CORONAVIRUS



FEBRUARY 25TH.

COVID ALERT LEVEL HAS BEEN REDUCED FROM LEVEL 5 TO LEVEL 4


HM GOVERNMENT - COVID-19 RESPONSE − SPRING 2021

Includes the 'Roadmap'

See the document here. Note. is a .pdf document - 68 pages

Before taking each step, the Government will review the latest data on the impact of the previous step against four tests. The tests are:





COVID related documents translated

On this page, you will find COVID-19 updates which have been translated into common languages.
 


JANUARY 2021

QUEEN ELIZABETH HOSPITAL - KING'S LYNN.

QEH COVID Patient Helpline.

Operational from Monday 25 January

TELEPHONE:-  01553 214540.

Monday to Friday: 8am-5pm:    Sat and Sunday: 9am-4pm

 

There will be an answerphone facility outside of these hours with a call back the next day.

 

The number can be used for any relatives who have questions or would like an update on their loved ones’ condition.

Relatives can also send messages via this number or via pals@qehkl.nhs.uk for us to share/pass on to their loved ones.

 

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Don't drop your guard as COVID cases rise

Norfolk NHS statement, in full

Melanie Craig, Executive Lead, Norfolk and Waveney Health and Care Partnership, said: “Like areas across the country, the virus is now having a major impact upon local services the NHS delivers and its ability to provide all the operations, diagnostic tests and out-patient appointments, as well primary care provided treatments and on-going patient support. The situation is very challenging. This wave and the new variant are affecting Norfolk and Waveney much more than the first wave.

“There has been a significant increase in the number of patients in hospital with COVID-19 over the last few weeks and this number has continued to rise.

“Over the summer and autumn, local teams have worked tirelessly to maintain services across our hospitals and we will continue to maintain as much cancer, emergency and urgent care as possible throughout this current wave of the pandemic. We will also continue to run outpatient clinics as virtual appointments as much as possible.

“We have local plans and procedures in place, including additional surge capacity, for responding to the increasing demands on the NHS.

“The best thing we can all do to protect ourselves; our families and our communities is to remember - Hands, Face, Space.”



Message from the County Council


A simple message:

Covid spreads easily. Every time someone leaves their home, this creates new opportunities for spread of the virus. We are therefore encouraging people to keep these opportunities to a minimum by

  1. Staying in as a priority
  2. Avoiding unnecessary journeys
  3. Avoiding mixing with other households
  4. Shopping in a way that results in fewer people in the shops and on fewer occasions
  5. Doing more to ventilate and clean homes.
  6. Staying local for exercise – this means in your own village, town, or part of the city.
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Coronavirus - vacination programme.
Norfolk & Waveny Clinical Commissioning Group.

Questions & answers - here

Please do not contact your GP practice or hospital to request a
COVID-19 vaccine. You will be contacted when it's your turn to be vaccinated.

COVID-19 vaccination: a guide for older adults  look here

See information about SCAM text messages about
COVID-19 vaccinations here


To book a Covid-19 test either -
Use the NHS Covid-19 app
or go to Gov.uk/coronavirus
or Telephone 119

Look here to find out if you are eligible for a free NHS test

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Current situation is
NATIONAL LOCKDOWN
STAY AT HOME
The latest Government information - includes revisions made on
5th January-

FOR WHAT THIS MEANS  Look here
You can also view/download the regulations



West Norfolk Early Help  -  Covid-19 Round up.

Includes information for Carers, Self help and suicide,  get ready for school, Adult learning, New Befriending Service, and more.
See more about this Here


See the latest information about virus testing - Test and Trace Services - June 2020

Scam Alert – Test and trace scams – 8 June 2020

  Trading Standards are continuing to receive reports of online test and trace scams. Such SCAMS will ask you for your credit card details to pay the cost (£500) of the test kit that will be sent to you.
NOTE THAT THE NHS TEST AND TRACE SERVICE IS FREE

Please remember, genuine texts, calls or emails from the NHS service won’t ask you for any personal details upfront.

You’ll be given a unique ID number to log into the NHS Test and Trace website. The only official web address for the NHS Test and Trace service can be accessed via the following link: https://contact-tracing.phe.gov.uk/

Details of other SCAMS going the riounds at present may be seen here






ALL VISITING TO QUEEN ELIZABETH HOSPITAL HAS BEEN SUSPENDED ACROSS ALL WARDS FROM
MIDDAY SATURDAY 14 MARCH
to prevent the spread of Covid-19.
17 March. see statement from the hospital with latest guidance  here

Hospital Helpline - 'phone
01553 214545 - 9am - 3pm - Mon - Friday


The VILLAGE HALL
remains closed.
At present it is not expected to re-open until next spring.

December 2020.
Planned church services within Middlewinch Benefice have been suspended.
 Look here to see more information.


Citizens Advice service
The office is closed but for advice call 03444 111444