Covid-19 (Coronavirus)

COVID -19 (CORONAVIRUS)

Chesham Town Council will be monitoring the situation pertaining to the Coronavirus and will be following advice issued by the Government and Public Health England accordingly.

Being able to self-isolate effectively is really important to help stop the spread of Covid-19/Coronavirus. If you can, please volunteer to check on your neighbours and support them if needed. You can do this by:

  • Giving a card with your contact details on to people you know might need support. Knock on your neighbours’ door and let them know they can call you.
  • Buckinghamshire Council has set up a Buckinghamshire Community Support Hub including good practice advice for how to stay safe while helping others.

Going into self-isolation can feel intimidating. Staying mainly or totally at home for two weeks or twelve can still be part of a community effort. Mind has advice about looking after your mental health while in social isolation.

Information about Coronavirus is being updated rapidly. To keep up to date with current and accurate information stick to trusted sources; visit the NHS coronavirus page which has information about the virus, symptoms, self-isolating, and travel.

Medical Help

If you think you may have Coronavirus and need medical help, please use the NHS 111 symptom checker service for help.

The Chiltern Foodbank

https://chiltern.foodbank.org.uk/ is available for anyone struggling with food poverty. If you are worried about not having enough money for food, please get in touch with Chesham Citizens Advice Bureau who can refer you to the foodbank.

Chesham Community Fridge

https://cheshamcommunityfridge.org/

Chesham Community Fridge is located next to Broadway Baptist Church and is open on Wednesday and Saturday from 10 am Until 12

Citizens Advice Bureau

https://www.chilterncab.org.uk/    01494 545991

As well as being able to refer families and individuals to Chiltern foodbank can also help with any questions or difficulties you may have regarding:

  • Managing money
  • Debt
  • Benefits
  • Housing
  • Employment

There is also a facebook page that has been set up by volunteers to co-ordinate help for residents of Chesham called Chesham Help for Coronavirus

Local Deliveries and Transport

If you are an elderly or vulnerable bus pass user, the County Council has asked all bus companies to accept bus passes at any time of day so that you can access early opening hours for shops.