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NHS 111 online coronavirus service at: 111.nhs.uk/covid-19
In a medical emergency call 999
Information about the new NHS Covid-19 app for smart phones can be found here:
NHS Guidelines state:
• If you have any symptoms of Covid-19, even if they are very mild symptoms, book a test immediately and stay at home.
• Symptoms of Covid-19 are a high temperature, new continuous cough, loss or change in your sense of taste or smell.
• Stay at home if you have any symptoms of Covid-19 that started in the last 10 days, unless you have had a negative test result.
• Stay at home if you have been advised to self-isolate by NHS Test and Trace.
• Stay at home if someone in your household has had any symptoms of coronavirus and has not had a negative test result. If they have not done so, they should get a test.
There are testing centres locally, or you can order a home test. The test involves taking a swab of the inside of your nose and the back of your throat, using a cotton bud. You can do the swab yourself, or someone can do it for you.
If you have any of the symptoms - a high temperature, a new continuous cough, or a loss or change in your sense of smell or taste, please book a test now. Call 119 or go online: https://www.gov.uk/get-coronavirus-test
Figures for Buckinghamshire Covid-19 cases can be found here:
Further information for residents in Buckinghamshire can be found here:
Wash your hands with soap and water often – for at least 20 seconds
Always wash your hands when you get home or into work
Use soap and water or hand sanitiser gel
Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or the crook of your elbow (not your hand) when you cough or sneeze
Put used tissues in the bin straight away. Wash your hands afterwards
Try to avoid close contact with people who are unwell
Avoid close contact with people, keeping at least 6 feet away
Touch your eyes, nose or mouth if your hands are not clean
In the Villages:
Please be a good neighbour, be aware of anyone who may be on their own, unable to get out or who is self- isolating. Ask friends, family members or delivery services to drop off food & other essential supplies.
Government guidelines can be found here:
From the Buckinghamshire Council:
With the re-opening many shops and businesses on Monday 15 June, road traffic will increase and Buckinghamshire Council will reinstate all of the on-street parking restrictions that were relaxed on 27 March to give key workers easier access to essential services during the coronavirus crisis. Parking enforcement on single yellow lines, limited waiting areas, and residents’ bays will recommence from Monday 15th June. If any residents have concerns about parking as enforcement recommences, please contact: email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0343 208 5544.
Concessionary bus pass hours return to normal. Travel limits on concessionary bus passes, which were lifted when lockdown restrictions started in March, are to be reinstated on Monday (15 June) in line with the latest Government Guidance. Details of when concessionary passes can be used can be found on:
Government says face coverings must be worn on buses from 15 June. Public bus service and school transport operators across Buckinghamshire are getting ready to implement the new government guidelines on wearing face coverings on public transport to help avoid spreading coronavirus when the rules come into force on 15 June. A face covering is not the same as the surgical masks or respirators used by healthcare and other workers as part of personal protective equipment. It is simply a fabric covering for the nose and mouth which helps prevent a person who is infected but hasn't yet developed symptoms spreading coronavirus to others.
Government guidance on when to wear face coverings to help prevent coronavirus transmission can be found here:
Advice regarding visiting the Hambleden Valley from DEFRA can be found here:
Guidance from the Chilterns Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty can be found on their Facebook page here:
The current situation changes at a very fast rate, any information provided is quite frequently outdated within days.
News from Buckinghamshire Council can be found here:
Register as a vulnerable person with medical conditions to access priority online shopping slots here:
Latest updates from the Government can be found here:
Any changes to services provided by Councils, such as refuse collection updates can be found here:
Local Support Hub information:
Buckinghamshire and Surrey Trading Standards:
Sign up to Trading Standards e-newsletter:
Advice regarding some scams arising out of the Coronavirus Pandemic that Trading Standards are aware of (this list is not exhaustive):
• At the present time there are no Coronavirus testing kits available to buy, or to be tested at your doorstep. Do not be tempted to pay for this non-existent service.
• Do NOT place items on your doorstep to say you need help as this is an invitation to scammers that you may be in a vulnerable situation.
• The council DO NOT need to enter your house to do a deep clean
• Emails saying that you can get a refund on taxes or business rates should be treated with extreme caution. Often the sender just wants your personal details.
• Do not pay upfront fees. We are aware of phone calls from ‘energy companies’ offering credit during the crisis if they can collect an advance payment. This is a scam.
• Your bank or the police will NEVER ask for your bank details over the phone.
If you see someone sleeping rough please use the following contacts:
Helpful Local Information:
There is a volunteer Lane End Community Support Group that covers Lane End, Frieth, Bolter End, Cadmore End and Wheeler End. The primary contact for Frieth is Sacha: 07951 448995. Shopping for essential supplies is done from Londis. Support can be offered for delivering essentials, a friendly phone call, dog walking, essential DIY repairs, and picking up of non-essential repeat medication from Lane End Surgery.
You can call one of the key contacts during the time stated only:
10-11am Emma 97795 300589
1-2pm Rebecca 07810 648284
3-4pm Amy 07799 714698
5-6pm Ian 07795 170232
For the elderly or vulnerable and unable to leave their homes, Hambleden Stores can organise deliveries, please email@example.com
or alternatively call 01491 571 201. The shop remains open currently (as of 31/03/2020) and only 2 customers are allowed in the store at any one time to adhere to social distancing rules. The Westside Fruit Shop, Clay Lane in Booker remains open with fresh fruit and vegetables and other supplies.
Further, there are a group of Hambleden residents who are happy to be contacted by residences in the local area should you need assistance:
Jane 07725 040733 or 01491 575603.
Jemima 07831 986604.
Lara 01491 413194.
Amanda 07890 574914.
Jonathon 01491 413635.
Bart Lacey 07881 487336
Volunteers for vulnerable residents in Fingest is being co-ordinated by Jan O'Brien, please contact the Parish Clerk firstname.lastname@example.org should you need to be put in touch.
The play area at Ellery Rise, Frieth has been re-opened as of Friday 17/07/2020. The equipment will not be cleaned, and use of it as at your own risk. Further information can be found here:
The Government guidelines can be found here:
My Marlow has details of various restaurants and takeaways here: https://www.mymarlow.co.uk/
RSPCA 0300 123 4999
Buckinghamshire Council 01296 395 000
Adults Services - Buckinghamshire Council 01296 383204
HMRC 0300 200 3300
Marlow Medical Group Hambleden Branch 01491 571 305
Lane End Branch 01494 881 209
Marlow Branch 01628 484666
National Grid If you smell gas 0800 111 999
UK Power Networks To report a power cut 105
Thames Water 0800 316 9800
Hambleden Parish Council 01494 881 483
Wash Hands. Cover Face. Make Space.
Although we have attempted to publish accurate information as of 25/09/2020 we cannot accept responsibility for the accuracy of any advice given. We recommend that you check with any service provider/business listed for up-to-date services and regulations