Cornwall COVID-19 Update 22nd May

Post Office current accounts and access to cash                                       There is now an accelerated, telephone-based, nominated agent process for Post Office Card Account (POca) customers who are not able to leave home. The new process allows any POca customer who is having trouble accessing their money due to self-isolation, or if they are shielding, to arrange for a nominated agent to collect cash from a Post Office branch on their behalf. To request this service the customer rings the POca helpline on 0345 722 3344 then selects Option 1 and, when prompted, holds for an advisor.

The customer will need to have their POca card when making the call to verify their identity and will need to provide details of their named nominated agent. A new POca card and pin number is then sent to the customer at their home address which can then be used by the customer’s agent to access cash on their behalf at any Post Office branch. The customer will receive separate statements showing the transactions undertaken using the nominated agent card.

This new process removes the need for the customer to visit a Post Office branch to collect, complete and return the nominated agent form


RNLI and lifeguarding cover on beaches                                         Cornwall Council is warning people to be extra vigilant about safety at the seaside and think twice about going in or on the water as there will be no RNLI lifeguard cover over the bank holiday weekend. To add to potential problems, a large coastal swell and a spring tide are expected to bring hazardous sea conditions to the South West this weekend.

Cornwall Council has been in discussions with the RNLI to resume lifeguarding services on some of Cornwall’s beaches. Subject to having the appropriate social distancing and public health measures in place, lifeguards will return to a number of beaches with cover to be rolled out in three phases, with the beaches in Phase One to be lifeguarded by end of May.


Holiday lets must stay shut this weekend                                       Cornwall Council enforcement officers will take action against any accommodation providers that flout the COVID-19 business closure rules this bank holiday weekend.

At the start of the first extended weekend since the Government eased some of its lockdown restrictions, Cornwall Council is repeating the public health safety message to visitors to please come back later.

Restrictions on holiday accommodation remain in place and public protection officers will be responding to complaints of any businesses suspected of breaking the rules over the weekend, including making inspections of potential premises open illegally to holidaymakers.

If you’re concerned that a business may be flouting the rules, please contact Cornwall Council on 0300 123 1118 or email covid19@cornwall.gov.uk

There are some exemptions to holiday accommodation being open, for example people living there permanently, people not being able to return home and accommodation for key workers. Evidence to support these claimed exemptions are checked by officers.
Police have warned that they have the option to visit and fine people staying at second homes, caravans and campervans and will ask them to return home.

Residents planning to enjoy the sunshine this weekend are reminded to please do so responsibly and observe social distancing rules at all times.  If anyone is concerned that others may not be, they are urged to avoid confrontations and contact the police on 101 or 999 in an emergency.


Free parking in Cornwall Council car parks for NHS and health and social care staff

Cornwall Council car parks will remain free for NHS and health and social care staff and critical care volunteers when car park charges are reintroduced on Monday 1 June.
Like many local authorities across the country, the Council will be reintroducing car parking charges on 1 June as coronavirus lockdown measures start to ease.

Tariffs will remain at 2019 levels and not increase with inflation this year as originally planned. Free evening parking in most Council car parks will continue, as will flexible pay and park options during the day, including the option to buy batches of reduced rate parking sessions via the JustPark app.


 

Cornwall Council COVID-19 Update 16th May

Cormac  will be making a phased return to carry out key repair and maintenance works, alongside essential planned critical projects over the coming weeks. This will ensure that the road network and essential community infrastructure remain accessible and safe. This is essential for those who still need to travel – people travelling to and from work or to exercise, those who need to shop for basic necessities, people walking and cycling for exercise, and those providing care for vulnerable people – as well as maintaining the condition of 4,500 miles of our roads.
People are being asked to please be kind to the workforce and observe any diversions or safety fencing that is in place. Problems with roads, highways and footways can be reported online For up to date information on what’s happening in your area, see the updates on Cormac website programming pages


Dogs on beaches

The new seasonal restrictions for dogs on beaches began on 15 May 2020. At this stage they will affect only the 12 beaches in Cornwall that have Blue Flag or Seaside Award status, where no dogs will be allowed between 10.00 am and 6.00pm.

The remaining seasonal restrictions come into place on 1 July 2020 and will also be from 10.00 am to 6.00 pm. This allows dog owners to exercise with their pets before 10.00 am and after 6.00 pm, while the hours in between respect those who prefer to exercise on beaches without dogs present.

