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Good News, with the restrictions on playparks being lifted on 4th July the Parish Council have carried out a risk assessment and following the government guidance put mitigation in place to reduce the risk as low as reasonably possible.
It does rely on children and their parents/guardians following a few simple guidelines to keep themselves and others safe. Please take a minute to read the guidelines.
Have a look at Walking in Norfolk https://www.walkinginengland.co.uk/norfolk a John Harris website, which has hundreds of FREE walks to download and print plus details of all the walking clubs in the country and loads more information.
Sent on behalf of:
Domestic Abuse and Sexual Violence Board (DASVB) Chair Dr Gavin Thompson, Director of Policy and Commissioning, Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner for Norfolk and Deputy Chair T/D/Superintendent Andrew Coller, Safeguarding and Investigations Command, Norfolk Constabulary
We would like to draw your attention to two new free live chat facilities which are now available to those seeking assistance and support from online resources.
The Pandora Project, which offers advice, support and information to adults and children affected by domestic abuse, working across West and North Norfolk, have launched a new on line live chat service to support victims of domestic abuse.
The service is currently available Monday to Friday, 1-3pm with 3 operators working simultaneously to offer advice and support around domestic abuse issues.
All Victims of Crime
Victim Support launched its new Live Chat service on the 24th April 20. This 24/7 online support service will be available to all victims of crime in England and Wales. This will meet the support needs for all victims of crime such as those impacted by Hate Crime, Scams & Fraud and Domestic Abuse. Visit www.victimsupport.org.uk/live-chat for more information.
April 27, 2020
Community coronavirus testing in Norfolk and Waveney now available to “key workers” (and/or household members with symptoms).
The NHS in Norfolk and Waveney is offering local coronavirus tests to key workers* such as teachers or food industry staff, to help them remain in work and continue to support their communities. This also applies to members of their household who may have coronavirus symptoms causing the key worker to self-isolate.
Testing will take place at three locations in Norfolk and Waveney:
The Centrum centre, close to the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital (NNUH)
The Queen Elizabeth Hospital, King’s Lynn (QEHKL)
The James Paget University Hospital (JPUH) in Gorleston.
(See below if you would rather be tested at Ipswich, Stansted or Peterborough)
To book using the Norfolk and Waveney service:
People on the government key workers* list who need to be tested should ask their employer or line manager to register their organisation by emailing [email protected] with their (employer) name, job title and contact number. The registration team at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital will then contact the employer to register their organisation so they their key workers can then book an appointment. The employer will be given a unique reference number and further instructions.
All applications will be checked to make sure people are well enough to attend a testing centre, and eligible for a test in line with Public Health England guidance.
People will receive their test results within 48 hours or less, either directly or via their employer’s occupational health service, together with initial advice about to what to do next.
Appointments at Ipswich, Stansted and Peterborough or other centres
If you wish to be tested at any of the national drive-through testing centres, such as Ipswich, Stansted, Peterborough and elsewhere, then you must use the national booking service. For self-referrals, this is via https://self-referral.test-for-coronavirus.service.gov.uk.
Who are key workers?
* Key workers include many people working in education, transport, many public services, energy, power and water/sewerage workers, and those working to provide, distribute or sell food. The precise definition is available on this government web page: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-getting-tested#key-workers.
The COVID-19 outbreak has affected almost every aspects of our daily lives and whilst we are all in lockdown or self-isolation, there are still thousands of vulnerable young people coming into care, in need of a safe and nurturing home. I work for Nexus Fostering, and we desperately need to recruit more foster carers, even amid the coronavirus outbreak.
With our physical offices temporarily closed, and our recruitment events on hold, we are needing the support and help of our local parishes more than ever.
Carer Engagement Officer
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