16 October 2020

Village news 16 October 2020

Village news 16 October 2020
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Uffington Village News 16 October 2020

Timing
From today, I am delaying circulating this newsletter until later in the day on Friday, hoping to be able to include the latest information from County and District councils, which tends to emerge towards the end of the working week.
 
Coronavirus update
Here are a number of new Gov.UK alerts, which I am including as the country moves into the next phase:
 
Maintaining records of staff, customers and visitors to support NHS Test and Trace

Designated venues in certain sectors must have a system in place to request and record contact details of their customers, visitors and staff to help break the chains of transmission of coronavirus.
 
Coronavirus (COVID-19) testing: privacy information
 
Privacy notice for NHS Test and Trace virus testing for all users of the service.
 
Visiting care homes during coronavirus

Guidance for making arrangements for limited visits for care homes with the support of their director of public health.
 
Coronavirus: How to help safely
 
Across the UK people are playing their part and providing essential support to their friends and family who are in isolation.
 
Full list of local COVID alert levels by area
 
The areas in England listed as local COVID alert level high and local COVID alert level very high.
 
The situation changes regularly and rapidly, so if in doubt please check for the latest guidance on: https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus
 
From OCC
Your Oxfordshire October 2020 is packed with ideas to keep you and your family entertained for Halloween and half term, plus lots of practical advice and local news. Read on:  https://mailchi.mp/oxfordshire.gov.uk/your-oxfordshire-july-2709716?e=8a2a2b30de
 
Local Covid Alert Levels - what you need to know
Local COVID alert levels or tiers (or local lockdowns) have been much in the news this week. The Government has set out information for local authorities, residents and workers about what to do and how to manage the outbreak in their area.  To find out the covid alert level in any area, go to the Government website:  https://www.gov.uk/find-coronavirus-local-restrictions
 
Oxfordshire, including Oxford City, is currently in the medium level. They have issued a lot more detail on the meaning of the restrictions in Medium, High and Very High areas, which is attached here:  https://mcusercontent.com/c90a1a7b6d1f693a28c947f92/files/2e229240-2432-4076-8c46-c0871eaa7226/Local_Covid_Alert_Levels_16.10.2020.pdf
 
Guidance for volunteers. The County Council have produced some guidance for volunteers. You can download the document here:
https://mcusercontent.com/b5bb20ca3953a93f3d6affb7f/files/489f5958-7281-4300-a624-c0538f37a9b8/GNS_covid_visit_guidance_v1._Oct_2020.pdf
 
From the Vale
Vale update dated 9 October 2020 is attached:   https://mcusercontent.com/c90a1a7b6d1f693a28c947f92/files/a0a1fa6d-ff2b-4ebd-a3be-eb4b9eeef3f6/District_Council_update_9_October_2020.pdf
(This arrived too late for inclusion in last week's newsletter but nonetheless contains some valid information.)
 
Voter Registration letter. Any resident who has not yet responded to the Voter Registration letter is urged to do so as soon as possible.
 
Uffington Farmers Market
This month's Farmers Market on Sunday will feature over 25 stalls - the most ever!  See attached:   https://mcusercontent.com/c90a1a7b6d1f693a28c947f92/images/b5bbaa0e-e9bf-42f8-94da-6495914ba99c.jpg
 
The Flamingo Cafe will be doing takeaway with seating outside.
It's not too early to start your Christmas shopping with many craft stalls plus the usual pies, olives, honey, and meat. Some stalls will be inside where face coverings will need to be worn. Look forward to seeing you all.
 
Special attractions:
  • St. Mary's Church will have a stall at The Farmers' Market this Sunday.   Our usual plea is for jams and pickles etc which will be gratefully received on the day or beforehand by myself or Fenella.  Fay Forster
  • Uffington Apple Juice will be on sale at the church stall at the Farmers' Market - it's selling fast!
 
Faringdon Food Bank
I am collecting donations again for Faringdon Food Bank. They would be very grateful for cleaning products, toiletries, toothbrushes, washing powder, pasta, tinned meat and fish and tinned meals (meat balls, mince, stews etc). They are well stocked for other items. There will be a box at the front door of Benjy's Cottage and I will ask Rose to have a box in the shop.
 
Bill Mitchell
Many people will already be aware that Bill had a fall yesterday and is in hospital. This is to record the very best wishes of the village that he will make a good recovery and will soon be back to his usual self.
 
