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Covid19

Coronavirus (Covid19) How to get a test (inc Easy Read)

If you have symptoms of Coronavirus (Covid19) you can get a throat and nose swab test to confirm whether you currently have the virus. This is part of the 5-pillar strategy for coronavirus testing. Testing is most effective within 3 days of symptoms developing, so the sooner you book a test  by calling 119, the safer we all become. You can request a test at home and a carer can help you or you can go to a a local testing centre.

There is a new number you can use to book your test. It is NHS 119. Also take a look at the new website https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/

The following groups of people can ask for a test through the NHS website:

  • anyone in England and Wales who has symptoms of coronavirus, whatever their age
  • anyone in Scotland and Northern Ireland aged over 5 who has symptoms of coronavirus

The following groups of people can access priority testing through GOV.UK:

  • essential workers in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland
  • anyone in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland over 5 years old who has symptoms of coronavirus and lives with an essential worker
  • children under 5 years old in England and Wales who have symptoms of coronavirus and live with an essential worker (this test must be performed by a parent or guardian)

For further information click on this link: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-getting-tested#history

What are the symptoms of Covid19?

Do not leave home if you or someone you live with has any of the following:

  • a high temperature
  • a new, continuous cough
  • a loss of, or change to, your sense of smell or taste

How to get a test

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While there is now a new number to call (119) should you have symptoms of Covid19, remember in an emergency (ie you suddenly have breathing difficulties, you can still call 999. Remember, if you have symptoms you must self isolate for 7 days.

 

Eyes

A Message from Emma Chaplin-Eye Clinic Liaison Officer

Shropshire Disability Network have received the following message from Emma Chaplin, Eye Clinic Liaison Officer:

“I would like to offer my services to any of your service users who are concerned about their vision during the COVID-19 epidemic.

My role is to offer practical and emotional support to people with a sight condition, their families and carers. I am usually based within eye clinics at the Royal Shrewsbury and Princess Royal Hospitals but am currently working remotely.

I can provide advice and information on a  range of matters including:

  • living with sight loss and remaining independent
  • details of latest aids and equipment
  • eye conditions and treatment information
  • emotional support
  • the advantages of certification and registration

Anyone can self-refer, I can accept secure email referrals via [email protected] or you can contact me direct on my mobile - 07808 736449. 

Please note that I am working from home with other family members present so may not always be able to answer the phone, but if you leave a message I will call back as soon as possible.
 
Please do get in touch if you need any further information.

Kind Regards,
 
Emma

Emma Chaplin
Eye Clinic Liaison Officer
Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB)Royal Shrewsbury Hospital
Princess Royal Hospital Telford

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Coronavirus: Changes to Arriva bus timetables from Monday 23 March

In light of the coronavirus pandemic, Arriva have amended their local bus service timetables from Monday 23 March 2020 across the whole of their UK operation, including in Shropshire.

Arriva are having to take these steps in light of the unprecedented challenge to their business caused by coronavirus. They have had to adjust their business to the drastically reduced levels of demand whilst also trying to serve their customers as best they can whilst seeing an increased level of staff absence – and with more expected daily.

A summary of each service and  the changes is below. Shrewsbury Park and Ride is to operate as per a normal timetable.

There may be further adjustments in the coming days and weeks to reflect passenger demands and government advice.

Summary of changes

Note: Saturday service indicates the  service will operate Monday to Saturday using the Saturday timetable.