Dog owners should keep their pets on leads in all public areas to help with social distancing and also continue to pick up after their pets. There are no plans to relax access for dogs to Cornwall’s beaches, or to change Public Protection Orders, under the current easing of Government exercise guidance.


Reporting safeguarding concerns

Cornwall Council is reminding people to keep an eye on their vulnerable neighbours during lockdown in case of any safeguarding concerns.
Everyone has a right to live their life free from violence, fear and abuse, but not everyone can protect themselves. Watch out for:

  • Domestic abuse, by and towards people of any gender
  • Abuse of older people
  • Abuse of disabled or otherwise vulnerable people
  • Abuse of children

To report a safeguarding concern, ring the Council on 0300 1234 131 and choose option 3.
If you have immediate concerns or are worried about a child or young person’s safety, ring the Multi Agency Referral Unit (MARU) on 0300 123 1116.

 

Support for new parents in Cornwall, including front line health visiting and school nursing, are continuing throughout the lockdown.
New parents are still being offered home visits to undertake new birth assessments or can opt to receive their assessment by phone or video call.
Parents with children under the age of two also have access to video calls with a named health visitor and telephone or video call health reviews are continuing.
Families with additional needs are being prioritised and health visitors and school nurses are actively contacting families to provide health advice and support. This can range from growth and developmental concerns, health worries, behaviour and emotional health needs, coping with babies and children during the lockdown, infant feeding, nutrition and sleep issues.Breast feeding support is also being delivered by telephone and virtual contacts by breastfeeding volunteers who work with health visitors.There’s more support and information for families on Cornwall Council’s Together for Families web page.Health visitors and school nurses in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly can be contacted on the Client Advice Line on 01872 322779 or by emailing coco.childrenscmc@nhs.net.

Support to stop smoking New evidence shows that smokers who get coronavirus are 14 times more likely to get a severe respiratory disease, so there’s never been a better time to give up smoking. Cornwall Council’s Healthy Cornwall team are continuing to provide  a stop smoking support service, even during the lockdown, with support available by telephone, text and email.
As well as personalised behavioural support to develop a quit plan and practical help on beating the cravings, the Healthy Cornwall team can also arrange stop smoking medication, such as nicotine replacement therapy, through a GP prescription request or voucher.
To find out more, complete the online enquiry form or ring 01209 615600

Inclusion Cornwall Newsletter 18th May

BUDE, CAMELFORD, HELSTON, LIZARD (including outlying areas) – Village Works: Unemployed people (aged 16+)  in these areas can access a range of progression support to look at things like finding work, volunteering, managing money, increased community participation, building skills, reducing isolation….and more. ESF funded and being delivered through Inclusion Cornwall in partnership with Disability Cornwall, Cornwall Council and Kernow Credit Union. Email Grace.Simkins@cornwall.gov.uk to find out more and make a referral.

There are other ESF funded programmes being delivered in Cornwall…. if you are looking for support for someone who doesn’t live in a Village Works area please contact the Inclusion Cornwall Hub on hello@inclusioncornwall.co.uk or 01872 326440.

Citizens Advice looking for volunteers

Citizens Advice are  looking for new volunteers in all areas of Cornwall to start training once the current lockdown restrictions are over. Their volunteers act as advisers, office admin staff and research, and campaign workers with full training provided – no previous experience is necessary.

It may be surprising to learn that the vast majority of the staff at Citizens Advice Cornwall are volunteers. Currently, they are looking for new advisers: however, there are other volunteer roles that become available from time to time, including: trustees, research and campaigns …

For information on volunteering, please see our website https://www.citizensadvicecornwall.org.uk/volunteer-with-us/

Cornwall COVID19 Volunteers Update

Cornwall has had a fantastic response with the number of volunteers now supporting our communities and we now expect a growing demand for more volunteer roles.

Volunteer Drivers  The NHS is now encouraging people to attend their essential hospital appointments and treatments so there may be a need for more volunteer drivers if they wish to avoid using public transport.  Email bookings@volunteercornwall.org.uk with DRIVER in the subject line if this interests you.

Cornwall Hugs Care Workers This charity can match offers of empty holiday-lets with requests from Care Workers to provide temporary, emergency accommodation. Many Care Workers are sleeping at work or in their cars to protect vulnerable loved ones at home. ‘Cornwall Hugs Care Workers’ urgently needs accommodation providers to support these carers in their vital work. Register offers or donations here https://www.cornwallhugs.org/  and join https://www.facebook.com/CornwallHugs/  for new updates.

