MEREWORTH AND WEST PECKHAM VOLUNTEER SUPPORT GROUP
If YOU NEED HELP FOR SHOPPING, PRESCRIPTIONS, OTHER URGENT ITEMS, OR JUST A FRIENDLY CHAT IF YOU ARE FEELING LONELY THEN PLEASE CALL THE SUPPORT GROUP – 07933 843118 and a volunteer from the group will be able to help.
Health and local authorities are appealing for people to follow national Government guidance to prevent further spread of the illness and limit the numbers affected. This guidance includes taking basic hygiene precautions as the best way of significantly reducing the chances of spreading any virus: sneeze or cough into a tissue, bin it, wash your hands frequently and don’t touch your face unless you’ve just washed your hands. Current evidence indicates that most cases appear to be mild, with patients experiencing flu-like symptoms. Older residents or those with weakened immune systems or long-term conditions may experience more severe symptoms.
What you need to do
Stay at home
Only go outside for food, health reasons or work (but only if you cannot work from home)
Stay 2 metres (6ft) away from other people
Wash your hands as soon as you get home
You can spread the virus even if you don’t have symptoms.
Staying at home and away from others (social distancing)
If you think you have symptoms associated with the coronavirus, you should not go to A&E or your doctor but self-isolate yourself at home and ring NHS 111 which has an online coronavirus service that can tell if you need medical help and advise you what to do.
The symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19) are:
• a cough
• a high temperature
• shortness of breath
Self-isolation means you should:
• stay at home
• not go to work, school or public places
• not use public transport or taxis
• ask friends, family members or delivery services to do errands for you
• avoid visitors to your home – it’s OK for friends, family or delivery drivers to drop off food
For more information go to www.nhs.uk/coronavirus
Details on testing are published daily at 2pm and includes a breakdown of negative and positive tests https://www.gov.uk/guidance/wuhan-novel-coronavirus-information-for-the
The next meeting of Mereworth Parish Council will be held by electronic communication on 25 August 2020 because of the risk of Covid-19. Please note there is no Parish Council meeting in July
There will be no more Sunday services at the church until further notice. The church will be open where possible but with no public services taking place.
Mereworth Village Fete is CANCELLED for this year.
Tonbridge & Malling Borough Council have cancelled all meetings until further notice and ask that public do not visit council offices but to phone/email. There is a dedicated web page to promote latest health advice and changes to delivery of council services :
Mereworth lies in the Medway Valley between Maidstone and Tonbridge. The village is in the Metropolitan Green Belt and much of it is a Conservation Area.
St Lawrence’s Church is a handsome classical building with an eye-catching steeple, and there are many listed buildings in the main street (The Street) and Butchers Lane. The former Globe petrol filling station, more recently a motorcycle business, is also in The Street.
There is one pub/restaurant – The Moody Mare, in Seven Mile Lane.
Mereworth Primary School is located in The Street
Mereworth Pre-School is located in Butchers Lane in the Village Hall