Minster-on-Sea Community Response
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This article was originally published on Thursday 26 March 2020.
At risk residents
The government and health authorities have identified those people who are most at risk from the coronavirus, who will be advised to stay at home and self-isolate for a significant time. Most will have a strong support network – friends and family – who can help them with food and basic goods whilst they stay safely isolated. Unfortunately, there will be those who don’t have this support, and that is where Minster-on-Sea Parish Council will step in to help Swale Borough Council.
The government has tasked Swale Borough Council to help coordinate and get support out to the most vulnerable people in our community, ensure they can access information and that they have a contact to say whether they have the support they require. This also involves engaging with the community and voluntary sectors for their support.
Swale Borough Council is already working hard with Minster-on-Sea Parish Council and others to help the local community respond to this unprecedented situation, and this scheme is an important part of that.
The government has told us to expect more information and guidance in the coming days, and we are working to be ready for when they ask us to step in, possibly by the end of the week.
Swale Borough Council is looking for volunteers to help with deliveries of food and medicines to vulnerable residents.
Please note that these volunteers cannot be in one of the high risk categories. You can visit the Public Health England website to check if you are in one of the high risk categories. Training will be given, and social distancing measures will be followed by all temporary support and voluntary roles.
Swale Borough Council will share information with us as and when it knows how this is going to work. You can volunteer online.
You can visit:
- Kent County Council’s website for information about how coronavirus is affecting their services
- GOV.UK or NHS websites for information about coronavirus
To contact us at Minster-on-Sea Parish Council
Our public office has temporarily closed due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) risk. Most of the information you will require can be found on this website.