COVID-19 – Emergency Measures – Volunteer Update
Thank you to all those who have volunteered to help those in our community
Update at 18 March: we are now co-ordinating efforts to protect those in most need in our community
Protecting Our Community
Marlborough Town Council is co-ordinating volunteers to support the elderly and vulnerable in our community who require assistance at this difficult time.
We have been completely overwhelmed with the amount of support we have received from our local community. Thank you all so much. What a great town we live in.
We are well aware that many in self-isolation will not have access to social media and we will be arranging hand delivery of leaflets offering support. This is our priority and we will be making contact shortly with those who have already told us they want to help with the mail drop.
Please however do get in touch with us in the meantime if:
- You are in isolation and need our help
- You would like to volunteer to help
If you are offering help, please could you provide the following information:
- Your name
- Contact details
- Other useful information
Please contact Clare Harris email@example.com or call on 01672 512487
Please read the following useful guidance if you are self-isolating https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-stay-at-home-guidance/stay-at-home-guidance-for-households-with-possible-coronavirus-covid-19-infection
Written: 13 March 2020
The Town Council is closely following advice from Public Health England now the UK has moved from ‘containing’ coronavirus to ‘delaying’ the outbreak.
The Town Council has a plan in place with precautionary measures for the continued running of its services and to make sure that its buildings are safeguarded for the public, councillors and our staff. We now need to draw together a team of Community Emergency Volunteers to be on hand in case we need to help protect the elderly and vulnerable in our community.
Coronavirus – COVID-19 - Emergency Measures
The Town Council is closely following government advice about steps that we all need to be taking now the UK has moved from ‘containing’ the coronavirus to ‘delaying’ it. The Town Council has a plan in place with emergency measures for the continued running of its services and this will be regularly reviewed in line with emerging advice from Public Health England. We are taking all the precautionary action necessary to make sure council services and buildings are safeguarded for the public, councillors and our staff. We will be:
- Sharing information and advice on illness prevention and good hygiene practices
- Reducing risk by following various measures as guided by government
- Ensuring, where possible, the continuation of the day to day business of the Town Council
Our Emergency Plan – We Need Your Help
Over the last few months, the Town Council has also been working towards a wider community Emergency Plan for a range of possible incidents. The bedrock to making this all come together will be Community Emergency Volunteers (CEVs).
If you are interested in helping out as this COVID-19 emergency begins to affect us and particularly the elderly and vulnerable in our communities, please let us know now. This might be delivering prescriptions, helping with shopping, making regular telephone calls to those who are on their own, etc. At the moment, as this all progresses, we just don’t know the extent of what we might need to be ready for – it could change daily. So, the first action will be to have that team of volunteers ready.
Please let us know if you are able to help by contacting our Assistant Town Clerk, Clare Harris, at firstname.lastname@example.org
Town Councillors will be meeting on Monday, 16 March 2020 to start to try to make preparations for possible practical measures that may be required in the interests in public health and how this should be co-ordinated.
We will keep the communities in Marlborough and Manton informed as we know more.
In the meantime, keep up to date with all the latest information at: