There’s so many ways to help your neighbours and community without even having to leave the house. We’d like to start highlighting organisations in need of your help and generosity in blog posts as we see them.
Today we’re sharing a Tweet from Communities 1st, about donating unused laptops to children without this vital tool. Although schools may well return to full capacity 8 March, students still need a dependable laptop for their homework and projects, in this age of increased reliance on digital media and the Internet.
Covid-19 Information Update Issue 6 – Please share this throughout your community
Covid Information Champion update – Hertfordshire is ina national lockdown along with the rest of England, with residents being told that we must stay at home. For more information about the lockdown rulesClick Here
Shielding – A new cohort of residents have been identified as clinically extremely vulnerable (CEV) and have been asked to start shielding. Over 12,000 Hertfordshire residents have been contacted by Hertfordshire County Council and are being advised to register for support at www.gov.uk/coronavirus-shielding-support. By registering, they can get help with priority supermarket delivery slots and can inform their local council the type of support they need. We are asking residents to get in touch with HertsHelp, their information can be found at the bottom of this page
Covid Vaccinations – There is a growing resource of locally generated information for people who may be hesitant about having their vaccine, with an emphasis on meeting the information, cultural and language needs of people from Black, Asian or other Minority Ethnic backgrounds. You can view these resources for yourself Click Here
Similarly, Hertfordshire Care Providers Association have created many resources for residents to learn the facts Click Here
Resources have also been created for adults with learning difficulties. Adults with learning difficulties will soon be contacted for their vaccination, and so easy read resources have been created for them to understand the information surrounding the vaccine. Click Here for the resources
If you are aged 65 or over, clinically extremely vulnerable or a front-line health and social care worker who has not yet had your first COVID vaccination, you are now actively encouraged to contact the NHS and book your appointment without needing to wait for an invitation. Please use the online booking system or call 119 if you are unable to go online. If a suitable and convenient slot is not available, call your GP practice for an appointment at your local GP-led site.
Keep on doing the basics:
make sure we wash our hands regularly and thoroughly
keep our distance from others
wear a face-covering when required
self-isolate when told to do so
If you or your family need financial or practical help and advice with the cost of food or fuel this winter, please get in touch with HertsHelp:
The bridges & structures team have advised that a full road closure is required for 1 Moor Mill Lane Bridge Resurfacing & joint replacement works. This is essential resurfacing works over the bridge and on the bridge approaches, including replacement of the joints, which is needed to properly maintain the bridge. As you can appreciate with Smug Oak Lane, as this is bridge works, they need to close the road to the point that motorists can sensibly divert from.
The anticipated start date is actually 8th March 2021. HCC Network Management have allowed for a road closure of 1 week. Albeit HCC have booked a weeks’ time slot for this work, they actually think the works will take no more than a day, subject to weather conditions.