White Horse Medical Practice: Flu Vaccinations 2020. See attached:   https://mcusercontent.com/c90a1a7b6d1f693a28c947f92/files/5a61f8be-bf46-46bb-8d27-3087b88c7dc6/2020_Flu_main_promo_doc_V2.03.pdf
 
From the Churches of Uffington Benefice
Please find attached the Weekly Sheet for Sunday 18th October.   https://mcusercontent.com/c90a1a7b6d1f693a28c947f92/files/c890e279-a8ba-4105-9ab1-a7742e6dd2b8/wsh_2020_10_18.pdf
All service resources and links are under the service page on the Uffington Benefice web site:  https://www.uffingtonbenefice.com/home
 
 

9 October 2020

Village news 9 October 2020

Village news 9 October 2020
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Uffington Village News 9 October 2020

Coronavirus update
 
Working safely during coronavirus (COVID-19)
 
Find out how to make your workplace COVID-secure.  Restaurants, pubs, bars and takeaway services – Updated guidance on the operation of soft play and indoor play areas (section 2.1) and taking payment in licensed venues (section 2.2). These 14 guides cover a range of different types of work. 
 
The situation changes regularly and rapidly, so if in doubt please check for the latest guidance on: https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus
 
From OCC
Re-opening of libraries - for the latest news and updates visit: www.oxfordshire.gov.uk/libraries
 
Scout recruitment
1st Stanford in the Vale Scout group are recruiting. Please see attached. https://mcusercontent.com/c90a1a7b6d1f693a28c947f92/files/4c5a7365-3be2-4908-8513-36def32a344b/Scouts_recruitment_October_2020.pdf
If you are interested in finding out more please complete the from using the link below:  https://forms.gle/HYca9wtxFgqAMDMf6
 
Full Body HIIT at the Village Hall
Mondays 7:15pm in Thomas Hughes Memorial Hall, £3/class, from 12 October.
HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training) is a guaranteed way to improve your overall fitness levels. Each 30 minute class consists of easy to follow but challenging bodyweight moves designed to get your blood pumping and your muscles working in overdrive to push your cardiovascular and muscular fitness to the next level!  Spaces are limited so booking is recommended!
Contact Michelle for more details  michellesoutheyfitness@gmail.com 
www.michellesoutheyfitness.com
 
White Horse Medical Practice: Flu Vaccinations 2020. See attached:   https://mcusercontent.com/c90a1a7b6d1f693a28c947f92/files/df2bbd14-a72b-44d1-a02f-d8febc8050ee/2020_Flu_main_promo_doc_V2.02.pdf
 
From the Churches of Uffington Benefice
Please find attached the Weekly Sheet for Sunday 11th October.   https://mcusercontent.com/c90a1a7b6d1f693a28c947f92/files/61d09309-6deb-4bbf-99da-b045c8b481e2/wsh_2020_10_04.01.pdf
All service resources and links are under the service page on the Uffington Benefice web site:
https://www.uffingtonbenefice.com/home
 

2 October 2020

Village news 2 - 2 October 2020

Village news 2 - 2 October 2020
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Uffington Village News 2 October 2020

Coronavirus update
 
Apologies for the overload, but new information, mainly around the C-19 position, has emerged since this morning's village news; by next Friday it will be well out of date.
 
Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme: step by step guide for employers

This guide explains the information that employers need to provide to claim for their employees' wages.  Change made. Both English and Welsh language versions of the guide have been updated to reflect changes to the scheme from 1 October 2020, and include the final date to submit a claim.
 
Check if you can claim the Job Retention Bonus from 15 February 2021
 
Find out if you're eligible to claim the Job Retention Bonus and what you need to do to claim it. You will be able to claim it between 15 February 2021 and 31 March 2021.
 
Calculate how much you can claim using the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme
 
Calculate how much you have to pay your furloughed employees for hours on furlough, how much you can claim for employer NICs and pension contributions and how much you can claim back. Change made. The information call out at the top of the page has been updated with the changes to the scheme. 30 November 2020 is the last day employers can submit or change claims for periods ending on or before 30 October 2020.
 
The situation changes regularly and rapidly, so if in doubt please check for the latest guidance on: https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus
 
From OCC
 
Street Tag app launched to encourage more active children and communities; see:
https://news.oxfordshire.gov.uk/street-tag-app-launched-to-encourage-more-active-children-and-communities/
 
Oxford back on amber alert following sharp increase in coronavirus cases
Residents are being urged to be extra vigilant to avoid local control measures as Oxford sees a sharp rise in coronavirus cases. The latest figures for the city show a doubling of cases to a rate of 43.9 per 100,000 of the population – putting the city on amber alert but edging closer to a red alert level. Oxfordshire as a whole is currently on yellow alert, with cases at 18.1 per 100,000. The cases are across all parts of the city, with the majority among 18-24 year olds and cases per 100,000 are now at their highest level in Oxford since May
 
Ansaf Azhar, Oxfordshire County Council's Director for Public Health, said: "We have seen a considerable increase in cases in Oxford. While this mirrors what is happening nationally, we must remember that cases in Oxford have doubled over the past week and the situation can deteriorate further very quickly. If we don't all take this very seriously, we risk seeing tough local restrictions imposed that none of us want."
 
Read more about this here.
 
Parents – are you getting the support you need?  Healthwatch Oxfordshire are asking parents in Oxfordshire if they are getting the help and support they need. They want to hear from parents about what support services are working well and where there might be gaps. Healthwatch Oxfordshire would also like to hear the views of organisations which provide support for parents.

Parents and organisations can have their say by completing this short, anonymous online survey.
 
From the Vale
District council update for town and parish councils, 2 October 2020: see attached:   https://mcusercontent.com/c90a1a7b6d1f693a28c947f92/files/e795f69c-cddd-414c-9b9f-6d44e9da5bdc/District_Council_update_2_October_2020.pdf
 
Elm Tree Surgery, Shrivenham
Their update for October is attached here:  https://mcusercontent.com/c90a1a7b6d1f693a28c947f92/files/882ab80b-7c95-44c4-9000-57fdd6ccbb12/Elm_Tree_Surgery_Shrivenham_October_Update.pdf
 
(A copy will also go on the Parish Council notice board). There may be more updates to follow in the coming months due to the unfamiliar circumstances we are all currently experiencing, and we feel this is the best and quickest way to keep our patients informed.
 
Citizens Advice Oxfordshire South and Vale
See attached for a brief press release about ways of dealing with job redundancy:   https://mcusercontent.com/c90a1a7b6d1f693a28c947f92/files/483a7c83-9cd5-475e-b265-3d2b3280338d/Citizens_Advice_Dealing_with_redundancy.pdf
 

Village news 2 October 2020

Village news 2 October 2020
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Uffington Village News 2 October 2020

Coronavirus update
 
Guidance to parents and guardians: when you should book a coronavirus test for your child
Letter from the Chief Nurse and Interim Chief Medical Officer of NHS Test and Trace on when parents and guardians should book a coronavirus (COVID-19) test for their child.
 
New legal duty to self-isolate comes into force today
From 28/9/2020, people in England will be required by law to self-isolate if they test positive or are contacted by NHS Test and Trace.
 
NHS Test and Trace in the workplace
Guidance on NHS Test and Trace for employers, businesses and workers. (Change made: Corrected an error implying that the NHS COVID-19 app is mandatory, which it isn't.)
 
The situation changes regularly and rapidly, so if in doubt please check for the latest guidance on: https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus
 
Scarecrow Competition
Faringdon and District Rotary Club are sponsoring a Scarecrow competition for Halloween; more information attached here:  https://mcusercontent.com/c90a1a7b6d1f693a28c947f92/_compresseds/5823b11d-d31a-4253-9a45-29ec2ca5ee87.jpg
 
Uffington Walk Wed 7th Oct 9:30 THMH
HI Everyone,
 
Having followed closely the recent updates on government guidelines for Covid 19 we feel it is fine to continue with the village walks, dividing ourselves into groups of six as before. Meeting in the car park of THMH @ 9:30, please remember to distance as we gather. 
 
October's Walk will take us out to Fox Cover via Lower Common then uphill to Kingston Lisle.  After a short break at the playground in KL returning via the road (for a short distance) before turning on to the footpath in Fawler across the fields to Uffington. Five miles in all. Weather is looking reasonably good for the morning. Hope to see lots of you there.

Verity and Pamela and Lilly
 
Verity Cavanagh
veritycavanagh@gmail.com - 07975861790
 
Uffington Apple Juice
Uffington Apple Juice made from locally donated fruit, professionally juiced, bottled, pasteurized and labelled, is now available for sale at £3 per bottle from Carl and Fenella at Norton House, Broad Street (tel: 01367 820230 or 07748792765) and the Farmers Market on 18th October.  The juice will keep for up to a year, so ideal to add to a Christmas hamper as well as drinking now!  All profits will be shared between St. Mary's Church and ACCESS, Bangalore. See attached poster:  
https://mcusercontent.com/c90a1a7b6d1f693a28c947f92/files/0ff22e1a-d318-4b55-a902-359e719ead94/Uffington_Apple_Juice_poster_3.pdf
 
From the Police
The Police and Crime bulletin for September 2020 is here: https://mailchi.mp/matthewbarber/september2020?e=1a0db8a8b7
 
Neighbourhood Watch: Click here to read our October Our News newsletter
 
White Horse Medical Practice: Flu Vaccinations 2020. See attached:    https://mcusercontent.com/c90a1a7b6d1f693a28c947f92/files/70c7ffb0-6838-4517-9f5e-27feab872d47/2020_Flu_main_promo_doc_V2.01.pdf
 
From the Churches of Uffington Benefice
Please find attached the Weekly Sheet for Sunday 4th October:   https://mcusercontent.com/c90a1a7b6d1f693a28c947f92/files/f048c086-3884-4ed3-9a2f-a2784fca33b6/wsh_2020_10_04.pdf

All service resources and links are under the service page on the Uffington Benefice web site: https://www.uffingtonbenefice.com/home