Shrewsbury

• Route 1: Every 30 minutes (with a limited service between 1200 and 1400).
• Route 2: Saturday service
• Route 3: No service
• Route 8: Every 60 minutes (with a limited service between 1200 and 1400)
• Route 8a: No service
• Route 9: Saturday service
• Route 11: Every 30 minutes (with a limited service between 1200 and 1400)
• Route 12: No service
• Route 19: Saturday service
• Route 19a: Saturday service
• Route 20: Every 60 minutes (with a limited service between 1200 and 1400)
• Route 21: Every 60 minutes (with a limited service between 1200 and 1400)
• Route 23: Every 60 minutes (with a limited service between 1200 and 1400)
• Route 24: Every 30 minutes (with a limited service between 1200 and 1400)
• Route 25: Every 30 minutes (with a limited service between 1200 and 1400)
• Route 26: Every 60 minutes (with a limited service between 1200 and 1400)
• Route 27: Every 30 minutes (with a limited service between 1200 and 1400)
• Route 64: Saturday service
• Route 164: Saturday service
• Route 436: Saturday service
• Route 511: Saturday service
• Route 519: No service
• Route 524: No service
• Route 544: Saturday service
Route 546: Saturday service
• Route 738: Normal service
• Route 740: Normal service
• Route x4: Every 60 minutes (with a limited service between 1200 and 1400)
• Route x5: No service
• Harlescott park and ride: normal service
• Meole Brace park and ride: normal service
• Oxon park and ride: normal service

Telford and Bridgnorth

• Route 8: Saturday service
• Route 9: Saturday service
• Route 14: Saturday service
• Route 14a: Saturday service
• Route 18: Saturday service
• Route 19: Saturday service
• Route 19a: Saturday service
• Route 101: Saturday service
• Route 113: Normal service
• Route 114: Normal service
• Route 115: Normal service
• Route 116: Normal service
• Route 297: Saturday service

Oswestry

• Route 2: Every 60 minutes
• Route 2a: Every 60 minutes
• Route 53: Infrequent service
• Route 54: No service
• Route 70: Every 60 minutes
• Route 70a: No service
• Route 71: No service
• Route 79a: No service
• Route 400 Saturday service
• Route 402: Saturday service
• Route 403: Saturday service
• Route 404: Saturday service
• Route 405: No service
• Route 449: No service
• Route 576: Saturday service

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Safe Places Shropshire goes it alone

When the Safe Places Shropshire initiative was created in 2013 the scheme was completely new to the area.  The project team consisted of various local service user groups, Mencap, Shropshire Council and West Mercia Police.

It quickly became clear that the scheme would need one umbrella organisation to lead and to increase awareness of the assistance that could be made available to anyone who might be vulnerable, for whatever reason.  Ruby Hartshorn, who was then Chair of Shropshire Disability Network (SDN), was approached with a view to their trustees agreeing to lead this scheme. 

SDN accepted the challenge and has helped Safe Place Shropshire move from strength to strength. We now have over 500 premises signed up as Safe Places. Thousands of ‘Help’ cards have been distributed.  We wish to thank SDN and its members for believing in the scheme.

Now that Safe Places has become an established part of the community, the time is right for Safe Places to seek charity status in its own right.  As from June 2020, Safe Places Shropshire will no longer be a part of SDN.  Work will continue as before. 

We are looking forward to signing up our 600th Safe Place as well as organising our 8th birthday celebrations in July 2021.  Everyone who is part of the initiative, whether it is as one of our premises or as a volunteer, will be invited to this birthday party.  We hope that as many of you as possible will be able to join us.

Contact details are:

Chair: Ruby Hartshorn  [email protected]

Secretary: Ann Shaw [email protected]

Diabetis

X-PERT Diabetes Programme-3 Weeks-Whitchurch

Start Date:
5th June 2020

End Date:
17th June 2020

Start Time:
0930

End Time:
1530

Event title: X-PERT Diabetes Programme-3 Weeks-Whitchurch
Venue: The Civic Centre, High Street, Whitchurch, SY13 1AX
Weblink: https://www.shropscommunityhealth.nhs.uk/xpert#tocHeaderLoc2
Name: Shropshire Community Health Trust
Email: [email protected]
Telephone: 01743 277693 / 01743 277694
Event description: The local X-PERT programme is a six-week group diabetes education programme. You will learn all about the up-to-date treatments and management of diabetes, and will have the opportunity to explore and address problems/issues that you may have with your diabetes.

