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Latest Public Health Suffolk and NHS information- Easton PC Coronavirus Help line and support

24 October 2020

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From the 2nd December 2020 when the country returns to tiered restrictions - Suffolk will be under Tier 2

 

Public Health Suffolk guidlines for tests is:

Who should get tested?

Government advises that only people with symptoms of Covid-19 should book a test. These symptoms are a high temperature, a new continuous cough or a loss or change to your sense of smell or taste.

When do I need to get tested?

You must get tested within 5 days of first experiencing Covid-19 symptoms. If you have difficulty getting a test on Day 1, or the location or time offered are not convenient, be patient and try again a few hours later or the next day. More tests are made available throughout the day at www.nhs.uk or by calling NHS 119.

When do I need to self-isolate?

As soon as you experience Covid-19 symptoms you must book a test within 5 days and self-isolate. This means that you and anyone you live with must stay at home until you get your result. Anyone in your support bubble must also stay at home.

How can I get tested in Suffolk?

For those with symptoms of Covid-19, there are three ways to get tested:

  1. Via www.nhs.uk or calling NHS 119, book an appointment at the Regional Testing Site at Copdock, near Ipswich

  2. Via www.nhs.uk or calling NHS 119, book an appointment at a Mobile Testing Unit, there are a number of sites across Suffolk which can be found at www.suffolk.gov.uk/testing

  3. Request a Home Testing Kit, delivered to your home

What happens if I can’t get a test?

If you have difficulty getting a test on Day 1 of having Covid-19 symptoms, or the location or time are not convenient, be patient and try again a few hours later or the next day. You must get tested in within 5 days of first experiencing Covid-19 symptoms. More tests are made available throughout the day at www.nhs.uk or by calling NHS 119.

Public Health Suffolk is currently working with partners and the Suffolk Health Protection Board to explore how we can increase testing capacity, particularly for key workers.

Do I need make an appointment to get a test?

Yes. Only people with pre-booked appointments will be accepted at the Regional Testing Centre or a Mobile Testing Unit. However, if you have requested a Home Testing Kit, this will be delivered to your nominated address for you to complete at home.

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Covid 19 Test Unit and Mobile Test Unit (MTU)  details with rota dates for Framlingham and local area can be found on this link: - https://www.suffolk.gov.uk/coronavirus-covid-19/covid-19-testing-in-suffolk

Easton Parish Council has an Emergency Plan in place for Easton, the Emergency Officer that co-odinates this is Cllr Bob Gibbon. Helpline cards have been sent to every address in Easton, it gives the Emergency Plan telephone number which reaches Cllr Bob Gibbon directly, a member from the volunteer team is notified to make contact, this member is likely to be someone in your street or part of the village.

The Parish Council and Church elders are working together to reach out to the Community to give support at this very difficult time.  May everyone keep well and stay safe.

Cllr Sue Piggott, Chair Easton Parish Council

Helpline Cards - Cards have been mailed to every household in Easton, the card gives a telephone number to ring which is 07803293221 or send a text with word ASSISTANCE this will reach Cllr Bob Gibbon who will then arrange for a volunteer from a list of volunteers to offer help.

Details of support including short documents to help pray from home and responding to coronavirus, can be found on www.hachestonchurch.onesuffolk.net - for the Benefice, whose Priest In Charge is The Rev'd Canon Graham Hedger, (Brandeston, Campsea Ashe, Easton, Hacheston, Kettleburgh, Marlesford and Parham)

Local establishments offering shop and/or take away service for Easton (within 5 mile radius):

        The White Horse, Easton -https://www.eastonwhitehorse.co.uk   

        The Queen, Brandeston -shop and take away meal service:

       www.thequeenatbrandeston.co.uk/bare-essentials-shop

Shop items list and ready meals - Ring for Take Away Meals menu to order

The Kingfisher Cretingham - shop and take away meal service -https://www.kingfisherscretingham.co.uk/

Take Away Food   - Ready Meals  - Shop items list

Garnetts Gardens Hatcheston- shop and delivery

http://www.garnettsgardens.co.uk/seasonal_offers/coronavirus-update/

Latest government and NHS information can be found on https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19

and https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-stay-at-home-guidance

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