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Buckland Newton Coronavirus Information

As there is a fair number of Coronavirus  information items coming in, this is now a separate Buckland Newton Coronavirus Information page.  You can use this new page to find new announcements relating to the village.  Please also check the ‘Dates for Your Diary entries for cancellations or postponement of events - organisers please e-mail Webmaster to let us know of changes, thank you.
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Vaccination FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) Sheet

There is a FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) sheet on the Cerne Abbas Surgery website detailing how invitations for vaccinations will be issued.

Coronavirus Advice from Neighbourhood Watch

The Neighbourhood Watch organisation has issued some useful advice about protecting the isolated and vulnerable during the current outbreak.  Click here to read this. There are various Covid Scams circulating: 8th January 2021:  Covid Vaccination Scam 7th January 2021:  Covid Vaccine e-mail or text scam Coronavirus Trace and Track Scammers Other Coronavirus Scams to be aware of

Village Information

Community Connections Volunteer Group

Community Connections  Your neighbourly contact number is 01 300 345 850 Community Connections is your local, up and running, friendly, informal, self help group, for the village - by the village. As we are “self isolating” due to our ‘full house’ of pre existing conditions, we are offering to act as dedicated co-ordinators for all villagers who may need support. And, most importantly, for all those who are kindly offering to help, including our dedicated Parish Councillors who have published their individual phone numbers. But we will need even more going forward. Maybe you could be a helper too? Just by phoning a friend in need, a neighbour or acquaintance or picking something up from the shop? We are definitely all going to need to gear-up for the difficult time ahead, as we all start to understand the true ramifications of this virus. Things are moving very fast now - so use this phone number, in the first instance, for help and advice, and we will do our best to put you in contact with all the right people at the right time. Now is the time for us all to work together, in a focused and co-ordinated way. We need to look out for and support all our friends and neighbours. Please don’t hesitate to give us a call.  Stay well and happy. Chris and Janey Hildred

From Buckland Newton Parish Council

If you have to self-isolate and need assistance, please telephone any member of the Parish Council, who will put you in touch with the relevant voluntary groups in the village. Buckland Newton Parish Councillors are: Acting Chair: Mark Needham 01300 345293 Vice Chair: Roy Godwin 01300 345438 Councillors: Andy Foot 01300 345511 Chris Osmond 01300 345326 Lin Townsend 01300 345306 John Baker 01300 345386 Christina Manny 07876 567999 Mick Ames 01300 345497 Sheila Crouch sheilacrouchbnpc@gmail.com The Old Chapel Stores in Buckland Newton will take telephone orders for collection and/or arrange delivery.  Telephone 01300 345 336. We are here to help you.

Coronavirus Posters

3 Posters are available to download.  These may be useful if you are: Self-isolating Have a weakened immune system, or If someone else is doing your shopping You can download these posters to print out and put in your window or door, or to remind yourself about the precautions to take if someone else is doing your shopping. To download the posters, click on the relevant poster below.  If you are unable to download or print the posters and would like someone to do this for you, please contact the Community Connections group on 01300 345 850.

Council and General Information

See official Government Lockdown Guidance for more detail

Information on Waste Disposal if anyone in your household has Covid-19

A link to a news release reminding Dorset residents what to do with their rubbish and recycling if they or someone in their household is displaying symptoms of COVID-19.

Latest updates from Dorset Council

Click here for latest updates from Dorset Council on Covid-19 in Dorset.

Update on schools, colleges and childcare

Find out what's happening with Dorset schools, including free school meals, transport and resources for home learning.

New Local COVID-19 Contact Tracing System

In partnership with Public Health England, Dorset Council is launching a locally supported contact tracing system for the Dorset Council area.  If the national NHS Test and Trace system is not able to contact you after two days, your details will be passed on to us to help find additional contact details.

Council Services during Lockdown 3

    Household Recycling Centres (the tip) – open, but please only go if essential     Rubbish collections - running as normal     Car parks and public toilets – open     Country parks - open with COVID arrangements in place     Libraries – open for Order and Collect service only     Registration services - registering births and deaths as normal. Wedding and civil partnership ceremonies not permitted except in exceptional circumstances     Funerals - restricted to 30 people     Tourist Information Centres – face to face service closed, phone and email enquiries only     Harbours – closed to recreational or leisure boating including use of slipways, commercial operators remain unaffected at this time     Leisure centres – closed     History centre and archives – closed More information about how council services are affected

Dorset Council Local Outbreak Control Plan

Issued by Dorset Council, the Dorset Local Outbreak Control Plan details how Dorset will handle a localised resurgence of Covid-19 or similar infection.

Changes to NHS Services locally

Changes to NHS Services in Dorset to help manage COVID-19

Emergency Dental Treatment:  An app is available at Emergency Dental Treatment:  ourdorset.nhs.uk/apps  Accessing GP Services about non-Covid-19 health concerns:  Contact Surgery by phone or online using e-consult forms on Practice website at www.cerneabbassurgery.co.uk   They will consult over the phone or invite you to the Surgery where necessary.  For information about seasonal ‘flu injections, please see the Cerne Abbas Surgery website. Children’s Immunisations:  Call GP if child is due to be immunised. Mental Health and Wellbeing: Contact details are: Childline (0800-1111) Silver Line (24-hour chat line for over-55s 0800-4708090) Samaritans (116123) or e-mail jo@samaritans.org Domestic Abuse (Dorset Police on 101 or Refuge 0808 2000 247) Alcoholics Anonymous (01202 296000).

Coronavirus Information Site from Dorset Police

Dorset Police have pulled together a section of their website where you can find updates from the Chief Constable, links to relevant public heath websites, updates on the impact to the services offered by Dorset Police as well as a series of frequently asked questions. They have also now included a section with some activities for young people which you may find useful. https://www.dorset.police.uk/coronavirus/
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