How to book a place on the X-PERT course
To book a place on the X-PERT course contact the Shrewsbury office on 01743 277693 / 01743 277694, or send an e-mail to [email protected]

Sessions take place on the follow dates:

  • Sessions 1 & 2 Wednesday 3 June 2020, 10 am to 4 pm
  • Sessions 3 & 4 Wednesday 10 June 2020, 10 am to 4 pm
  • Sessions 5 & 6 Wednesday 17 June 2020, 10 am to 4 pm
First Steps

Diabetes-First Steps Taster Sessions-Whitchurch

Start Date:
7th May 2020

End Date:
7th May 2020

Start Time:
1000

End Time:
1230

Event title: Diabetes-First Steps Taster Sessions-Whitchurch
Venue: Civic Centre, High Street, Whitchurch, SY13 1AX
Weblink: https://www.shropscommunityhealth.nhs.uk/xpert#tocHeaderLoc2
Name: Shropshire Community Health Trust
Email: [email protected]
Telephone: 01743 277693/ 01743 277694
Event description: Do you have Diabetes? If so why not come along to a FREE First Steps Taster Session and learn more about the X-PERT programme Diabetes Management and Education programme.

This is a 2 1/2 hour session which will answer key questions about self management ie:

  • What is Diabetes
  • What do your health results mean?
  • Nutrition and Health -different dietary approaches
  • Physical Activity…

To book a place on the X-PERT course either contact the Shrewsbury office on 01743 277693 / 01743 277694, or send an e-mail to [email protected] or the Telford office on 01952 581109 or send an e-mail to [email protected]

There are many other sessions being held in Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin in the coming months.

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Quiet Hour at Sainbury’s (Whitchurch Store) Every Tuesday

Start Date:
2nd June 2020

End Date:
30th June 2020

Start Time:
1000

End Time:
1100

Event title: Quiet Hour at Sainbury’s (Whitchurch Store) Every Tuesday
Venue: Sainsbury’s, London Road, Whitchurch SY13 1NJ
Name: PR Ambassador
Email: N/A
Telephone: N/A
Event description: Anyone who would appreciate a quieter, more relaxed shopping environment, you may like to take up this opportunity each Tuesday at Sainsbury’s store Whitchurch.

While lights can not be dimmed, there will be no tannoy announcements and no music. It will be quieter with No roll cages on shop floor to cause noise.

This month the dates are:

  • Tuesday 2nd June 2020 10.00-11.00
  • Tuesday 9th June 2020 10.00-11.00
  • Tuesday 16th June 2020 10.00-11.00
  • Tuesday 23rd June 2020 10.00-11.00 and
  • Tuesday 30th June 2020 10.00-11.00

Sainsbury’s stores also recognise the Sunflower Lanyard Scheme. Remember to pick up your lanyard in store.

Sunflower Lanyard

Shrop CCG

Proposals for a new Health Organisation for Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin

News from our partners the Clinical Commissioning Groups

Shropshire residents are being encouraged to come along to a series of pop-up events to find out more about proposals for a new health organisation for Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin.

The pop-up events are being organised by the county’s health bosses to give people the chance to voice their opinions on a new health proposal.

The proposal is to replace the two existing Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) and form a Single Strategic Commissioning Organisation for the whole county.

Shropshire CCG and Telford and Wrekin CCG are currently the two NHS organisations responsible for planning, paying for and monitoring most local health services in the county.

The pop-up events are being set up to provide an opportunity for local people to come and talk to the CCG teams about the changes they are planning, ask any questions, and give their feedback.

Each pop-up runs between 10 am and 12 midday, with no appointment necessary:

  • Wednesday 29 January, 2020 – Park Lane Centre, Telford, TF7 5QZ
  • Thursday 30 January, 2020 – Oswestry Library, SY11 1JN
  • Thursday 30 January, 2020 – Tesco Extra, Wrekin Retail Park, TF1 2DE
  • Friday 31 January, 2020 – Meeting Point House, Telford, TF3 4HS
  • Friday 31 January, 2020 – Whitchurch Library, SY13 1AX
  • Monday 3 February 2020 – Darwin Shopping Centre, Shrewsbury, SY1 1PL
  • Friday 7 February, 2020 – Ludlow Library, SY8 2PG.

