Sixpenny Handley and Pentridge Parish now have support teams in place for those affected by COVID-19 (CoronaVirus).
Key information from the contact sheets that have been delivered around the village can be found below.
The parish council have organised teams of volunteers to help during the Covid-19 emergency. They have teamed up with the Handley & Cranborne surgeries as well as local shops in order to best help those who are self isolated. This service is for the use of those who are Self-Isolated and key workers.
Prescriptions: To have prescriptions collected, ensure that they are ready for collection in advance, you will also need to sign an approval form to authorise the helper to collect on your behalf.
Shopping: NISA: 01725 552658 and Clarkes Butchers: 01725 552328 will both take orders and a card payment over the telephone. Let them know that your buddy is collecting on your behalf.
Phone Buddies: There is also a team of people who will be happy to talk with you at any time of the day, just to pass the time and have a chat about anything that is not of a personal nature. If you have a smartphone, tablet or computer, ask about ‘Teams’ – this is new to the parish but can enable you to group chat and also see who you are talking with.
Exchange Library Books: At the parish council office, ask your buddy
Newsletters and updates support team contact sheets will be sent out to keep everyone informed of changes and support available.
Newsletter 1 (21/03/2020): https://sixpennyhandley.info/files/newsletter1-21-3-20.pdf
Newsletter 2 (03/04/2020): https://sixpennyhandley.info/files/newsletter-2.pdf
Support Team Contact Form 1 (28/03/2020): http://pentridgedorset.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/Team-4-Support-Contact-form.pdf
Support Team Contact Form 2 (14/04/2020): http://pentridgedorset.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/Team-4-Support-Contact-form-1.pdf
Additional Info Sources
You can find out more on the Sixpenny Handley website: https://sixpennyhandley.info/community-organisations/covid-19
There is also a neighbourhood group setup by Andy Turner on the ‘Next Door’ website for Sixpenny, Pentridge & surrounding areas during the Covid-19 outbreak where people can share both government and local information, it’s free to join: https://nextdoor.co.uk/g/jd7hfbg6m/
This PDF contains guidance from National Police Chiefs Council on what consitutes a reason for going out during lockdown: http://pentridgedorset.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/What-constitutes-a-reasonable-excuse.pdf
Free Printable Social Distancing / Self Isolating Sign for your door: Social Distancing Door Sign