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Covid-19 update


THE LATEST COVID-19 GUIDANCE FROM THE GOVERNMENT - DATED 28th May - IS PROVIDED HERE.

This week's West Berkshire Council update is here. Community and West Berkshire Council information has been added here.

There are now 379 confirmed cases in West Berkshire and the number is still increasing. Nearly a third of all deaths in West Berkshire are Covid-19 related. Nearly a third of all recorded infections result in death, that's a higher rate than any of the surrounding counties. Please, please, please, KEEP YOUR DISTANCE from others and if you are in a vulnerable group, SELF-ISOLATE - that means STAY INDOORS. Inkpen's helpers are there to get you through self-isolation. Their names and contact details are shown on the News page. Self-isolation and distancing are for YOUR protection and that of OTHERS.

'THIS IS THE MOMENT OF MAXIMUM RISK'. DON'T PUT OTHERS AT RISK - STAY AT HOME (YOUR PRIMARY RESIDENCE). THIS IS A PUBLIC HEALTH EMERGENCY. ADHERE TO THE GOVERNMENT GUIDELINES ON EXERCISE AND BASIC ONLY SHOPPING. IF YOU DO HAVE TO GO OUT, THINK ABOUT WEARING A FACE MASK (See item on the News page).

Full Guidance is given here.

The Government is now instructing people that they MUST stay at home except for;  shopping for basic necessities,  daily exercise,  any medical need and travelling to and from ESSENTIAL work or activity.  And, you MUST keep your distance when exposed to people that you don't live with.

Gatherings in public with non-household members is LIMITED to one non-household person and social distancing must be applied.

Latest guidance and information
For the latest guidance and information on what to do as a precaution or in the event of getting possible symptoms, go to the News page. If you are in good health, please make sure that any of your neighbours that might be vulnerable to the coronavirus are able to manage and are well, and keep in touch with them regularly.  If you are aware of someone in Inkpen who is self-isolating but may not be getting help, please contact the clerk to the Parish Council.

Just to reiterate, if you need help and are in self-isolation, the News page provides a list of those offering to help you - take your pick.


NEWS

Email and Phone Scams
There are always people out to exploit the vulnerable, especially at times where peoples attention is diverted to other matters of harm. A number of Covid19 related phishing emails have been reported to Action Fraud. These emails attempt to trick you into opening malicious attachments which could lead to fraudsters stealing your personal information, logins, passwords, or banking details. If you get emails that you aren't sure about, or unknown people phone you or knock on your door, ignore it and please seek advice - go to ActionFraud. If you are using electronic devices that don't have up-to-date virus protection, please get it fixed - if in doubt, talk to one of the helper listed on the News page. A range of current scams is also listed on the News page.

The History Group have had a bit of fun during lockdown and they hope you will find it both fun and interesting too. To see what they've been up to, click here.

St. Michael's Church and the Coronavirus
In this fast moving situation you will probably have already heard that as from now church worship is cancelled and the church is closed - sad particularly because Mothering Sunday and then Easter Day are just round the corner.

VE'75
On the 8th of May, we will be marking VE’75, the 75th anniversary of the end of the second world war in Europe. It is an opportunity for us all to spare just a few moments to think of those people, those individuals, caught up in the tragedy of the second world war and of their many heartbreaks and sadnesses. Fuller details are given here. Some images of Britain's VE celebration can be found here.

Animals, Cars and Covid-19
There is information about how Covid-19 affects cats, dogs and other animals, on the news page, along with a bit of advice from the RAC on how to keep your car in running order during your period of self-isolation..

Things for you to do
If you find yourself stuck indoors, the news page offers loads of advice on resources, something for all ages (well almost), from age 3 upwards.

Going for a walk
If you want a breath of fresh air and some exercise, check out the Inkpen walks, but keep your distance from others, that's at least 6 feet apart in old money. If you feel that you should wear a face mask when outdoors, then checkout the design given on the News page.

Also on the news page this month there are a number of updates including from the Inkpen Primary School and the pre-school, from the Playing field trust and Village Hall. There's a Police Report and news of the Gigaclear works taking place around Inkpen.

Climate change issues are taking hold and Inkpen's role in this will be discussed at the Parish Council and the IMPFT meetings. Climate issues haven't gone away and don't deserve a lesser priority even now. Climate change IS a pandemic just as much as COVID 19 is.


inkpen parish council

Parish Council public meetings are, for the time being, suspended. Councillors will conduct their business by email.

Parish Council Information including planning updates, an archive of previous minutes and agendas, and dates for up-coming meetings. In addition, there are updates on environmental issues, library services and services such as high speed broadband.

There's a register of Councillor's details and interests, Council financial reports, details of the Code of Conduct, and application forms for village groups to apply for the limited Parish Council grants.

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