Covid-19 (Coronavirus) Update
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’ doors 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.
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 people 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 Foodank.
Chesham Community Fridge
https://cheshamcommunityfridge.org/ Chesham Community Fridge is located next to Broadway Baptist Church and is open on Wednesday and Saturday from 10am until 12pm.
Citizens Advice Bureau
https://www.chilterncab.org.uk/ 01494 545991
As well as being able to refer families and individuals to Chiltern foodbank, Citizens Advice can also help with any questions or difficulties you may have regarding:
- Managing money
There is 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.
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