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Hunstanton Town Council implements additional measures during Coronavirus pandemic

Currently there are no known or suspected cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) in Hunstanton, but in the light of the most recent advice from the Government, the town council is taking a proactive approach to mitigate the risk of the virus to help ensure all members of our community stay as safe and healthy as possible. These are some of the measures already implemented:

  • Hand sanitisers have been installed at the entrance to all our public buildings and visitors are urged to use them on entering and ​ leaving.​
  • The Annual Town meeting originally scheduled for Friday 17 April has been deferred to Friday 29 May 2020 and the Saturday Car Boot sales originally intended to begin on

Saturday 11 April will be deferred to Saturday 6 June. All dates are subject to further advice from the Government.

  • Indoor events due to be held on VE Day (Saturday 9 May) will be deferred to VJ Day on Saturday August 15, again subject to further advice.

Hunstanton has a higher than average number of elderly residents, some of whom may be vulnerable to infection or need assistance with their groceries or medical supplies. If you know of someone in your area, please notify one of our local befriending or elderly assistance agencies​ such as West Norfolk Befriending, Age UK or Community Action Norfolk. Find out more online.

Finally, please follow new government advice to protect yourself and others from the virus. Avoid all social interaction and non-essential travel and if you can, you should work from home. Avoid pubs, clubs and restaurants.

If you have a new continuous cough - this means you've started cough repeatedly - and a high temperature (you feel hot to touch on your chest or back) you need to stay at home for at least 14 days and ​ so do the rest of your family if they live with you.

DO NOT go to a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital. You do not need to contact 111 to tell them​ you're staying at home. Testing for coronavirus is not needed if you're staying at home.

If you feel you cannot cope with your symptoms at home, your condition gets worse or doesn't improve after 7 days then use the online 111 coronavirus service. ​ You should only call 111 if the​ online service can't help.

Hunstanton Town Council will be constantly monitoring the Government websites for more information and will publish regular updates on Facebook and on the Town Council website.

Posted: Tue, 17 Mar 2020 08:08 by Jan Roomes

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