Covid-19 Help & Information

This page will carry help and useful information through the difficult year ahead.  If you have anything to add to this notice board, then please let the webmaster know on martin.p.horton@btinternet.com


Village Support Group

Have you been told that you need to self-isolate? Do you need support?

Johanna Payne has agreed to coordinate members of both halves of our village who are prepared to support people who have been identified by the NHS as having Covid-19 or those who have been told to isolate themselves by staying indoors. If you need help with, for example; essential shopping or collecting medicines then contact Richard or Johanna Payne.

If you would be prepared to help a household in this way. please let Johanna know so that we can increase the number of volunteers.  Thank you for your support.


St Giles Church

The Church Service page gives the latest information


Parish Life Magazine

It has not been possible to deliver the magazine for the Gauzebrook Group of Parishes this month, but you can find the April edition by following The Church menu tab.


The Parish Hall

Please note that The Parish Hall is closed until further notice.


The Covid-19 Community Group Directory

This Wiltshire Council directory of helpful Community Groups can be found  Here.


Wiltshire Council Information

Their Covid-19 web page can be found Here.


Spring Fete & Novelty Dog Show

It probably comes as no great surprise to anyone that we have had to cancel this event.

However, the fete will return next year and it will all be bigger and better and celebration of all that we have missed. It will be a Triumph.

Looking Forward to The  2021 Village Fete

But in the meantime, it’s never too early to get your thinking cap on for The Christmas Decorations Trail…

 


Home Learning

We have letter from Mary Willliams.

I’m Mary and I work as a partnership manager at Learnyay and we help adults find free education courses and training by connecting them with ESFA and local authority funded colleges, schools and training providers in their area.

With many people furloughed and self-isolating, we feel it’s more important than ever to raise awareness about free education courses and training and you can find out more from this link:

https://www.learnyay.co.uk 

Home learning will help people make the most of their time and cope better with self-isolation. It will also improve their employment prospects at a time when many jobs are a risk.

 


Gigaclear

A Statement from Gareth Williams, Chief Executive Officer.

I am writing to update you on our operations during this unprecedented global issue. Following Government advice, all teams that are able to work remotely are doing so. This includes our Customer Support and Network Build Care teams who are normally based in our head office in Abingdon. They are still working but the high volume of calls and emails currently, combined with remote working is increasing our response time. So, if you have tried to call or email us, please bear with us and we will respond as quickly as possible.

As I write to you, our intention is to carry on with our activities maintaining, building and installing new customers on our network. Gigaclear provides essential internet access services to communities across rural Britain. The Government’s ‘Key Worker’ policy includes utilities and those in the telecoms sector, among others. However, as you will appreciate the situation and guidance changes and we will follow Government advice. The latest updates will be posted on the news pages of our website, under the Operational Update.

Never has connectivity been more important for the communities we have built to and those we are still working to reach. Following guidance to take additional precautions and physical distancing, Gigaclear field-based employees and our contractor partners are continuing work in communities where it is safe to do so. This is to ensure we are able to extend our network to communities who rely on our infrastructure and service to keep them connected, so that they can work effectively from home, access key public services online and continue to educate their children during school closures.

Site teams have been instructed to observe physical distancing guidelines where practical, as advised by the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) but may need to carry out certain activities and operations where this may not always be possible, in order to continue providing this vital service without disruption.

To report any issues or if you have concerns about teams working in your area, please contact our Network Build Care team on 01865 591 137 or via email at networkbuildcare@gigaclear.com.


 

Flag Counter