 

Local Services currently available

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The times and availability of the Services listed below change to meet current conditions and Goverment Guidance – Please check regularly

St Breward Surgeries  
Brookside Surgery – Dispensary Only
Monday 2 – 3pm, Thursday 0830 – 1130 & 4 – 5.30pm, Friday 12noon – 1pm
Row Surgery
Monday 3.30 – 5.30pm, Wednesday 1030 – 1230, Friday 0830-10am

 


Shop & Post Office                                                        Monday to Saturday 7.30am to 7.30pm  Sundays and Bank Holidays  9am to 5pm  01208 850260  stbrewardstores@gmail.com                                        Home deliveries for the vulnerable and those isolating

‘When the Shop is open the Post Office is open’

The Play Area is now open                           Goverment restrictions on the use of play equipment in public parks and playgrounds was lifted on Saturday 4th July.  Most Cornwall Council owned play areas were opend on 4th July.  Town and Parish Councils which own play areas are carrying out their own Covid risk assessments before deciding whether to reopen

Following a full inspection of equipment and Covid Risk assessment St Breward Parish Council decided to reopen the Play Area at Rylands.  This decision  was made at the Parish Council meeting on Monday 13 July.

The Parish Council reminds parents/carers that allowing children to use the play area is done at their own risk and to follow the rules for safe use displayed on each gate.

 

Parish Church 
The Church is open daily for private prayer.

Regular Sunday Services are held every couple of weeks. Next services 30 Aug, 6, 13 & 20 Sept, commencing at 11.10am

Everyone will be asked to sanitise their hands as they enter and leave.  Social distancing at all times.  For more information, contact Cathy McShee 01208 850435

The Old Inn & Restaurant Churchtown 01208 850711  www.theoldinnandrestaurant.co.uk

Opening Hours

Monday-Friday 11am -11pm
Saturday 11am-11pm
Sundays 12noon-11pm
Meals Served:
Monday –   Friday 11am- 2pm and 6-9pm      Full Menu & Specials
Saturday – 11am – 9pm                                  Full Menu & Specials
Sunday –  12noon – 9pm                                Full Menu, Specials and ‘Roast’
Take Away Service everyday 6-9pm  (Delivery to those self isolating)

All entry via front door, side entrance only available for those needing an easier access for mobility

Following Goverment Guideline there will be Table Service only for food and drink.  Book your table on 01208 85071

The St Breward Credit Union Service Point is open Wednesdays  10am – 12 noon     at Gwerty Koth (old Shop), Row.
For more information about Credit Unions do call in or contact Denis Lusby 01208 850517 denis.lusby@btinternet.com

Mobile Library                                                             Wednesdays  26th August and 23rd September. Outside the Doctor’s Surgery at Row 4-4.30pm The service has been adapted to pandemic conditions and to provide a safe service, customers will not be able will not be able to board the mobile library to browse, instead books will be returned/issued at the door, observing the current social distancing measures.

To start with this will be a ‘click and collect’ service – order books from www.cornwall.gov.uk/leisure-and-culture/libraries
and collect from the mobile library. Please note that some books may take a while to arrive if someone else has borrowed them so please allow for this when you place your reservations.

They are also offering a ‘staff selection’ whereby you tell them your favourite genre in advance and staff will issue a selection of books based on your preference, so that you can take away some books even if the items that you have reserved do not arrive in time for your scheduled stop or if you are unable to place your reservations online.

Join the Library online and use your membership card both online and at the Mobile Library.  Please bring you membership card number with you on your first visit

Should you need any help or more information please contact Jo Zimber Community Library Information Assistant (East Area) Joanne.Zimber@cornwall.gov.uk  0300 1234 111

Snails’s Pace Cafe at Wenfordbridge
Re-opening for full service and Cycle Hire on Saturday 4th July at 0930am

Café open every day 0930am-4.30pm Cycle Hire mornings only – must be prebooked  Card payment preferred  www.snailspacecafe.co.uk 01208 851178

 

St Breward AFC Social Club at Brake Parc  Penvorder Lane 01208 850526

Saturday & Sunday from 12noon.   Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday closed. Thursday and Friday from 7pm

