2020 - Coronavirus update March 24th

Much has changed in the past week.  We are now in lockdown mode where only essential journeys are permitted.  Unless you are a Key Worker you should be staying at home.  Leisure centres, libraries and clothes shops are all closed, as are hairdressers and beauty salons. Supermarkets, some garages, other food outlets and pharmacies remain open for essentials.  Public Transport is running a much reduced service.

Here are some websites that will be updated with information that can provide help that is being offered by local volunteers.  These facilities are all supported by Wiltshire Council at this time.

Wiltshire Councils Coronavirus news page with links to your local service hubs, other news, definitions and home learning choices.

You should first contact your local village support group listed in the March 2020 Newsletter and on the Oare Village Website

Your local Corona Virus Volunteer hub is the PCCA (Pewsey Coronavirus Community Assistance) running out of a local cafe in Pewsey – click here and sign up online to receive help or to volunteer. This group is covering the wider Pewsey Vale including those living on the Kennet and Avon Canal and has the support of local businesses and other resources.

Any local farmers who are struggling with staff shortages, please contact Cllr Dawn Wilson on 01672 563917.  We are aware you may have issues and are trying to set up a support group across the Vale of Pewsey.

Look out for further updates and support as they appear.  Facebook is one way of keeping up with local happenings.

Above all, try not to focus all your time on the media and other news outlets.  Hysteria and doom saying are detrimental to your well being.  Take this time to catch up with neighbours and old friends online or by phone , do NOT visit.  Try out that new hobby or list of jobs you don’t ever get around to. If you are used to group activities try video messaging or Facetime to exercise collectively in your own homes or look out for online Choirs popping up.  “Necessity is the mother of invention,” so go invent!