17 Mar CORONAVIRUS – COVID-19
We believe that it is important for our residents and readers to be well informed when it comes to the COVID-19. This new strain of Coronavirus is causing havoc across the globe and we are all facing significant challenges as the virus spreads throughout the wider community. If you are present on social media you will have seen more conflicting news than you can make sense of.
It is important that when it comes to your safety you ONLY take notice of official guidance provided by the NHS.
As a result, we have put plans in place to mitigate the impact to the residents of Warfield Park.
COVID-19 has flu like symptoms typically including:
- Shortness of breath
For healthy individuals the symptoms are generally mild, however, COVID-19 is currently having a higher impact in elderly populations and those with weakened immune systems.
Therefore we ask that residents look out for each other, especially if neighbours have pre-existing conditions which could leave them vulnerable. If you do need to visit each other, remember, wash your hands before, during and after.
If you have developed a new cough or have a fever the advice from Government is to self-isolate for 7 days.
What to do
Due to strain on the system, ONLY call NHS 111 if;
- you feel you cannot cope with your symptoms at home
- your condition gets worse
- your symptoms do not get better after 7 days
With this information in mind we would like to inform you of some changes we are making in line with Government’s objective of contain, delay and mitigate, to minimise the risk to our residents.
- Please do not be offended if we do not shake hands – this is a key means by which the virus can be transmitted.
- Please can we ask residents to avoid coming to the office unless absolutely necessary. Please use the phone or email us.
- Please can we ask residents to make sure they wash their hands regularly. Please see Public Health England’s YouTube video on how to effectively wash your hands.
- We will be installing hand sanitisers in the office as soon as we are able to obtain them from our supplier. Once they have been installed, we will be asking ALL visitors to use them.
- If you do need to come into the office to make a payment or talk to us please be patient as we will need to wash our hands and wipe down surfaces between each visitor.
- Please do not be offended if you come to the office and we ask you to return home if you have a cough or look unwell.
- For those residents who pay by cheque, card or cash please can we ask you to consider signing up for a direct debit, this means you will not have to visit the office and you also receive £2 a month discount off your pitch fee. This can help you, your fellow residents, and us to reduce the risks of COVID-19 transmission.
- Please can we ask residents to provide us with up to date contact details especially email addresses and telephone numbers as this will help us keep you informed and enable us to contact your friends or family if necessary.
There is a chance that the office will need to close if we have a confirmed case of COVID-19. We will try and avoid that if possible. If we do have to close, we will be closed for a minimum of 14 days. If that happens, we will not be able to keep you informed via post.
If we do close the office, we will only be able to update you via email, our website and social media.
Please remember we will help where we can, if you have questions please refer to the Government website.
We will be reviewing this information on an ongoing basis in light of advice from Government.
Stay up to date
Remember, if you would like to know more about COVID-19 please only refer to reputable sources such as the Government website. Should you need to contact us, you can call us on 01344 884666 or email us. Make sure you follow us on Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn for regular updates.