Club House Kitchen

Friday Breakfast 0800 – 1030 Take Way or Delivery                                                                  Saturday 5pm-8pm Take Way or Delivery           Sunday Roast 12noon-2pm Take Away or Delivery

Nic’s Mobile Catering
Monday, Wednesday & Friday Nicola Dingle 07462 127100

 

 

The Raj at Wadebridge Kirsty Hewitt is continuing to co-ordinate deliveries twice a month from The Raj to the Camel Trail Car Park at WenfordBridge. Please contact Kirsty 07748 803280 if you are interested in receiving notifications. No commitment to having a regular delivery

 

 

Golden Fry have suspended their weekly visits to St Breward during the Lockdown;  they are at present operating a Drive Through Service from the Callywith Roundabout on Monday to Fridays between noon and 1pm and between 5 and 7pm.

 

Fish Deliveries  Salli Scott is continuing to co-ordinate fish deliveries from Port Isaac
Please contact Salli 07877 781875 saascott@hotmail.co.uk for details of ordering, collection and payment.

 

 

Moorgoods   Penvorder Lane is open Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm, Saturday 9am to 12noon (later by appointment)  01208 850543 kevinfoster@moorgoods.co.uk

 

 

Coronavirus Community Newsletter No. 12

A message from St Breward Stores & Post Office
From Monday 11th May we will be resuming our previous opening hours.
Monday – Saturday: 7.30am – 7.30pm Sunday & Bank Holidays 9am – 5pm

We would like to thank everyone for bearing with us whilst we were operating at reduced hours and whilst we operate a ‘One In, One Out’ policy.
Thank you so much for supporting us; we will continue to be mindful of all the Social Distancing Rules and will do our best to ensure that you are served as quickly as possible.
Stay safe, and we hope that bringing back our full opening times will be of benefit to the community.

DELIVERIES:
We will continue to do home deliveries for the vulnerable and those isolating. We are very happy to support those individuals for as long as the service is needed to keep them safe.
Darren, Dale, Jan, Lorraine, Victoria, Nikki and Viv    stbrewardstores@gmail.com 01208 850260

OTHER SERVICES OPERATING LOCALLY
The Old Inn Take Away Service
Friday & Saturday evening 5pm to 7pm, Bar Meals & Specials                                    Sunday Roast 12noon to 2pm, Order by 7pm Saturday
Telephone 01208 850711 to order and pay by card (cash only if no card available).

To comply with current regulations all orders will be given a time slot for collection and brought out to the Big Deck Chair.  No-one can enter the Pub.  Please order as early in the day as possible, staff will be available to take orders from 10am.
Deliveries only to those who are self isolating who have no-one else to collect for them.  Check the website for Specials  www.theoldinnandrestaurant.co.uk

Nic’s Mobile Catering Take Away Food Service, some home deliveries  Nicola Dingle 07462 137100

Snail’s Pace Cafe are offering cake treat boxes every Friday – pre-order by end of day Thursday. £12 a box with a selection of 4 slices of cake. Free delivery to local area or pre-arranged collection times given. BACS payments please in advance. Check out social media for details or email info@snailspacecafe.co.uk or text 07722 056121. Also, whole cake available to pre-order – get in touch if you are interested.

Moorgoods   Penvorder Lane is open Monday – Friday 9am to 5pm, Saturday 9am to 12noon (later by appointment) 01208 850543 or email kevinfoster@moorgoods.co.uk

Scarecrow Event – Not a competition this year but an online event. Look at the Keyworker Scarecrows on the St Breward Carnival Facebook and the community website and please do share with family and friends locally, nationally and internationally.
Photos of your Screcrows can be sent to the Carnival Facbook page or to stbrewardcarnival@stbreward.net   

St Breward Stores – Shop window poster competition  Draw a picture on an A4 piece of paper supporting the NHS (name and address on the back, plus age if under 16) and drop in at the Shop by Sunday 17th May.  The prizes are two £20 shop vouchers (one under and over 16’s)

The Parish Council is receiving a considerable amount of information from Central Government, Cornwall Council and a variety of other Agencies;  the Council is making sure that our community website is updated regularly.   

If you think that there is information on the website that would be helpful to members of our community who do not have access to the Internet please email or telephone 01208 850727 and we will ensure that they receive a paper copy.

