COVID-19 CLYDAU & AREA BULLETIN
As we face more restrictions due to Covid-19, we need to support each other as best we can locally. A small group led by County Councillor Rod Bowen and the Community Council are working hard to support the most vulnerable people in our community. We will keep you up to date with bulletins like this as things develop.
A few people who are still able to get about have kindly volunteered to help those in greatest need. This means people who are self-isolating and have no family or friends to help them out. So if this is your situation, please call one of our co-ordinators on the number you had on a card through your door. We will arrange for a volunteer to help with things like prescriptions, collecting a few essential supplies, or a friendly phone call - let us know your preferred language.
Local shops are working hard to support elderly and self -isolating people by offering deliveries, but we need to help them to keep up this good will by co-ordinating our demands. So we are working with them to set up a managed delivery service. We are asking people to place orders and make payments by phone by 5pm on a Monday for delivery to CANOLFAN CLYDAU or NEUADD BONCATH so you can collect that Thursday between 1pm and 3pm. If you don’t have anyone to collect for you, our volunteers can help. It’s really important that we try to reduce the pressure on helpers like our local businesses and suppliers who are doing their best for us. Shops taking orders for delivery are:
- Ken Davies, Butcher Crymych tel. 831978
- Bwyd y Byd, Crymych tel. 831537
- J.K. Lewis (Spar) Crymych tel. 01994 419638
- Glandy Cross Spar tel. 01994 419638 / 01994 419076
- Boncath Shop tel. 841369
- Rhoslyn Stores tel. 841261
- Bronsbury Garden Centre email. firstname.lastname@example.org
Whoever is collecting for you must keep a safe distance of 6ft. away from others.
Parry’s Chemist in Crymych will be closing between 1 - 3pm every day to give them time to fill all their prescription requests. During that time the door will be locked and they can’t take phone calls.
If you are self-isolating but you can drive to collect your prescription, phone in advance to arrange collection. If you park by their door and phone to let them know when you arrive, one of the staff will bring your medicines out to the car for you.
If someone is collecting your prescription for you, they must know your address to make sure medicines go to the right person. If you don’t have anyone to help with collecting prescriptions, please contact your local co-ordinator.
Finally, please let us know if you are able to volunteer to help in any way, or if you are concerned that you will need help.
Help your neighbours directly – front-line roles, directly helping those people in the local area who are most in need of support
- help with shopping (includes helping at food hubs to receive deliveries and manage collections, or delivering food to those most in need)
- befriending / having a friendly chat (includes using the phone to call people who prefer to speak to a neighbour)
- collecting & delivering prescriptions (from a local pharmacy to people’s homes)
- flyer delivery (to make sure everyone has the most up to date information about the local support available)
- dog walking
Help the volunteer effort – more ‘behind the scenes’ operational roles to help keep the volunteer effort running smoothly
- website and social media (includes writing, finding and checking content)
- co-ordinating food hubs (includes coordinating receipt of deliveries, communicating with suppliers, monitoring the delivery & collection days for health & safety)