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Coronavirus Support Information ongoing

By John Vanderwolfe (Clerk to the Parish Council) Thorncombe Parish

Wednesday, 27 May 2020


Thorncombe Parish Contributor


This News article provides the latest information from Dorset Council as of 24th April and covers the following subjects:

A drive-through coronavirus testing facility is to open at Creekmore Park and Ride in Poole as part of the Government’s UK-wide drive to increase testing for thousands more NHS and other key workers, and is operating on an appointment-only basis for NHS staff and other key workers. Link is here for information regarding access.
Access to funds for someone who is self-Isolating. there is now a service offered by the Post Office which allows a trusted individual to withdraw cash on behalf of someone who is self-isolating. Link is here if you need to access this service.
Dedicated Support availability for upaid carers (including those who recieve carers allowance). This is a service to help unpaid carers who are self-isolating because of coronavirus symptoms and need urgent help to access food and essential household items for themselves or the person they usually look after. Link is here if you need to access this service.
Childcare for Key Workers If people's work is critical to the coronavirus response, or they work in one of the critical sectors and cannot keep their children safe at home, they will be prioritised for childcare provision. Contact or Tel: 01305 221066 if you are a key work and struggling to access childcare services.

Contact Information

John Vanderwolfe (Clerk to the Parish Council)

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Thorncombe, Chard, Dorset, TA20 4PH