chair of the Community Council and with Luke and Carla the new owners of Shepherds in Parkmill.

Given the ongoing issues with the coronavirus outbreak I was wondering how we as a community can assist those who will inevitably need to self isolate or become ill.

Our community (the villages of Lunnon, Ilston, Parkmill, Penmaen, and Nicholaston) have a large demographic of residents in the most at risk groups. Many of these people live alone.

This raises two practical issues.

  1. How do individuals and families who are in isolation get basic groceries ?

The large supermarkets do not have limitless capacity to deliver.

  1. How do we support those particularly the most vulnerable through this period? I am thinking here of the problems of isolation.

In relation to the first issue Luke and Carla have said they will supply essential grocery products and would do their best to carry out doorstep deliveries. I would also invisage local volunteers assisting by collecting boxes of groceries from the shop and delivering them to the doorstep of the customers. This I stress would be to the doorstep without any form of contact.

Luke and Carla have said that to facilitate this they are happy to set up credit accounts for customers, or use of bank transfers. They will endeavour to source all reasonable grocery requests via their suppliers.

Orders could be placed by email or phone.

The second issue is more complex and we need the advice of Health Professionals as to how it is possible to support those who live alone through the isolation or illness phase.

As a village hall we have a reasonable email list of local residents, but not everyone.

The Community Council have access to the voters list and are in the process of preparing a newsletter. This will be posted to every household in the area.

Can I suggest that we initially send an email via the Village Hall informing residents of the potential for grocery deliveries with the contact details of Shepherds and ask the recipients to pass the message on to neighbours . Also to ask for volunteers to make the deliveries.

If the Community Council are in agreement we can also add this to the newsletter which should reach everyone.

We also need to discuss with those who know how we can safely give the essential human support needed by people on their own.

I would be grateful for your thoughts on this?

If this is thought reasonable and worthwhile let me know and I will put a circular together from the Hall Committee in the first instance.

Many thanks

Dale

https://businesswales.gov.wales/coronavirus-advice