Aston le Walls Parish Council

Serving the people of Aston le Walls

Clerk: Mrs. Gillian Taylor
Timbercroft, Welsh Road
Aston le Walls, Daventry
Northamptonshire NN11 6UD

Tel: 01295 660363

COVID-19 information sources

The following links have information about COVID-19 and action to take / not take, which you may find useful.

NHS: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/

NHS 111: https://111.nhs.uk/covid-19

Public Health England: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-information-for-the-public

World Health Organisation https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019

The symptoms of coronavirus are:

  • a cough
  • a high temperature
  • shortness of breath

But these symptoms do not necessarily mean you have the illness. The symptoms are similar to other illnesses that are much more common, such as cold and flu.

Everyone in reminded that good hygiene is the best prevention and there are some simple steps everyone can take to protect themselves and their family. These include washing hands regularly and thoroughly and covering mouths and noses with a tissue when coughing or sneezing and disposing of the tissue immediately in the bin.

The Parish Council commends the positive action of Parishioners supporting those that are vulnerable and those that are self isolating. Further information can be found here: http://astonlewalls.org/

The website of our MP Andrea Leadsom also contains useful information: https://www.andrealeadsom.com/news

FRAUD

Be aware that there are a number of fraud schemes and scams related to COVID-19 – non-delivery scams being the most prevalent (ie: purchase of masks or hand sanitizer online from dubious sources) there are also some reports of miscreants offering to purchase goods for those in isolation, as well as the more run of the mill online fraud. As always, if in doubt, check the source.

Cofense has collated examples of the most common Phishing emails: [LINK]

There has also been a reports of door-door sales of test kits, particularly targeting the vulnerable. An incident in Kettering last week, where a cold-caller knocked at the door of an elderly couple, offering Coronavirus home-testing kits in exchange for their debit card details.

Fortunately on this occasion no personal details were provided. However, Chief Inspector Peter Basham, who is leading the Force's community response to the Covid-19 crisis, is asking people to look out for each other at this difficult time.

He said: "It is very sad that at a time when we should all be pulling together as a community, there are still those who are seeking to exploit the situation and attempt to scam the most vulnerable members of our society.

"I would like to stress that the Force, nor any other agency, is offering Coronavirus home-testing. If these were available, legitimate businesses would not be selling them door-to-door.

"Under no circumstances should you ever give out your personal or bank details to anyone, and if you're approached by someone offering services or selling goods on your doorstep, please report it to the police.

"We are also asking anyone who has contact with either an elderly or vulnerable person to please pass on this gentle crime prevention reminder to help prevent them from becoming a victim of doorstep crime.

You can contact the police in one of the following ways:

Telephone: 999 in an emergency, for non-urgent matters you can call 101.

To avoid waiting on the telephone, we recommend making use of the online system, it's quick and easy, and has lots of useful advice which may answer your query, you can report online in the following ways:

Crimes and Incidents: www.northants.police.uk - click the report button.


Give Information: www.northants.police.uk/contact/cubp/northants/tell-us-about-something-youve-seen-or-heard/

Posted: Thu, 26 Mar 2020 08:20 by Mark Hazelton

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