David Evans, Joint Accountable Officer for Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin CCGs, said:

“These pop-up events will provide a great opportunity for us to find out the views of our residents, to have a chat about the proposals and to discuss why we think they provide the best route forwards.

“We are faced with big challenges in Shropshire, such as a rapidly growing elderly population as well as significant deprivation in areas of the county which means we need to be able to respond in the best possible way to these changing needs.

“I would like to urge everyone to come along to one of our events to find out more about the proposals and to ask any questions. There is no appointment necessary and you can come along at any time between 10 am and 12midday.”

Dr Julian Povey, Chair of Shropshire CCG, said:

“These events will provide an excellent opportunity to speak with local people and hear their views to help us shape the proposals for the future CCG.

“This proposal is really about the way the two CCGs work operationally, so we expect there will be little impact on patients. For example, local people will still carry on going to their regular GP practice.”

Dr Jo Leahy, Chair of Telford and Wrekin CCG, said:

“We believe a brand new organisation could provide a number of benefits for local people by streamlining and removing duplication which will lead to improvements in providing services.”

For further information please contact the Shropshire CCG Communications and Engagement Team at [email protected]

Shrop-CCG

Meetings re Proposals for a new Health Organisation for Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin

Start Date:
29th January 2020

End Date:
7th February 2020

Start Time:
1000

End Time:
1200

Event title: Meetings re Proposals for a new Health Organisation for Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin
Venue: See Content for details
Name: Shropshire CCG and Telford & Wrekin CCG
Email: [email protected]
Telephone: N/A
Event description: Pop Up events will take place on the following dates and venues from 10 am to 12 noon, there is no need to book. These events relate to Proposals for a new Health Organisation for Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin, giving you the opportunity to find out more, receive information and ask questions.

  • Wednesday 29 January, 2020 – Park Lane Centre, Park Lane,Telford, TF7 5QZ
  • Thursday 30 January, 2020 – Oswestry Library, 9, Arthur Street, Oswestry SY11 1JN
  • Thursday 30 January, 2020 – Tesco Extra, Wrekin Retail Park, Arleston, Telford TF1 2DE
  • Friday 31 January, 2020 – Meeting Point House, Southwater Square, Telford, TF3 4HS
  • Friday 31 January, 2020 – Whitchurch Library, Town Hall/High Street, Whitchurch SY13 1AX
  • Monday 3 February 2020 – Darwin Shopping Centre, Shrewsbury, SY1 1PL
  • Friday 7 February, 2020 – Ludlow Library, 7-9 Parkway Lane, Ludlow SY8 2PG.

Shropshire residents are being encouraged to come along to a series of pop-up events to find out more about proposals for a new health organisation for Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin.

The pop-up events are being organised by the county’s health bosses to give people the chance to voice their opinions on a new health proposal.

The proposal is to replace the two existing Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) and form a Single Strategic Commissioning Organisation for the whole county.

New Prposal for new health organisation

Shropshire CCG and Telford and Wrekin CCG are currently the two NHS organisations responsible for planning, paying for and monitoring most local health services in the county.

The pop-up events are being set up to provide an opportunity for local people to come and talk to the CCG teams about the changes they are planning, ask any questions, and give their feedback.

For further information please contact the Shropshire CCG Communications and Engagement Team at [email protected]

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Autism Advice Session -Whitchurch

Start Date:
6th March 2020

End Date:
6th March 2020

Start Time:
0930

End Time:
1230

Event title: Autism Advice Session -Whitchurch
Venue: The Barn at Sainsbury’s, London Road Whitchurch, SY13 1NJ
Name: Autism West Midlands
Email: [email protected]
Telephone: 0121 450 7575
Event description: If you would you like some specific advice about autism and your child, then this may be of help to you? These are Free one to one advice and guidance for parents/carers of individuals on the autism spectrum.

Please book a 45 minute appointment in advance.

Please do not bring your autistic child to this appointment.

These sessions run on from 9.30 am to 12.30 pm on

  • Friday 24th January 2020
  • Friday 6th March 2020
  • Friday 24th April 2020

Booking Information: To book this event or for more information please contact the Helpline Team on 0121 450 75 75 or by email to [email protected]