 

Cornwall Council COVID-19 update 7th May

Bulky waste and garden waste collections     Cornwall Council has restarted its bulky waste collection service for items that are too big to be included in normal household rubbish collections. The cost depends on the category of item you’d like to have collected, beginning at £26 for up to four standard items. For more information or to book a collection, see  Bulky waste collections

The Council’s fortnightly domestic garden waste collection service for things like grass clippings, weeds, leaves and prunings is also running as normal. First time subscribers will need to buy a brown bin or reusable bag, details at Garden waste collections  or you can compost your garden waste by  buying a Cornwall Council subsidised composter or Green Johanna. Alternatively, read our Get Composting article and find out how to make good compost the traditional way.


New 24/7 mental health telephone support, advice and triage

There is now a 24/7 open access phone service for anyone worried about their mental health. Support is available to anyone, regardless of age, all day, every day, by calling free on 0800 038 5300. There are also useful resources for anyone who needs to talk at Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust


Safer Cornwall is calling on residents to support each other during the pandemic and avoid confrontations over social distancing. This partnership has received reports of verbal abuse, abuse on social media, and criminal damage to personal property as a result of people being mistaken for breaking social distancing rules.

Both Devon and Cornwall Police and Cornwall Council’s Anti-Social Behaviour Team have warned that they will not tolerate behaviour causing harassment, alarm or distress and will take action against those responsible. Residents are reminded to treat one another with respect at this difficult time and to report their concerns to the correct agencies so they can carry out the appropriate investigations.

Anyone concerned about social gathering should contact the Police by calling 101 or email 101@dc.police.uk and 999 in an emergency. If a business is suspected of flouting closure orders,  reports should be made to Cornwall Council on 0300 123 1118


Cornwall Bereavement Network is offering a new helpline, for people who have experienced the death of a family member at home, or who are dying at home. The service provides pastoral support similar to that provided by the Chaplaincy team at Royal Cornwall Hospitals Trust. The number for the helpline is 01726 829874.


Boots pharmacies provide Safe Spaces for domestic abuse victims

UK SAYS NO MORE has teamed up with Boots UK to launch Safe Spaces in their pharmacies across the UK. Victims of domestic abuse can access the consultation rooms in Boots pharmacies, where they can contact specialist domestic abuse services for support and advice. The scheme is in response to the desperate situation facing many victims who are isolating with perpetrators during lockdown, and who may not be able to reach out to friends, family, co-workers or support services while at home.


GPs and hospitals urge Cornwall and Isles of Scilly residents to get the urgent care and treatment they need.

Many people in the UK are too concerned about being a burden on the NHS to seek help from their GP, latest figures show. Here in Cornwall, adult attendances for major illness and injury at the county’s main emergency department are down by 50 percent and the number of children being brought in for serious conditions is down even more, by almost 80 percent. Health and care professionals are concerned that people are putting off making appointments, even though they might be worried about symptoms that could be signs of cancer or other serious illness.

Parents are also being encouraged not to delay in seeking treatment and care if their child has a COVID infection or any other urgent medical problem. The Handi App will help parents decide when they need to get help, or to go online, or call 111 for advice. If they are worried about very serious symptoms, always call 999.

Anyone who is unsure if something needs a hospital visit can check online at nhs.uk or call 111.


Adult social care equipment

Anyone who currently uses equipment issued by Cornwall Council’s Community Equipment Loan Service (CELs) can still contact the Council if there’s a problem with their equipment, if it’s due for a service, or to request new equipment.

This includes residents who rely on Lifeline devices, which monitor movements and can send help in an emergency.

Equipment that helps people to live independently in their own homes is an essential service, and it’s important that residents are still able to use that equipment safely.
All of these services can be accessed while observing social distancing measures.

For enquiries about community equipment – whether that’s to collect items that are no longer needed or to see about fixing a broken piece of kit – the number to call is 01208 269716.


Don’t go in, or on, the sea

The RNLI is advising people that they should not take part in any water-based activity on or in the sea over the bank holiday weekend. This is to reduce the risk to the lifesaving charity’s volunteer crews and other emergency services being exposed to COVID-19, and the pressure on their time.

RNLI Lifeguard patrols did not take up their usual posts along our coast at the end of March due to the COVID-19 restrictions, and at this stage there is no predicting when they may be able to return. RNLI Lifeboat crews are still on standby to help sea craft in distress, but people are being asked to do their bit to prevent avoidable incidents on the shoreline.

Beaches are open for exercise, but people shouldn’t congregate on them and should only exercise locally.